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business administration educator

Thomas Franklin Keller, business administration educator. Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina. Recipient Outstanding Educator award, North Carolina Association Certified Public Accountant's, 1997, University medal, Duke University, 2001; fellow Haskins and Sells Foundation, University Michigan, 1959, Ford Foundation, Duke University, 1960, 1961.

Background

Keller, Thomas Franklin was born on September 22, 1931 in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States. Son of Cleaveland Alonzo and Helen (Seago) Keller.

Education

AB, Duke University, 1953. Master of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1960.

HHD (honorary), Clemson University, 1987.

Career

Member of faculty Fuqua School Business, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, since 1959;associate professor, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1962-1967;professor, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1967-1974;Richard Joshua Reynolds professor, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, since 1974;department chairman management science, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1974-1996;vice provost, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1971-1972;dean Fuqua School Business, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1974-1996. Member editorial board Duke U. Press, 1970-1987. Visiting associate professor CarnegieMellon U., 1966-1967, U. Washington, Seattle, 1963-1964.

Consultant to government and industry. Fulbright-Hays lecturer, Australia, 1975. Board directors LADD Furniture, High Point, North Carolina, Mentor Series Trust, Richmond, Virginia, Hatteras Income Securities Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, Nations Funds Inc., Charlotte, Wendy's International, Dublin, Ohio, American Business Products Inc., Atlanta, DIMON Inc., Danville, Virginia, Biogen, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina.

Works

Membership

Elder Presbyterian Church. Trustee Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Director North Carolina Zoological Society, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina With Army of the United States, 1953-1955.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association (vice president 1967-1968, editor journal 1972-1975), North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Finance Executives Institute, University Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, fishing, reading, sailing.

Connections

Married Margaret Neel Query, June 15, 1956. Children: Thomas Crafton (deceased), Neel McKay, John Caldwell.

father:
Cleaveland Alonzo Keller

mother:
Helen (Seago) Keller

spouse:
Margaret Neel Query

child:
Thomas Crafton Keller (deceased)

child:
Neel McKay Keller

child:
John Caldwell Keller