About the Contributors

Louis Midgley, professor emeritus of political science at Brigham Young University, is serving an auxiliary mission for the Church Educational System in Auckland, New Zealand, where, with his wife, he directs the Lorne Street Institute of Religion.

Stewart W. Brewer holds a B.A. in history and an M.A. in anthropology from BYU. Currently he is a student in the graduate program in Latin American history at the State University of New York, Albany.

John E. Clark is associate professor of anthropology at BYU and Director of the BYU New World Archaeological Foundation.

Matthew Roper is an M.A. student in sociology at BYU where he also completed a B.A. in history. A long-time research assistant at FARMS, he has published extensively on issues connected with the accuracy of the LDS scriptures.

Bruce H. Yerman is a middle school principal at the American School Foundation, Mexico City. He earned a B.A. from BYU and a master’s degree in education from Stanford. He has received training at the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico, and, with his wife and four daughters, spends weekends rediscovering Mesoamerican history.

Marilyn Arnold is now a full-time writer living in St. George, Utah. An emeritus professor of English at BYU, she also served as Director of the Center for Christian Values in Literature and as Assistant to the President and Dean of the Graduate School.

George D. Potter, a consultant and management trainer, lives in Saudi Arabia. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He developed his interest in the Book of Mormon in relation to the ancient world while serving an LDS mission in Peru and Bolivia.

LaMar C. Berrett is emeritus professor of church history and doctrine at BYU and a former chair of that department.

S. Kent Brown is professor of ancient scripture and Director of Ancient Studies at BYU.

Terrence L. Szink, a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern languages at UCLA, is assistant professor of ancient scripture at BYU.

James P. Bell, formerly editor of BYU Magazine and later of This People, now serves as Manager of Creative Services for the Broadcast Division at BYU.