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Susan E. Black

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Department: Church History

Title: Professor

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Bio: Dr. Black joined the faculty in 1978. She is a past Eliza R. Snow Fellow, Associate Dean of General Education and Honors, and Director of Church History in the Religious Studies Center. She was the recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000, the highest award given a professor on the BYU campus. She has authored, edited, and compiled over 130 books and 300 articles. She currently serves as a psychologist for LDS Social Services and as a temple ordinance worker.

Courses Taught: Latter-day Saint Church History to 1844; Latter-day Saint Church History from 1846 to 1901

Areas of Expertise: Joseph Smith, early Saints, Jesus Christ, Nauvoo

Areas of Research: Current: Nauvoo Legion, Jesus Christ, Nauvoo land records, persecutions in Missouri

Languages: Spanish (partial)