J. B. Haws is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Before coming to BYU, Haws taught seminary in northern Utah, in Salt Lake and Weber Counties. He attended Weber State University, BYU, and the University of Utah. His PhD from the University of Utah is in American history with an emphasis on twentieth-century Latter-day Saint history. He served a Spanish-speaking mission in Raleigh, North Carolina. His areas of research are twentieth-century Latter-day Saint history and the public perception of Latter-day Saints. He is married to Laura Favero, and they are the parents of four sons.