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College of Humanities & Sciences

Psychology Department

Jared Keeley, Ph.D.

Dr. Jared Keeley [View Image]

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology
800 W Franklin, rm 205
jwkeeley@vcu.edu
(804) 828-6120

Associate Professor (tenured)
Ph.D. (2009), Auburn University


Doctoral Program Affiliations


Research Interests

My primary research interest involves the classification of psychopathology, especially concerning mental health professionals’ use of the diagnostic system. I have studied cognitive processes involved in clinicians’ work, including diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment planning. Currently, I am 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.


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. doi:10.1002/wps.20581
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. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.006
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

  • Psychopathology, graduate level
  • Principles of Psychological Tests and Measurements, undergraduate level

Recent Grant

Field Trials for the International Classification of Diseases Revision of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Amount: $335,934
Source: World Health Organization
Period: 2012-2016


Recent Awards

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

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