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Richard E. Bennett

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Department: Church History

Title: Professor, Chair of Church History and Doctrine

Office: 303A JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-3071

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Bio: Native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Served mission to Texas, 1967-1969. Head of Special Collections at the University of Manitoba, 1978-1997. Former Stake President, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ph.D in U.S. Intellectual History, Wayne State University. Married to Patricia Dyer. 5 children and 23 grandchildren. Author of 8 books and 60+ articles, mainly on 19th century LDS History including plural marriage, the Mormon exodus, Brigham Young, and Wilford Woodruff. Presently Church History editor, BYU Studies. Former  Department Chair and Associate Dean.

Courses Taught: Church History, Doctrine and Covenants

Areas of Expertise: 19th Century Mormon history; Mormon manuscripts; Mormon exodus history

Areas of Research: Mormon exodus; temple work; 1820 and the beginnings of Mormonism

Languages: French (read)