Hugh Nibley was one of the most gifted scholars in the LDS Church. He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and completed his PhD as a University Fellow at UC Berkeley. He taught at Claremont College in California before serving in military intelligence in World War II. From 1946 until his death in 2005, he was associated with and taught at Brigham Young University.
Master's degree in English from Brigham Young University and an "ABD" (all but dissertation) degree from the University of Minnesota. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University.