Keith Allan Welch (b. 1961) was born in Lima, New York. He studied Astronomy and Physics at Vassar College (1979-1983 B.A.). After coming to Bloomington in 1983 to study Astrophysics at IU, he left after one year without a degree. Subsequently he worked for the IU High-Energy Physics Group as a technician from 1985 - 1990, where he built radiation tracking equipment for experiments at Brookhaven National Lab, Fermilab, and CERN. He lived in St. Genis, France during 1986.
Keith Welch currently works in the Indiana University Herman B Wells Library as a Network and Software analyst.