Richard E. Bennett is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. His publications include We’ll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus, 1846–1848 (1997) and Mormons at the Missouri, 1846–1852: “And Should We Die . . .” (1987).
Christopher James Blythe is a historian with the Joseph Smith Papers Project. His published work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Mormon History, BYU Studies Quarterly, Nova Religio, and Material Religion.
Marilyn Bradford is a research assistant at the Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated with a degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and will be pursuing a master’s in history education.
Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University, and former Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He is a member of the National Advisory Board and a former general editor of the Joseph Smith Papers Project.
Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, has coedited several volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers, including Council of Fifty, Minutes: March 1844–January 1846 (2016). He is coauthor of From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon (2015).
Matthew C. Godfrey is a general editor and the managing historian of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. He is the former president of Historical Research Associates, a historical and archeological consulting firm, and is the author of Religion, Politics, and Sugar: The Mormon Church, the Federal Government, and the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1907–1921 (2007).
Matthew J. Grow, director of publications for the LDS Church History Department, is a historian specializing in Mormon history. Grow coauthored a biography of Parley P. Pratt with Terryl Givens. He formerly directed the Center for Communal Studies housed at the University of Southern Indiana.
Jeffrey D. Mahas coedited Council of Fifty, Minutes: March 1844–January 1846 (2016). He is a documentary editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project and is pursuing a PhD in history from the University of Utah.
Patrick Q. Mason is Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University and a nationally recognized authority on Mormonism. His publications include The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South (2011), Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt (2015), and What Is Mormonism? A Student’s Introduction (2017).
Spencer W. McBride is a historian whose research interests include the intersections of religion and politics in early America. He is a volume editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project and the author of Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (2016).
Nathan B. Oman is Rollins Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School. His legal scholarship has focused on the philosophy of contract law and on Mormon legal history.
Benjamin E. Park is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University. His first book, American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in an Age of Revolutions, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2018.
W. Paul Reeve is a professor of history and the director of graduate studies in history at the University of Utah. He is the author of Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness (2015).
Jedediah S. Rogers is co-managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly and a senior historian, Utah Division of State History. His publications include The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History (2014).
R. Eric Smith is the editorial manager for the Publications Division, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In that role, he edits print and web publications for the Church Historian’s Press, including publications of the Joseph Smith Papers. He previously was an editor for the church’s Curriculum Department, and before that he practiced law for a Salt Lake City firm.
Richard E. Turley Jr. is the managing director of the Public Affairs Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was previously an Assistant Church Historian and Recorder and the managing director of the Church History Department.