Faculty & Staff

Jeffrey M. Keisler, PhD

Professor of Management Information Systems


photo of Jeffrey Keisler

Areas of Expertise

Decision and Risk Analysis, Analytics, Spreadsheet Modeling, Project/Portfolio Management


PhD, Decision Sciences, Harvard University
SM, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
MBA with High Honors, Business Economics, University of Chicago
BS with Honors and Distinction, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


Professor Keisler has been a consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies and government agencies independently and, prior to joining UMass Boston, as a decision analyst at Strategic Decisions Group, Inc., Argonne National Laboratory, and General Motors Corp.

He has had over 55 articles in peer reviewed journals. Most of these and his other publications are archived at his Scholarworks page http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_keisler/

Courses Taught

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems, Managerial Decision Making, Strategic Operations Management, Decision Support Systems and Groupware, Computers and Information Processing, Statistics, Management Science, Decision Analysis, Undergraduate Honors Thesis.

Research Interest

Decision analytics, decision processes, and decision aiding practice for technology, operations and policy.

Professional Activities
  • Editor for Springer series on Risk, Systems and Decisions
  • Fulbright-Aalto Distinguished Chair
  • Past-President of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society
  • Associate Editor of Interfaces
  • Editor for EURO Journal of Decision Processes
  • Editorial board member for Decision Analysis
  • Editorial board member for Environment Systems & Decisions
  • ​Subject Matter Expert for National Academies forum 
  • Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals
  • Past-President, Society for Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis and Risk Specialty Group
  • Winner of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Publication Award