Primary tabs

Jan J. Martin

Jan J. Martin's picture

Department: Ancient Scripture

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: 316A JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-0345

Contact: Send message

Born: San Diego

Raised: Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Holladay, Utah; graduated from Skyline High School

Mission for Church: Richmond, Virginia

Married to: Jared Martin

Bachelor’s Degree: Brigham Young University: physical education K-12 teaching with a minor in German teaching (1994)

Master’s Degrees: Brigham Young University: exercise physiology (1997); University of York, UK: early modern history (2008)

PhD: University of York, UK: Sixteenth-century English Bible Translation; focus on early English reformers (2011)

Previous career: Taught as adjunct faculty at BYU in the Physical Education Department (1997–2001); taught for Seminaries & Institutes for five years: one year at Timpview High School (2002–3), three years at Spanish Fork High School (2003–6), one year at Provo High (2006–7)

Classes taught for BYU Religious Education: Book of Mormon, New Testament

Research interests: Early English translations of the Bible; early English reformers such as William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, and John Frith; King James translation of the Bible; development of the language of English theology


“William Tyndale, John Foxe, and the ‘Boy that Driveth the Plough,’” Religious Educator 17, no. 2 (June 2016).

“Letting English Words Stand: Thomas More, William Tyndale, and the Common Expression of English Theology,” Archive for Reformation History. Jahrgang 106 (December 2015): 92–114.

“Cuthbert Tunstal, Thomas More, John Fisher, and the Burning of William Tyndale’s 1526 New Testament,’ Reformation 18, no. 1 (December 2013): 84–105.

Languages: German

Other interests and hobbies: I enjoy an active lifestyle and participate regularly in many different sports with my husband: racquetball, tennis, pickleball, cycling, volleyball, weightlifting, and kayaking. We also enjoy taking walks and hiking all over the beautiful state of Utah whenever we have a chance. My husband is from England, and that means we often return across the pond to visit family and enjoy the beautiful English countryside. I love teaching and researching and really enjoy becoming more knowledgeable so that I might assist the wonderful students that come through BYU.