Christine M. Keller, PH.D.

Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Tallahassee, Florida

Selected in a comprehensive search process, Dr. Christine Keller is an accomplished association leader and institutional research professional who is committed to advancing informed decision-making in higher education. She has a broad understanding of national issues, policies, and trends, especially related to institutional research, information management, and data policy.

Formerly Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), her accomplishments include directing the operation, expansion, and promotion of the cross-sector Student Achievement Measure (SAM) project on behalf of APLU and five other higher education associations.

Prior to her employment with APLU, Christine was the Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of Kansas and the Associate Dean of Continuing Education at Sterling College. 

An active member of the Association for many years, she is a former member of the AIR Board of Directors, was a member of the Improving and Transforming Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education Advisory Board, and served as co-editor of the IR in the Know column in the eAIR newsletter for several years.

Christine has spent her career working to make the world a better place through higher education and data, and understands that the current focus on data and evidence provides significant opportunities for the IR community. She is committed to positioning AIR and its members to advance and flourish during this exciting time of growth and change.

Christine holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Kansas, an MBA from the University of Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing research from Missouri State University.

Committee Memberships/​Other ACTIVITIES

  • U.S. Department of Education National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) panel
  • IPEDS Technical Review Panel participant
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Advisory Board
  • Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange Advisory Council
  • Gardner Institute’s Gateways to Completion Advisory Committee
  • College Educational Quality Advisory Board

Abbreviated Biography (100 words)

Dr. Christine M. K​​eller is Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). A nonprofit membership association serving over 4,000 members, AIR provides educational resources, best practices, and professional develop​ment opportunities to its members and the IR community. A longtime member, prior to joining AIR as Executive Director, Dr. Keller was Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). She is on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Advisory Board and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Kansas.

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Contact Information

Christine M. Keller
ckeller@airweb.org
(850) 692-8112
Association for Institutional Research 
1983 Centre Pointe Blvd. #101
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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