Department: Church History
Title: Professor, Associate Dean
Office: 370C JSB
Phone number: (801) 422-3290
Bio: Bob Freeman is a full-time member of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU where he currently serves as an Associate Dean. Prior to coming to BYU in 1996, Bob worked for the LDS Church Seminaries and Institutes for approximately twelve years. Over the last fifteen years, he has devoted his research to understanding the experiences of Latter-day Saints in wartime. In the year 2000, he and retired colleague, Dr. Dennis A. Wright, founded the research project, Saints at War. Since that time, Bob has published numerous books and articles, often in partnership with other associates, which have drawn on this research. He has also produced several documentaries as well as assisting to establish an archive in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU with over 3,000 accounts of veterans. The Saints at War project has also partnered in preserving veteran accounts with the national Veteran’s History Project which is associated with the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Bob and his wife, JaNeal, are the parents of seven children and live in Springville, Utah.
Courses Taught: Teachings of the Living Prophets, LDS History from 1901 to the Present, Special Studies in Church History, Doctrine and Covenants
Areas of Expertise: Legal and military history of the Church