Kenneth L. Alford
Dr. Alford served as an active duty army officer for 29½ years, retiring in the rank of colonel. While in the army, he taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the National Defense University in Washington, DC. After serving in the England Bristol Mission, he earned a BA from Brigham Young University (1979), an MA from the University of Southern California (1982), an MCS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988), and a PhD from George Mason University (2000). He taught seminary and institute as a Church Educational System volunteer for many years before joining the faculty at BYU as an associate professor of Church history and doctrine. Ken and his sweetheart, Sherilee, have four children and four grandchildren.