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Introducing the New CTE Co-Director, Keith O. Hunter

Beginning June 2024, Keith O. Hunter (Associate Professor, School of Management) will join the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) as a new co-Director, and will serve with co-Director Aparna Venkatesan (Physics and Astronomy), along with support staff Ifeoma Nzerem and Talia Knowles.  CTE warmly welcomes Dr. Hunter, and honors outgoing co-Director Marilyn Delaure (Professor, Communication Studies) for her wonderful leadership and gracious stewardhip of CTE during her extended 4-year term spanning the challenging years of the pandemic and other global events affecting higher education.

Keith O. Hunter is a tenured associate professor who has brought a broad range of experiences to the University of San Francisco and its School of Management. Before arriving at USF, he earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and his Master of Science in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Before joining academia, Keith served in the US Navy for six years as a propulsion and auxiliary engineer, then worked as a software engineer for 12 years that included research on agent based modeling and simulation at Sandia National Laboratories . At USF, Keith has instructed undergraduate and graduate students across multiple programs, delivering courses that explore human behavior within organizational contexts and beyond. Dr. Hunter's research, teaching, and service intersect at the examination and improvement of processes that affect human performance and well-being, often emphasizing the impact of informal social structures and how people perceive each other. His most recent research projects explore the perception of network structures, planned network change, and multiple issues in experiential and community-engaged learning (CEL). Keith is a recipient of USF's Community Engaged Learning Faculty Award and multiple teaching awards within the School of Management, including Executive MBA Outstanding Faculty Award, SOM Outstanding Service Award, and SOM Outstanding Teaching Award.

Again, the warmest of welcomes from team CTE to Keith Hunter!