Keith O. Hunter
Keith Hunter joined USF's School of Management in 2011
after earning his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management
and his Master of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management at
Carnegie Mellon University. A veteran of the US Navy holding
bachelor's and master's degrees in computer
science, Dr. Hunter worked for 12 years as a software engineer
during which he contributed to research and development in
metaheuristic search methods as well as agent-based modeling and
Now as a member of the Department of Organizations, Leadership,
and Communication, he conducts research at the intersection of
social network analysis, organizational behavior, and organization
development. His most recent research projects examine the impact
social structures have on counterproductive workplace behavior,
gender-based disparity in promotion and advancement, and planned
organizational change, respectively.
Dr. Hunter teaches courses in the areas of leadership,
organizational behavior, organization development, and social
PhD. Organizational Behavior and Management - Carnegie Mellon University
MPhil. Public Policy and Management - Carnegie Mellon University
MSc. Computer Science - University of Central Florida
BSc. Computer Science - University of Central Florida
Associate of Arts - Valencia Community College
Member, Graduate Program Committee
Member, University Information Technology Committee
Representative, USFFA Policy Board
Member, Faculty Governance Council
Informal Social Networks
Organization Development and Change
- MBA 6014 - Leadership, Teams and Organizations
- BUS 304 - Management and Organizational Dynamics
"Mean or Misunderstood? Obstacles to Women Receiving
Mentorship from Other Women in Law" to be presented
at Academy of Legal Studies in Business 2013.
"Service Learning and Business Students: Enhancing
Organizational Behavior Knowledge through Community Action."
Ongoing work with Monika Hudson presented at Colleagues in Jesuit
Business Education 2012, Los Angeles, July 2012.
"Balance Theory and Planned Organizational Network Change,"
presented at the INSNA Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, San
Diego, CA, March 2009.
"Structural Facilitators of Organizational Network Change,"
presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting,
Philadelphia, PA, August 2007.
"Agent-based Modeling of Housing Mobility," presented at the
INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2005.
"Talent on Task: Core Decisions and Agents," presented at the
NAACSOS Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. June 2003.
"A Naturalistic Decision Making Model for the Agent Based
Simulation of Human Combatants," presented at the 9th Annual
Conference on Human Behavior Representation and Computer Generated
Forces, Orlando, FL, June 2000
Hart, W.E. and Keith Hunter (1999) "A Performance Analysis of
Evolutionary Pattern Search with Generalized Mutation Steps,"
Proceedings of the First Congress on Evolutionary Computation,
Theory Session 1, Washington, D.C.
External Research Advisory Board, Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
Alumni Association Board, CMU Heinz College
Panelist and Evaluator, First Graduate
Guest Lecturer, Lead America