M. Gerald Bradford is Director of Research for FARMS. His Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, is in religious studies, with a focus on comparative religion. Before coming to FARMS, he was Executive Director of the Western Center of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with offices on the UC Irvine campus.
David K. Geilman is a graduate student in ancient Near Eastern studies at Brigham Young University. The focus of his study is on the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is currently helping prepare Hebrew transcriptions of the scrolls that are included in the Dead Sea Scrolls on CD: The FARMS Electronic Database.
Weston Fields is Executive Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, based in Jerusalem. He has a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Th.D. from Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana. Fields serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Dead Sea Scrolls on CD: The FARMS Electronic Database.
Michael P. Lyon is a freelance artist and researcher who works for FARMS. He, with assistance from Alison Coutts (also of FARMS), prepared the model of Qumran that was on display in the Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Brigham Young University.
Donald W. Parry is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Languages and Literature at Brigham Young University. He is a member of the international team of scholars working on the Dead Sea Scrolls and is Project Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls on CD: The FARMS Electronic Database. Parry is coeditor of three books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including, with Dana M. Pike, LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls, recently published by FARMS. He serves on the FARMS Board of Trustees.
Stephen D. Ricks is Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Brigham Young University. He is coeditor, with Donald W. Parry, of Current Research and Technological Developments on the Dead Sea Scrolls, published by E. J. Brill in 1996, and is also Editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Ricks is a member of the FARMS Board of Trustees and is immediate past Chairman of the Board.
John A. Tvedtnes is Senior Project Manager for FARMS. He earned master's degrees in linguistics and Middle East studies (Hebrew) from the University of Utah and did advanced graduate work in Semitic languages and Egyptian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
John W. Welch is Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at Brigham Young University and is Editor in Chief of BYU Studies. He organized the Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at BYU and, along with codirector Professor Marti Lu Allen, Associate Director of BYU's Museum of Peoples and Culture, is in charge of the BYU appearance of the companion exhibition, The Story of Masada: Discoveries from the Excavation. The founder of FARMS, Welch serves on its Board of Trustees.
E. Jan Wilson is Associate Director of the FARMS Center for Electronic Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts. His Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, is in Hebrew and cognate studies. He is in charge of text preparation for the Dead Sea Scrolls on CD: The FARMS Electronic Database.