Marilyn Arnold, emeritus professor of English at Brigham Young University, also served in the administration of the university. A leading scholar on Willa Cather, she has published nonfiction works, eight novels, and works on the Book of Mormon (including hymn texts). The Utah governor’s office honored her as a Woman of Achievement in 2003.
Clifford P. Jones earned a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University and a JD with honors from J. Reuben Clark Law School. He is president of AvidLaw, LLC, a software development firm. His understanding of and love for the scriptures have come primarily through personal and family scripture study. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children and three grandchildren.
Brock M. Mason is a student at Brigham Young University studying philosophy and ancient Near Eastern studies. Originally from Colorado Springs, his interests vary from ancient history, religious philosophy, meta-ethics, epistemology, and jazz piano. Upon graduation, he plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a professor.
Hugh Nibley (1910–2005) graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his PhD as a University Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1946 as a professor of history and religion and devoted much time to research and writing.
David L. Paulsen is a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University. He earned a BS degree in political science from BYU, a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He has published in the areas of philosophy of religion and Mormon studies.