Andrew H. Hedges is an associate professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He received a BS from Weber State College, an MA from BYU, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published articles on a variety of Book of Mormon and Church History topics, and has edited several collections of essays on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. He is currently an editor for the Joseph Smith Papers Project.
Grant Hardy is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a BA from BYU and a PhD from Yale. He has published on early China, historiography, and the Book of Mormon, and his books include Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo: Sima Qian’s Conquest of History; The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition; Enduring Ties: Poems of Family Relationships; The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China; and The Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 1.
Steven C. Harper joined the BYU faculty in 2002 after teaching religion and history at BYU—Hawaii. He has a BA in history from BYU and a PhD in early American history from Lehigh University. He and his wife Jennifer are the parents of five children. His publications include Making Sense of the Doctrine and Covenants: A Guided Tour Through Modern Revelations. He is currently an editor for the Joseph Smith Papers Project.
Jennifer C. Lane is an assistant professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. She received her PhD in religion with an emphasis in history of Christianity from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. Her master’s and bachelor’s degrees, both from BYU, are in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and history with a minor in philosophy. In addition to work on LDS doctrine and New Testament context, Lane has written widely on adoptive redemption in scripture, including in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament. She and her husband Keith live and work in Laie, Hawaii.
Kerry Muhlestein received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in psychology with a Hebrew minor. He spent time at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in the intensive Hebrew program. He received an MA in ancient Near Eastern studies from BYU and a PhD from UCLA in Egyptology. Muhlestein’s research focuses on the texts and iconography of Egyptian religion, international contact between ancient Egypt and her neighbors, the Egyptian juridical process, Egyptian literature, and the overlap of the Biblical and Egyptian worlds, including the ancient and modern history of the Pearl of Great Price, among other things. He and his wife Julianne have six children.