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Mary Jane Woodger

Professor
Church History and Doctrine

210B JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Dr. Mary Jane Woodger is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Born and raised in American Fork and Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Woodger has always had a great love for teaching. After obtaining a BS in home economics education, Dr. Woodger taught home economics and American history in Salt Lake City, where she received the Vocational Teacher of the Year Award from Jordan School District. In 1992, she completed her MEd at Utah State University. In 1997, she received from Brigham Young University an EdD in educational leadership, with a minor in Church history and doctrine.

In 1998, Dr. Woodger was honored by Kappa Omicron Nu with an Award of Excellence for her dissertation research, entitled "The Educational Ideals of David O. McKay." Since then she has had three books published about the life and teachings of David O. McKay. She has also authored numerous articles on doctrinal, historical, and educational subjects. These articles have appeared in various academic journals, as well as venues for the Latter-day Saint audience including the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Deseret News, and the Religious Educator. She was recently honored with the best article of the year award from the Utah State Historical Society. Her current research interests include twentieth-century Church history, Latter-day Saint women's history, and Church education.

Courses Taught: Teachings of the Living Prophets, Twentieth-Century Church History, Doctrine and Covenants

Areas of Expertise: Twentieth-century Church history, Latter-day Saint women's history, and Church education

Research Interests

Twentieth-Century Church History, Latter-day Saint women's history, and Church education.

Teaching Interests

Teachings of the Living Prophets, Twentieth Century CHurch History

Honors and Awards

  • The Harvey B. Black and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication , Brigham Young University Religious Education (2012 - 2013)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, BYU Religious Studies Center (2012 - 2012)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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