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Kenneth L. Alford

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Department: Church History

Title: Associate Professor

Office: 316-D JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-6497

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Bio:  Dr. Alford is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine. He served as an active duty Army officer for 29½ years, retiring in the rank of Colonel. While in the Army, he taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the National Defense University in Washington, DC. After serving in the England Bristol Mission, he earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University (1979), an M.A. from the University of Southern California (1982), a Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988) and a Ph.D. from George Mason University (2000). He taught seminary and institute as a CES volunteer for many years. His latest book, Civil War Saints, was published in 2012. Ken and his sweetheart, Sherilee, have four children and ten grandchildren.

Courses Taught:  Doctrine and Covenants (REL C 324, REL C 325), Pearl of Great Price (REL A 327), Introduction to LDS Family History (REL C 261), Directed Readings in Church History and Doctrine (Religion C 695R)

Areas of Expertise: The Utah War, the American Civil War, LDS participation in 20th century military conflicts, Doctrine and Covenants, Strategic Leadership

Areas of Research: The American Civil War, LDS participation in military conflicts, the Utah War