About Tim Keogh

Tim Keogh is an adjunct associate professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where he teaches negotiation in the master of health administration program. Formerly, Keogh taught leadership communication at The Citadel School of Business in Charleston, South Carolina, and management communication at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. He has been a linguist in Army intelligence, and earned a diploma in modern standard Arabic from the Defense Language Institute. He was a writer/editor for the National Institute of Education in Washington, D.C., and received a Fulbright grant for graduate study in the humanities at the University of Strasbourg, France.

For six years he held the position of manager of corporate training and development at McDermott International, a Fortune 500 energy services and engineering company, where he designed and taught management development courses, both stateside and internationally. Keogh has won teaching awards at the Freeman School, Citadel and in the department of health systems management at Tulane, where he directed the master of health administration program and taught in the master of medical management program. He has trained physician educators at the Moscow Medical Academy, and he lectures and publishes articles on communication and physician performance topics.

He is a certified instructor in total quality management and in front-line leadership, and is a member of Delta Omega, the national public health honor society. Keogh received his PhD in English with concentrations in linguistics and technical communication from LSU. 

Areas of Expertise

    Physician performance
    Managing conflict
    Coaching and feedback

Academic Credentials


PhD - Linguistics, Technical Communication
Louisiana State University

MA - English
Old Dominion University

BA - English
Belmont Abbey College

  • Front line leadership instructor certification

  • Total quality management instructor certification


Fulbright grant to University of Strasbourg