Office of the Dean
G. Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts, a University of Redlands administrator and the H. Jess and Donna Colton Senecal Endowed Dean’s Chair in Business, was appointed interim dean of the School of Business in June 2014. He started at the University of Redlands as an adjunct professor in the Alfred North Whitehead College in 1994. He joined the School of Business in 2001 as a visiting assistant professor of law where he also served as the MBA program director. He was named the School of Business Associate Dean for Academics in 2003. He has also served as an associate professor of law and information systems at California Baptist University and prior to that he had a distinguished career as an Air Force Judge Advocate, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
His research and areas of expertise are in law, ethics, and intellectual property. He is a highly regarded teacher and scholar who has published articles and also co-authored case studies and a book chapter. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Information Privacy and Security. He is a fellow of the Whitehead Leadership Society, recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2014 he received the Presidential Award for outstanding service to the University of Redlands. He is a member of both the Oklahoma Bar Association and California Bar Association.
He graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with a B.B.A. in finance/accounting from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma where he served as Oklahoma Law Review editor. He also earned a post-graduate law degree (LL.M.) from the National Law Center, George Washington University, and an M.S.I.T. from the University of Redlands.
Interim Dean, School of Business
The dean provides leadership for faculty teaching, research, and service efforts, and leads by example in teaching courses each year to School of Business students. He is also responsible for all academic and outreach efforts by the School, which include enhancing corporate relations, developing a robust and participatory alumni network, extending the connections between the School of Business and alumni and local business communities, and developing the core themes of the School—sustainability, ethics, global business education, and geographic information systems. The dean collaborates closely with enrollment management and operations in pursuing the School’s strategic plans for continuing enrollment growth among working professionals throughout Southern California.