Keith O Hunter

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5976 Malloy Hall, Room 319


Keith Hunter's primary research interests revolve around organizational networks, culture, and leadership. He is particularly interested in how social networks both influence and reflect the active mental models and power dynamics within organizations. His investigations of the patterns of interaction among people and their implications for human behavior and organizational outcomes are of critical significance to tomorrow's business leaders.

His rich background inspires his research and drives the practical orientation of his teaching. During his six years in the US Navy, he served as a team leader in fire and radiological incident response, as well as engineering operations. His military service was followed by 12 years as a software engineer that included both research lab and start-up roles developing metaheuristic search algorithms, business process simulations and human decision-making models.

He promotes critical examination and enactment of USF’s mission of social justice in all of his courses and aspires to model the way through his volunteer work and strong advocacy for community engaged learning.

Co-Chair, USF Community Engaged Learning Committee, 2019-Present
Co-Chair, SOM MBA Program Committee, 2018-Present
Chair, SOM High Impact Practices Task Force, 2018-Present
Chair, SOM Faculty Governance Council, 2016-2017
Carnegie Mellon University, PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management
Carnegie Mellon University, MPhil in Public Policy and Management
University of Central Florida, MS in Computer Science
University of Central Florida, BS in Computer Science
Valencia Community College, Associate of Arts
LT Technical Staff, Optimization and Uncertainty Estimation Dept at Sandia National Labs
Software Engineer, Biosgroup
Full-time Lecturer, University of Central Florida
Machinist Mate, United States Navy
Social Network Analysis
Teaching and Facilitation
Team Leadership and Development
Agent-based Modeling
Diversity and Inclusion
Management Pedagogy
Selected Publications

Hudson, M. L., & Hunter, K. O. (2020). Hear It Their Way: Micro-Invalidation and the Burden of “Articulateness”. Management Teaching Review, 5(4), pp. 290-301.

“Using Krackhardt Data Over Time to Assess Egonet Dynamics and Accuracy,” INSNA Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, 2019.Hair and Outrospection in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors

Hunter, K. O. (2019). Building Exchange Relations and Brokerage Positions Within Groups. In Schwarz, Gavin M., Buono, Anthony F. and Susan M. Adams (Ed), Preparing for High Impact Organizational Change: Experiential Learning and Practice., Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.179-197.

Hudson, M. L., Hunter, K. O., & Rogers, P. C. (2017). Hair and Outrospection in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors. Qualitative Research Journal, 17(2), pp.124-139.

Hunter, K. O., & Wolf, E. M. (2016). Cracking the code of process safety culture with organizational network analysis. Process Safety Progress, 35(3), 276-285.

Awards & Distinctions

SOM Outstanding Service Award, 2019

SOM Outstanding Teaching Award, 2016

GBA Jesuit Excellence Award, 2013, 2014, 2016

USF Faculty Team Innovation Award, 2013