Keith Archer served as British Columbia's Chief Electoral Officer from 2011 until 2018. To this position, he brought with him more than thirty years of experience in electoral administration research and education.
Prior to his appointment, Keith Archer was Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary and Director of Research at the Banff Centre. He completed BA and MA degrees in Political Science at the University of Windsor, and a Ph.D. at Duke University.
His teaching and research has focused on the study of elections and voting. Moreover, he is the author, co-author and co-editor of seven books and over thirty articles and chapters in the area.