Ernest C. Wheeler Chair of Business
Fellow and Distinguished Scholar, International Institute for Applied Knowledge ManagementBBC 236405.585.4416 OBU Box 61737500 W. UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Dr. Keith Harman joined the Paul Dickinson College of Business in 2006. Prior to arriving on Bison Hill, Harman taught at Southeast Missouri State University, National-Louis University and Northcentral University.
A native of Oklahoma, Harman attended OBU from 1970-1972 and later completed a B.S. in Social Studies from the University of Oklahoma, an M.Ed. in Vocational Education from The University of Oklahoma, a Ph.D. in Higher Education Management at The University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Arts in Finance and Operations Management from Webster University. He also participated in a post-doctoral study program at MIT and later at the U.S. Army War College.
Harman's career includes service in higher education as a faculty member, department chairperson, dean, campus director, academic program director and university trustee. He spent six years in the U.S. Army, eventually serving at HQ level in logistics and strategy. He has served at the executive level in a private foundation, a community property and land development association, and in a government agency. He began his career in the commercial banking business later spending ten years as a consultant with Fortune 100 organizations through his work with the Juran Institute. Today he serves as an advisory board member to an IT consulting firm, a university executive MBA program, an insurance company and as treasurer of a local arts organization.
His interests include travel, hiking, digital media, modern art, fishing, baseball, college football and "classic movies." Periodic posts on his blog provide additional insights regarding Harman's interests.
Educational Background:B.S., University of OklahomaM.S., University of OklahomaM.A., Webster UniversityPh.D., University of OklahomaPost-Doctoral Study, MIT in Cambridge, MA
Courses Taught:BTEC 1103: Fluency in Information Technology BTEC 1123: Business Problem Analysis BTEC 3503: MIS BTEC 4403: Data Administration FIN 4453: Financial Management MGMT 4903: Business Policy BSAD 1999: Topics in Business Administration: Google, Inc.
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
Harman has published extensively. His research areas of interest include knowledge management and business strategy, online education, scholarly communication, and valuation of intellectual property.
He serves as co-editor of journals affiliated with the Informing Science Institute.