Gerald S. Argetsinger is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a BA in theatre from Brigham Young University and a PhD in dramaturgy from Bowling Green State University. He has 25 years' experience in directing outdoor drama, and his scholarly writings include two books on the father of Danish theatre, Ludvig Holberg.
David F. Boone is associate professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. His research interests include the frontier American West, the historical Southern States Mission, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 20th century.
John E. Clark is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University and director of the BYU New World Archaeological Foundation.
Michael J. Dorais received his PhD from the University of Georgia and is a research professor in the Department of Geology at Brigham Young University. He specializes in igneous petrology, geochemistry, and geo-archaeology and directs the Electron Microprobe Laboratory at BYU.
Crawford Gates graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in music and went on to earn an MA from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. He also completed postgraduate studies in musical composition under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Ernst Toch. Dr. Gates has composed and published 110 musical works, many of which are featured on six nationally distributed CDs.
Allen P. Gerritsen received a BA in community health education from the University of Utah and an MA in healthcare administration from the University of Iowa. He serves as the family history specialist in his family's Knaphus Family Organization.
Cynthia L. Hallen is associate professor of linguistics and English language at Brigham Young University. She specializes in the fields of lexicography, exegesis, and philology.
Louise Helps qualified as a medical doctor at the University of the Wit-watersrand in South Africa. She holds and has held a variety of elected positions within local and state PTAs. She writes poetry and fiction for pleasure and occasionally for publication.
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel holds a PhD in history from the University of California, Irvine. An associate professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, he is also the photographic editor for BYU Studies and editor in chief of the Religious Educator.
Paul Y. Hoskisson, professor of ancient scripture, has taught at Brigham Young University for 24 years. He did his graduate work at Brandeis University in Assyriology, with an emphasis in ancient Semitic philology. The fruits of his work on the FARMS Book of Mormon onomasticon project have appeared several times in this journal.
Roger L. Miller is a member of the musicology faculty in the School of Music at the University of Utah. He holds a PhD in musicology from Case Western Reserve University and has done graduate work in Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago. A past member of the General Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he writes the program script for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word."
Don E. Norton retired as assistant professor in Brigham Young University's Department of Linguistics and English Language in 2003. He earned his BA and MA degrees from BYU and did work toward a PhD at the University of Minnesota. A professional editor for 45 years, he headed the Faculty Editing Service at BYU for more than 20 years and edited several volumes in FARMS's Collected Works of Hugh Nibley series. He is active in personal history work, especially oral history.
Cameron J. Packer received a BS in exercise physiology and an MA in religious education from Brigham Young University. He has been employed by the Church Educational System as a seminary teacher in the Utah Valley area for the past six years, and his current assignment is at the Orem Junior High School Seminary.
Martin H. Raish is director of the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University—Idaho. He received an MA in library and information science from BYU and a PhD in pre-Columbian art history from the University of New Mexico. He enjoys blending his love for ancient art and archaeology with his profession of librarianship and his curiosity about the Book of Mormon.
Rory R. Scanlon has been a professor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts at Brigham Young University for the past 21 years and has designed costumes, sets, and lights for over 70 theatre, television, video and historical displays throughout the United States. He earned an MFA in costumes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of Costume Design Graphics. At BYU, he is the director of the Division of Design and Production and an associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Sally T. Taylor earned a PhD in dramatic literature, specializing in Shakespeare, from the University of Utah. A professor emerita of literature at BYU, she served as associate chair of the English Department and has taught composition and literature for 26 years. She received an Alcuin Award and a General Education Professorship for her teaching. An accomplished poet, she has published widely, including a volume of poetry, personal essay articles, and two composition textbooks.