Dr. Ken Kiser

Contact Information

431 Social Sciences & Huamnities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062

Curriculum Vitae



  • B.A. in Political Science, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. in Sociology, Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Male/Female Roles and Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Organizational Behavior and Change
  • American Healthcare


Ken Kiser, Ph.D., is a faculty emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. From 1988 to 1990 he was a visiting professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. During that time he was also Associate Director of the Virginia Center for Organizational Quality and Productivity. His primary teaching and research focus is the area of organizational change with a special focus on the design features and implementation strategies of various organizational change, improvement, and performance measurement process.

He is the co-author with Marshall Sashkin, of two books – Total Quality Management, 1990; and Putting Total Quality Management to Work, 1993. The latter book is currently under revision. Dr. Kiser’s other area of research and teaching examines the relationship between work and family in contemporary American society. In addition, Dr. Kiser has been actively involved in field research and consulting activities with a number of American organizations, in both the private and public sectors, over the last 20 years.