Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career

University of Toronto (2016–present)

M. A. – Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (Egyptology)

Brigham Young University (2011–2015)

B. A. – Ancient Near Eastern Studies (cum laude)
Capstone Paper: "Joseph Smith's Study of Hebrew and Greek"

B. A. – German Studies (cum laude)
Capstone Paper: "The Use of Irony in Arthur Schnitzler's Lieutenant Gustl" (Link)

Publications

"The Council of Fifty and Its Minutes: A Review," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 23 (2016): 45–52. (Link)

"Reading A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 21 (2016): 291–301. (Link)

With Quinten Barney. "The Book of the Dead as a Temple Text and the Implications for the Book of Abraham," in The Temple: Ancient and Restored, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry, The Temple on Mount Zion 3 (Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016), 183–209. (Link)

"Mormonism at Oxford and What It Signifies," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 19 (2016): 241-245. (Link)

"Telling the Story of the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 19 (2016): 67–82. (Link)

With Paul Y. Hoskisson. "Was Noah's Flood the Baptism of the Earth?" in Let Us Reason Together: Essays in Honor of the Life's Work of Robert L. Millet, ed. J. Spencer Fluhman and Brent L. Top (Provo, UT and Salt Lake City, UT: Religious Studies Center, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, and Deseret Book, 2016), 163–188. (Link)

"The 'Fiery Darts of the Adversary' in 1 Nephi 15:24," in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 18 (2016): 5–9. (Link)

"Vanquishing the Mormon Menace," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 17 (2016): 171–176. (Link)

"Book Reviews," Studia Antiqua: A Student Journal for the Study of the Ancient World 13, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 47–49. (Link)

"Psalm 82: A Latter-day Saint Reading," in 2014 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2014), 155–167. (Link)


"Book of Mormon Minimalists and the NHM Inscriptions: A Response to Dan Vogel," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 8 (2014): 157–185. (Link


"Help for the Troubled 'Young Mormon'," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 8 (2014): 139–146. (Link)

"The Divine Council in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon," Studia Antiqua: A Student Journal for the Study of the Ancient World 12, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 1–18. (Link)

"Council, Chaos, & Creation in the Book of Abraham," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 22, no. 2 (2013): 28–39. (Link)

"'I am a Son of God': Moses' Ascension into the Divine Council," in 2012 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 2012), 129–143. (Link)

"Shaken Faith Syndrome and the Case for Faith," Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 2 (2012): 105–126. (Link)

"The Faith and Reason of Michael R. Ash," FARMS Review 21, no. 2 (2009): 225–237. (Link)

Symposium Presentations

(2017) "'Why Would a Mormon Study Egyptology?' Prolegomena to a Critical Study of the Book of Abraham" at the Sixth Biennial Faith and Knowledge Conference at Harvard Divinity School

(2014) "The Book of the Dead as a Temple Text and the Implications for the Book of Abraham" at the second annual Temple on Mount Zion symposium hosted by the BYU College of Humanities, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, and The Interpreter Foundation. (Link)

(2014) "Joseph Smith as a Student of Languages" at the BYU President's Leadership Council conference.

(2014) "Psalm 82: A Latter-day Saint Reading" at the 2014 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium.

(2013) "Joseph Smith as a Student of Languages" at the 2014 Students of the Ancient Near East Symposium.

(2013) "The Divine Council in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon" at the 2013 Students of the Ancient Near East Symposium.

(2013) "Council, Chaos, and Creation in the Book of Abraham" at the 2013 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium.

(2012) "'I am a Son of God': Moses' Ascension into the Divine Council" at the 2012 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium.

ORCA (Office of Research & Creative Activities) Research Grant

"Joseph Smith as a Student of Languages," with Stephen D. Ricks, professor of Hebrew and Cognate Languages in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Research Assistant

David R. Seely, professor of Ancient Scripture, Fall 2014–Winter 2015
Paul Y. Hoskisson, professor of Ancient Scripture, Winter 2013–Summer 2014
Talita Wiener Osman, professor of German, Winter 2013–Spring 2013
William J. Hamblin, professor of History, Winter 2013
Mark A. Wright, professor of Ancient Scripture, Fall 2011–Winter 2013

Internship

Student Intern, Joseph Smith Papers Project (Spring–Summer 2014)

Study Abroad Programs

Vienna, Austria and Central Europe (Spring 2013)
LDS Church History (Summer 2013)

Extra-Curricular Activities and Academic Societies

Book of Mormon Central – former Research Project Manager and current volunteer peer reviewer
Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities – member and volunteer
Society of Biblical Literature – member
Students of the Ancient Near East Council - former Vice President
Hebrew Club – former member
German Club – former member
Fidelio Society – former member
The Student Review – former staff writer
Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture – editorial consultant and peer reviewer