Richard Keen

Richard Keen

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology Department

Richard Keen



Office: Kuhn 319

Phone: 864.596.9135


BA, Kent State University

PhD, Indiana University


Dr. Keen is an experimental psychologist who specializes in animal learning and behavior. He has published several articles and book chapters and has given talks at national and international conferences. Dr. Keen uses animal and human subjects to investigate how time is perceived and remembered, how the frequency of events is processed, and to determine the factors that influence choice behavior.

Dr. Keen received his BA from Kent State University and his PhD from Indiana University. In 2000, he was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 25. Before joining Converse in 2004, Dr. Keen was a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University from 2001-2004 and a post-doctoral researcher at Indiana University from 2000-2001. He received the Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for excellence in teaching in 2007 and the O’Herron Award for faculty excellence in 2008.

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