Jonathan Keeney

Research Fellow

Jonathan   Keeney

Contact Information

  • Office: 305B Mendoza College of Business
  • Phone: 574-631-9991
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I joined the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Associate.

My research focuses primarily on the psychology of ethical decision making, and how those decisions are shaped and complicated by features of the organizational context (e.g., third-party observers, workplace policies and climates, hierarchical relationships). My dissertation work explores when and how ethical decision making processes can promote worker safety.

My academic background is in experimental moral psychology and philosophy, and my current research combines laboratory methods with organizational field research in a variety of industries, including healthcare, transportation, and offshore drilling.

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of North Carolina, and my MBA from Florida Atlantic University. I previously worked in the sports marketing and event management industries.



  • Negotiations, Fall 2017 (MBA)
  • Organizational Behavior, Spring 2017 (Undergraduate)
  • Organizational Behavior, Summer 2015 (Undergraduate)

Teaching Assistant

  • Negotiations (MBA)
  • Ethical Leadership (MBA)
  • Decision Making (MBA)
  • Organizational Behavior (MBA, Undergraduate)
  • Research Methods (PhD)


Gray, K., & Keeney, J. E. (2015). Impure or just weird? Scenario sampling bias raises questions about the foundation of morality. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 6(8): 859-868.

Gray, K., & Keeney, J. E. (2015). Disconfirming moral foundations theory on its own terms: Reply to Graham (2015). Social Psychology and Personality Science, 6(8): 874-877.