Ken Keith is Professor Emeritus of Psychological Sciences at the University of San Diego and a product of Iowa farm country. Following an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Northwest Missouri State, he went on to a master’s degree in general psychology at Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University). He earned a Ph.D. in human learning from the University of Nebraska, and spent the better part of four decades in higher education, first at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, then Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of San Diego. A copy of his CV can be seen here.
Growing up in the Midwest in the post-World War II years, Ken knew many veterans, including family members who served in the U.S. Navy, and during the war his father worked at the Martin Bomber Plant at Bellevue, Nebraska, where the Enola Gay was built.
As an amateur poet himself, Ken was intrigued to learn, from his colleagues Dave and Gary, about the sailor poets of the U.S. Navy. He found their book Midwatch in Verse fascinating, and was quick to agree when they asked him to join the team.
Ken enjoys travel, including visits to such sites as Pearl Harbor and the American cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. In his retirement he edits a Cambridge University book series on psychology and culture, and he continues to read a variety of literature and to write poetry. He makes his home in Lincoln, NE, with his wife Connie.