Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1976; M.S., University of Michigan, 1974; M.S., Stanford University, 1968; B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1967.
Long-term research objective is to advance the practice of quantitative decision making by demonstrating the applicability and contribution of quantitative methods in important problem areas, especially those involving major uncertainties, and by developing models and approximation methods to facilitate such applications.
TRW Automotive, B. F. Goodrich Aerospace, Whirlpool Corporation.
Arizona State University: 1987-present.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Award
ASU Day MBA curriculum development grant, 2001; Department of Management Summer Research Grant for project entitled "Approximating Interrelated Success-Failure Probabilities," 1996; Technology MBA Faculty Development Award, Summer 1996.
Associate Editor of Operations Research, 2000-2005; Editorial board for Decision Analysis, 2001.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Staff Economic Analyst, Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, CA, 1985-1986; Staff Consultant, Gulf Oil Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, 1976-1985; Engineer, Gulf Research & Development Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968-1973.
J. S. Stonebraker and D. L. Keefer, "Modeling potential demand for supply-constrained drugs: A new hemophilia drug at Bayer Biological Products," accepted for publication in Operations Research.
D. L. Keefer, "The Underlying Event Model for Approximating Probabilistic Dependence Among Binary Events," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 51: No.2 (2004), 173-182.
D. L. Keefer, C. W. Kirkwood, and J. L. Corner, "Perspective on Decision Analysis Applications, 1990-2001," Decision Analysis, 1 (2004), 4-22.