Dr. Jared Keeley

Dr. Jared Keeley

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology
PhD (2009), Auburn University

Research Interests

Dr. Keeley’s primary research interest involves the classification of psychopathology, especially concerning mental health professionals’ use of the diagnostic system. He has studied cognitive processes involved in clinicians’ work, including diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. Currently, he is consulting for the World Health Organization on the field trials for the Mental and Behavioural Disorders chapter of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as they work towards the eleventh revision. A second interest is the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly investigating the qualities and behaviors of excellent teachers that lead to superior learning.

Selected Publications

Keeley, J. W., Reed, G. M., Roberts, M., Evans, S., Medina-Mora, M. E., Robles, R., Robello, T., Sharan, P., Gureje, O., First, M. B., Andrews, H. F., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L., Gaebel, W., Zielasek, J., & Saxena, S. (2016). Developing a science of clinical utility in diagnostic classification systems: Field study strategies for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders. American Psychologist, 71, 3-16.
Keeley, J. W., Reed, G. M., Roberts, M. C., Evans, S. C., Robles, R., Matsumoto, C., Brewin, C. R., Cloitre, M., Perkonigg, A., Rousseau, C., Gureje, O., Lovell, A. M., Sharan, P., & Maercker, A. (2016). Disorders Specifically Associated with Stress: A case-controlled field study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 16, 109-127.
Keeley, J., DeLao, C. S., & Kirk, C. L. (2013). The commutative property in comorbid diagnosis: Does A+B = B+A? Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 16-29.
Keeley, J., English, T., Irons, J., & Henslee, A. (2013). Investigating halo and ceiling effects in student evaluations of instruction. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 73, 440-457.
Keeley, J. W., Smith, D., & Buskist, W. (2006). The Teacher Behavior Checklist:Factor analysis of its utility for evaluating teaching effectiveness. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 84-90.

Recent Courses

  • Clinical Supervision, graduate level

Recent Grants

Field Trials for the International Classification of Diseases Revision of Mental and Behavioral Disorders. 2012-2016. World Health Organization, $335,934.


  • Mississippi State University Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2015
  • Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015
  • Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students, given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), 2008