Keith A. Erekson is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker who helps people make sense of history in order to understand themselves, lead others, and improve the world. He holds a Ph.D. in history, a master’s in business administration, and leadership experience in manufacturing, publishing, higher education, and public history. He currently serves as director of the LDS Church History Library. He grew up near Baltimore, Maryland, and now and lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and four daughters.