Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D., in front of greenery

Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Behavioral Medicine Concentration, Clinical Psychology Program

White House, 806 W. Franklin St., Room 303

Clinical Psychology



Behavioral Medicine program


  • B.A.: Psychology and Classics, Knox College, 2002
  • M.S.: Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, 2005
  • Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology, Auburn University, 2009

Research Interests

Dr. Jared Keeley's primary research interest involves the classification of psychopathology, especially concerning mental health professionals’ use of the diagnostic system. Keeley has studied cognitive processes involved in clinicians’ work, including diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment planning. Currently, they are consulting for the World Health Organization on the field trials for the Mental and Behavioural Disorders chapter of the International Classification of Diseases 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.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Classification of psychopathology
  • Diagnostic decision-making among mental health professionals
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

Select Publications

  • Reed, G. M., Keeley, J. W., Rebello, T. J., First, M. B., Gureje, O., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L., ... Medina-Mora, M. E. (2018). Clinical utility of ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines for high-burden mental disorders: Results from mental health settings in 13 countries. World Psychiatry, 17, 306-315.
  • 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., Gaebel, W., First, M. B., *Peterson, D. L., Rebello, T., Sharan, P., & Reed, G. M. (2018). Psychotic disorder symptom rating scales: Are dichotomous or multi-point scales more clinically useful?—An ICD-11 field study. Schizophrenia Research, 202, 254-259.
  • 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.



  • Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2015
  • Mississippi State University Alumni Association, 2015
  • Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences, 2015
  • Teaching Award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015