Andrew H. Hedges is a professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU and currently serves as the associate dean of Religious Education. He earned his BS in zoology at Weber State College (1986), his MA in near Eastern studies at BYU (1991), and his PhD in American history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1996). He teaches classes in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and nineteenth-century church history. He is a coeditor of the Journals 2 and Journals 3 volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers and served for a time as managing historian of that project. He has authored and edited numerous other books and articles dealing with church history and doctrine and is currently researching the history of Latter-day Saints, wetlands, and marshes in the Salt Lake Valley.
Areas of Expertise: Nauvoo Period
Areas of Research: Nauvoo Period, Early Utah