About John O’Keefe

John J. O’Keefe, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theology at Creighton University.  His academic research focuses on ancient Christianity and the emerging field of environmental theology.

O’Keefe is also a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Backpack Journalism project, a social justice filmmaking initiative.

In addition, O’Keefe is currently working on a “deep mapping” project focused on the Nebraska Sandhills.

He is married and has four grown children. O’Keefe and his wife are members of Ignatian Associates, a lay apostolic Christian community.