The Authors

Keith J. Karren, PhD, EMT

Dr. Keith J. Karren earned his PhD in health sciences from Oregon State University in 1975 and has been a mem­ber of the BYU Health Sciences faculty since 1971.

Dr. Karren is a popular professor, having been named outstanding teacher six times and receiving the College of Health and Human Performance Teaching Excellence Award and a Karl G. Maeser Teaching Award during his BYU 39-year career. He is active in professional medical/health organiza­tions and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

The southern Alberta, Canada native has served in many community assign­ments, including as a member of the Utah County Board of Health, the Utah Basic Life Support Committee, and as co-director of the Utah Annual Conference on Pre-hospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention.

Dr. Karren is exten­sively published in the healthcare field as an author.  His 25 books include a leading EMT text, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention, and Mind/Body/Health: The Health Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships (with Benjamin Cummings). He has also presented at numerous professional conferences.

Keith maintains a very active lifestyle and continues to show western performance horses. He has been married to his sweetheart Diane for over fifty years, and they count their five children and ten grandchildren as their greatest blessings.

Glenn E. Richardson, PhD

Dr. Glenn E. Richardson is a full professor and former Department Chairman in the Department of Health Promotion and Education in the College of Health at the University of Utah. Before his appointment at the University of Utah in 1985, he had previous appointments at the University of Kentucky and Texas A & M University. Dr. Richardson’s expertise is in resilience and resiliency, and he has presently extensively in most states in the US as well as several international presentations in Mexico, Brazil, the Bahamas, Canada, Korea, and China.

He has made resilience and resiliency presentations to academic audiences, worksite wellness programs, and to consumers. He is the author of the seminal article , “The Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

He has also published over 60 other referred journal articles related to positive and optimal health. Dr. Richardson has published ten academic books including Proactive and Applied Resilience, the Resiliency Training Manual, Decisions for Health, and the Health Enhancement Training Manual. He teaches stress-management and resiliency classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.