Ken Canfield is a graduate of Friends University, University of British Columbia, Regent College and Kansas State University. He is a nationally-known speaker, leader and researcher, and author of several books and articles, both popular and scientific. He is the author of the award-winning 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers, The Heart of a Father, The Adventures of Fatherhood Series, and They Call Me Dad.

He has founded and continues to serve several organizations dedicated to improving family well-being, most notably the National Center for Fathering. He currently serves on the Board of the Legacy Coalition.

Ken has 10 Grandchildren. They call him Granddad.