Scott C. Esplin is a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, where he has taught since 2006. A native of southern Utah, he taught seminary for six years before completing masters and doctoral degrees at BYU and joining the faculty of Religious Education. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history, including an award-winning book on the restoration of Nauvoo. He specializes in religious tourism, pilgrimage, and twentieth century Church history. Dr. Esplin taught for a year at the BYU Jerusalem Center and has also led study abroad groups to Latter-day Saint historic sites. In addition to teaching, he currently serves as the publications director for BYU’s Religious Studies Center. He and his wife Janice are the parents of four children.