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Arnold K. Garr

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Department: Church History

Title: Professor

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Bio: Arnold K. Garr is a Professor and former department chair of Church History and Doctrine. He received a B.A. from Weber State College, and an M.A. from Utah State University, both in history. He also earned a Ph.D. in American History with a minor in LDS Church History from Brigham Young University. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History. He is also the author of the books Joseph Smith: Presidential Candidate andChristopher Columbus: A Latter-day Saint Perspective. Brother Garr served for eight years on the LDS Church Correlation Committee, Materials Evaluation Division. He has also served as a Stake President’s Counselor, High Councilor, Bishop and Branch President. As a young man, he served a mission in Finland. He is married to the former Cherie Burns, from Ogden, Utah, and they are the parents of five children.

Courses Taught: Doctrine and Covenants

Areas of Expertise: Life of Christopher Columbus and the political activities of Joseph Smith.