Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D.


Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D., is an educational consultant, institutional researcher & accreditation officer in higher education, professor of research methodology, nonprofit capacity building & strategic planning consultant, educational coach, spiritual life advisor (chaplain) at New York University, spiritual director, and Wikipedian.

Core Beliefs

I Believe in Educational Empowerment for the Whole Person:

1. We Discover Our Purpose Through Learning.
2. Learning Changes Us.
3. We Change the World.

Strategic Planning

Nonprofit and Higher Education institutions need strategic planning more than ever.


Educational Needs Analysis

Current state to desired future state, everything in between is a gap to analyze.

Dissertation & Thesis Coaching

Writing a thesis or dissertation can be lonely, and coaching helps encourage completion.


Learning Design

Once we have objectives, we then plan and build education to match the learner profile.

Qualitative Research

We all live subjective lives, and qualitative inquiry helps us discover the themes.

Study & Exam Support

Studying is hard, so having a supportive advocate can help.

Training Evaluation

Measuring educational implementation to assess how the learning objectives are met.

Accreditation & Compliance

Maintaining accreditation comes through continual improvement and compliance.

Spiritual Direction

Walking together to explore deep meaning and transformative mystery.

Institutional Research

Collecting, measuring, and reporting outcomes using the right dashboard for our needs.

Project & Program Management

Anybody can generate ideas, though implementing and managing them is a skill.

Purposeful Life Alignment

It takes effort to define our purpose and create our own paths to realize it.