Bio: Bob Freeman is a member of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU. He recently concluded a decade of service in both department and college administration, and has returned full-time to the classroom which is extremely satisfying. For over twenty years, his research has focused primarily on experiences of Latter-day Saints in wartime. Bob has published numerous books and articles on this theme, often in collaboration with other colleagues. In addition, he and other associates have produced several documentaries as well as creating an archive of several thousand accounts of veterans which is housed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. He has also researched and published on other subjects. Bob and his wife, JaNeal, are the parents of seven children and four grandchildren. The Freemans live in Springville, Utah.
Areas of Expertise: Legal and military history of the Church; Presidents of the Church
Research InterestsMilitary history, Twentieth Century LDS history, and missionary work.
Teaching InterestsTeachings of the Living Prophets (333), Modern Church History (343), Doctrine and Covenants (324-325), and LDS in the Military (393R)
Licenses and Certifications
- California Bar Association, Attorney (1991 - Present)
- Utah Bar Association, Attorney (1998 - 1991)
- Religious Education: Associate Dean (2013 - 2019)
- Department of Church Hsitory and Doctrine: Other (Appointed by a VP) (2011 - 2013)
- Utah Bar Association (1998 - Present)
- Utah State Historical Society (1997 - Present)
- California Bar Association (1991 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, Gail Halversen Museum Board (2016 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, Springville City--Historic Preservation Committee (2012 - Present)
- Other, Utah Bar Association (2008 - 2013)