Keeler served as Professor of Political Science from 1980-2007 at the University of Washington, where he was also Director of the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence. He moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 to serve as the Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, stepping down in 2020. He is the recipient of the APSA's Gabriel Almond Award, the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award, the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Ministry of National Education, France), and the Chester A. Newland Presidential Citation of Merit, ASPA; in 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has served as President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (2011-13) and the Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2005-07).
Education & Training
- PhD, Harvard University 1978
“Mapping EU Studies: The Evolution from Boutique to Boom Field 1960-2001,” Journal of Common Market Studies 43 no. 3 (September 2005): 551-582.
Co-edited with J. Howorth. Defending Europe: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy. Palgrave Macmillian, 2003.
Co-edited with Wyn P. Grant. Agricultural Policy, Volume I: Agricultural Policy in Western Europe and Agricultural Policy, Volume II: Agricultural Policy in Global Perspective. Edward Elgar, 2000.
Co-edited with Martin A. Schain. Chirac’s Challenge: Liberalization, Europeanization and Malaise in France. St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
“Agricultural Power in the European Community: Explaining the Fate of CAP and GATT Negotiations,” Comparative Politics 28 (January 1996): 127-149.
Reformer: Les Conditions du Changement Politique. Presses Universitaires de France, 1994.
“Opening the Window for Reform: Mandates, Crises and Extraordinary Policymaking,” Comparative Political Studies 25 (January 1993): 433-486.
“Executive Power and Policymaking Patterns in France: Gauging the Impact of Fifth Republic Institutions,” West European Politics 16 (October 1993): 518-544.
The Politics of Neocorporatism in France: Farmers, the State and Agricultural Policy-making in the Fifth Republic. Oxford University Press, 1987.
Comparative public policy, EU politics, transatlantic relations, American foreign policy.