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Keith A. Erekson

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Keith A. Erekson
Keith A. Erekson
Keith A. Erekson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. As a young man, he served a mission in Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Brigham Young University, a doctoral degree in history from Indiana University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.

He is an award winning author, teacher, and public historian who currently serves as the Director of Historical Outreach and Partnerships for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For seven years, he directed the Church History Library, overseeing expanded online research access and enriched public exhibits.

Before leading the Church History Library, Erekson was a tenured associate professor of history and founding director of the Center for History Teaching & Learning at The University of Texas at El Paso. He possesses two decades of international management experience in library administration, higher education, scholarly publishing, and automotive manufacturing.

Brother Erekson now lives near Salt Lake City with his wife and children.


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