Kevin L. Barney obtained law degrees at the University of Illinois (JD) and DePaul University (LLM). He practices public finance law with the Chicago office of Kutak Rock LLP. He serves on the board of directors of both the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University in New York City and is now at Claremont Graduate University in California as the visiting Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies. He is co-general editor for the Joseph Smith Papers project of the History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeffrey R. Chadwick is Jerusalem Center Professor of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies and associate professor of Church history and doctrine [Jewish studies] at Brigham Young University, senior field archaeologist with the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project in Israel, and senior research fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.
Kendel J. Christensen enjoys interests ranging from computer technologies to theology. He shares interesting or life-changing discoveries on his Web site, www.kendelc.com. He was president of the Heroes of History Club and graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in sociology with a minor in philosophy in 2010.
Roger D. Cook is an instructor in the Philosophy Department at Brigham Young University and is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Utah. He specializes in ancient philosophy and Near Eastern studies, philosophy of religion, epistemology, and apocalyptic Judaism and its contributions to Jewish Christianity.
Hugh Nibley (1910—2005) graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his PhD as a University Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1946 as a professor of history and religion and devoted much time to research and writing.
David L. Paulsen is a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University. He earned a BS degree in political science from BYU, a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He has published in the areas of philosophy of religion and Mormon studies.
John W. Welch is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Since 1984 he has served as the general editor of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, and since 1991 as editor in chief of BYU Studies. Trained in history, classical languages, philosophy, and law, his latest book is The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple.