Scott Esplin was born in Richfield, Utah, and raised in Washington and Ohio before finally finding home in southern Utah. After serving in the Italy Catania mission, he earned a BS degree in business administration from Southern Utah University. Later, he received an MEd and PhD in educational leadership and foundations from Brigham Young University, focusing his studies on the history of LDS Church academies. Prior to joining Religious Education at BYU, Brother Esplin taught for the Church Educational System for nine years. He and his wife, the former Janice Garrett, live in Lindon, Utah.
- Esplin, Scott C.
Esplin, Scott C.
Articles/Chapters by: Scott C. Esplin
- Charting the Course: President Clark’s Charge to Religious Educators from RE 7, no. 1 (2006)
- The Fall of Kirtland: The Doctrine and Covenants’ Role in Reaffirming Joseph from RE 8, no. 1 (2007)
- Old Testament Relevancy Reaffirmed by Restoration Scripture from RE 8, no. 3 (2007)
- Why the Ohio? Why Anything in My Life? Lessons from the Command to Gather from RE 10, no. 3 (2009)
- “Those Who See”: A Century’s Charge to Religious Educators from RE 3, no. 3 (2002)
- 3. "A History of All the Important Things" (D&C 69:3): John Whitmer's Record of Church History from Preserving the History of the Latter-day Saints
- 6. Wilford Woodruff: A Founding Father of the Mormon Academies from Banner of the Gospel: Wilford Woodruff
- 5. The Salt Lake Tabernacle: A Witness to the Growth of God's Kingdom from Salt Lake City: The Place Which God Prepared
- 20. Tying It to the Priesthood: Harold B. Lee’s Restructuring of the Young Men Organization from A Firm Foundation: Church Organization and Administration
- "Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise": Building Zion by Becoming Zion from You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine & Covenants
- 11. "Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again":" Joseph Smith's Place among the Prophets from Joseph Smith and the Doctrinal Restoration
- 10. Closing the Church College of New Zealand: A Case Study in International Church Education Policy from Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: The Pacific Isles
- Moving Zion "Far Ahead": John Taylor's Educational Contributions from Champion of Liberty: John Taylor
- 1. Remembering the Impact of British Missionary Isaac Russell from Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: The British Isles
- 6. “Those Who See”: A Century’s Charge to Religious Educators from Teach One Another Words of Wisdom: Selections from the "Religious Educator"
- Getting "Nearer to God": A History of Joseph Smith's Statement from Living the Book of Mormon
- Acknowledgments from The Tabernacle: An Old and Wonderful Friend
- Timeline from The Tabernacle: An Old and Wonderful Friend
- Introduction from The Tabernacle: An Old and Wonderful Friend
- Stewart L. Grow: Teacher and Tabernacle Historian from The Tabernacle: An Old and Wonderful Friend
- 16. A Place for "the Weary Traveler": Nauvoo and a Changing Missionary Emphasis for Church Historic Sites from Go Ye into All the World: The Growth and Development of Mormon Missionary Work
- Joseph F. Smith and the Shaping of the Modern Church Educational System from Joseph F. Smith: Reflections on the Man and His Times
- “Aquellos que ven”: la asignación del siglo a los educadores de religión from Buscad Diligentemente
- “Have We Not Had a Prophet Among Us?”: Joseph Smith’s Civil War Prophecy from Civil War Saints
- 16. Wondering at His Words: Peter’s Influence on the Knowledge of Salvation for the Dead from The Ministry of Peter, the Chief Apostle
- Review of By Study and Also by Faith: One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion from RE 17, no. 3 (2016)
- “Lest Thou Forget”: Memorializing and Marking the Mormon Pioneer Trail from Far Away in the West
- The New Home-Centered, Church Supported Curriculum from RE 20, no. 1 (2019)
- Creating the New Hone-Centered Curriculum from RE 20, no. 1 (2019)