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Scott C. Esplin

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Department: Church History

Title: Professor, RSC Publications Director

Office: 185A HGB

Phone number: (801) 422-2424

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Bio: Scott C. Esplin was born in Richfield, Utah, and raised in Washington and Ohio before finally finding home in southern Utah. After serving in the Italy Catania Mission, he earned a BS degree in business administration from Southern Utah University (1997). Scott later received an MEd and PhD in educational leadership and foundations from Brigham Young University (2001, 2006), focusing his studies on the history of Church academies. Before joining Religious Education at BYU, Brother Esplin taught for the Church Educational System for nine years. His current research continues to examine the history of Latter-day Saint education as well as the development of Church historic sites. He also serves as the publications director for the Religious Studies Center. He and his wife, the former Janice Garrett, live in Lindon, Utah, and are the parents of four children.

Courses Taught: Doctrine and Covenants (REL C 324, 325), Foundations of the Restoration (REL C 225)

Areas of Expertise: Doctrine and Covenants, Church educational history, 20th-century Church history

Areas of Research: Doctrine and Covenants, Church academies, 20th-century Nauvoo Church history, Church history in Ohio

Languages: Italian