About the Reviewers

James B. Allen (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of history emeritus, senior research fellow, Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-Day Saint History at Brigham Young University, and former assistant church historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Terry B. Ball (PhD, Brigham Young University) is associate dean of religious education at Brigham Young University.

Kevin L. Barney (JD, University of Illinois) is a partner with Kutak Rock LLP, Chicago.

Davis Bitton (PhD, Princeton University) is professor emeritus of history at the University of Utah and former assistant church historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

M. Gerald Bradford (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) is associate executive director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University.

Robert H. Briggs (JD, Pepperdine University Law School) is a partner with Booth, Mitchell & Strange in Orange County, California.

Kevin Christensen (BA, San Jose State University) is a freelance technical writer based in Lawrence, Kansas.

Robert D. Crockett (JD, Brigham Young University) is a partner at Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles.

Craig L. Foster (MA and MLIS, Brigham Young University) is a research specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Alan Goff (DA, University at Albany, State University of New York) is professor of general education at DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he teaches English and humanities.

William J. Hamblin (PhD, University of Michigan) is associate professor of history at Brigham Young University.

Benjamin N. Judkins (PhD, Columbia University) is assistant professor of political science at the University of Utah.

Louis Midgley (PhD, Brown University) is professor emeritus of political science at Brigham Young University.

George L. Mitton (MS, Utah State University) is retired from a career in education and public administration.

Nathan Oman (JD, Harvard Law School) is a law clerk for the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold, United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Daniel C. Peterson (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University.

Michael G. Reed (BA, California State University, Sacramento) is currently a student at Brigham Young University.

Matthew Roper (MS, Brigham Young University) is a resident scholar at the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University.

Gaye Strathearn (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University.

John A. Tvedtnes (two MAs, University of Utah) is senior resident scholar with the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University.

John W. Welch (JD, Duke University) is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, editor in chief of BYU Studies, and publisher for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History.