Dr. Courtney Keim

Dr. Courtney Keim, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received her B.A. in Psychology from Christian Brothers University and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a concentration in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, from the University of Memphis. Her research interests include occupational health and safety with an emphasis on stress in the workplace, job insecurity, and organizational safety climate. She has worked with many organizations including the U.S. Navy, FedEx Services, Regions Financial, and the Center for Healthcare and Technology, housed at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Keim teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Personality Psychology, Professions in Psychology, and Introduction to Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She has presented research at numerous national and regional conferences and published in peer-reviewed and business magazines. She looks forward to working with students on their own research projects.

Dr. Keim is married to Drew Keim, an IT Director. They have a preschool aged daughter, who keeps them very busy, and a Siberian Husky named Pico. Besides teaching, Dr. Keim enjoys cooking with her family, gardening, and reading.

Recent Publications

  • Cornell, P., Keim, A.C., Petschonek, S., Sanders, A., D’Mello, S., Herrin-Griffith, D., Golden, T., & Shepherd, G. (2010). Transforming nursing workflow Part I: The chaotic nature of nurse activities. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40, 9, 366-373.
  • Keim, A.C., & Wilkinson, A. (2010). The Broken Psychological Contract: Examining why job insecurity happens and what to do about it. Business Perspectives, 20, 2, 22-27.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Keim, A.C., Landis, R.S., Pierce, C.A., & Earnest, D.R. Worried about your Job? A Meta-Analytic Review of Predictors of Job Insecurity

Recent conference presentations:

  • Keim, A.C., Landis, R.S., Pierce, C.A. (2012). Antecedents of Job Insecurity: A Meta-Analytic Review. Poster presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Diego, CA.
  • Harrison, H.D., Wallace, J.S., Gnuschke, J.E., & Keim, C. (2011). Broadening Access: The impact of female, minority and older community college graduates’ employment and earnings, 2002-2008. Presented at the 2011 Tennessee Board of Regents Research Development Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Fertitta, A.M., & Keim, A.C. (2011). Online recruiting: A technologically enhanced HR process providing organizational and environmental benefits. In J. Pierce (Chair), Online recruiting: Taking it to the next level. Symposium conducted at the 26th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.
  • Keim, A.C., & Fertitta, A. M. (2008). Mental Fatigue: How does it affect performance during a work break? Poster presented at the 2008 River Cities Industrial/Organizational Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Petschonek, S., Fertitta, A. M., Earnest, D., Keim, A.C., & Murphy, C. (2008). Refining Workplace Assessments: Building a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment Tool. Poster presented at the 2008 River Cities Industrial/Organizational Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Fertitta, A. M., Keim, A.C., & Petschonek, S. (2008). Does your hospital have pod people? How Individual Workstations Influence Nurse Workflow. Poster presented at the Midwest Applied Psychology Conference, Carbondale, IL.
  • Keim, A.C. (2008). Work Breaks: An avenue for reducing mental fatigue in the workplace. In C. Keim (Chair), Factors of Stress and Safety as They Affect Performance. Symposium conducted at the 2008 Midwest Applied Psychology Conference, Carbondale, IL.

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