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John Hilton III

Ancient Scripture

Continuing Education
Provo, UT 84602


John Hilton III was born in San Francisco and grew up in Seattle. He served a mission in Denver, and received a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. While there he met his wife Lani and they have six children. They have lived in Boise, Boston, Miami, Mexico, Jerusalem and China. He is now an associate professor of Ancient Scripture. Prior to coming to BYU, John worked with the LDS Seminary and Institute program for eleven years in a variety of capacities. John has a Masters degree from Harvard and a Ph.D from BYU, both in Education. John loves to teach and his research focuses on issues relating to both religious topics and Open Educational Resources (OER). John has published several books with Deseret Book, including Considering the Cross: How Calvary Connects Us with Christ. He is also the author of the video course and podcast “Seeking Jesus.” John loves teaching, reading and spending time with his family. For more information about John Hilton III see (religious education website) and (educational technology website).

Courses Taught: Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament

Areas of Research: The Atonement of Jesus Christ, Teaching and Learning, Open Educational Resources, Religious Pedagogy

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (speak), Spanish (read, speak).

Research Interests

Religious Education
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Open Educational Resources

Teaching Interests

Book of Mormon
New Testament
Old Testament


  • Ph.D, Instructional Pyschology and Technology , Brigham Young University (2010)
  • M. Ed, Learning and Teaching , Harvard University (2004)
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Manage , Brigham Young University (2000)

Honors and Awards

  • Praiseworthy Award Winner, Nonfiction—Self Help/Resource, Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association (2021 - 2021)
  • The Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Scholarship Award, Religious Education, BYU (2021 - 2021)
  • 2018 Brigham Young University Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University (2018 - 2020)
  • 2017 Open Education Award for Excellence in Research, Open Education Consortium (2017 - 2017)
  • Brigham Award, Brigham Young University (2015 - 2015)
  • Continuing Education BYU Faculty Member of the Year, BYU Continuing Education (2013 - 2013)

Courses Taught


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