Professor Mark J. Keppler
Professor Mark J. Keppler was named as Executive Director of The Maddy Institute of public affairs on June 1, 2004.
Professor Keppler has taught employment law, industrial relations and ethics in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno since 1987 and was the Director of Graduate Programs for the Craig School from 1998 through 2003. A lawyer, he has helped resolve hundreds of labor and employment disputes as a mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as an arbitrator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. He has also served as a Judge Pro Tem with the Fresno County Superior Court.
As Executive Director, Professor Keppler serves as the CEO of the Institute. He is responsible for the management of the Institute, including seeking grants and other funding; recommending the appointment of the Maddy Professor; preparing and implementing the budget; and coordinating the intern-scholars program in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and Fresno. He also will oversee other Maddy programs, including the Rose Ann Vuich Ethical Leadership Award program, forums and round table discussions and training programs designed for government leaders.
Professor Keppler earned his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) with a major in business administration and a minor in economics from the State University of New York. He earned both a master’s degree in industrial relations and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. His awards include the Clovis Citizen of the Year, California Department of Transportation Excellence In Transportation Award, Faculty Advisor of the Year (twice) from the Society for Human Resource Management – Region VI, Duncan Enterprises Faculty Award and the School of Business Faculty Award for Classroom Excellence.