Terryl L. Givens
Dr. Givens is a professor of literature and religion and the James A. Bostwick Professor of English at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia, where he has been named a Distinguished Educator of the Year. His books on Mormonism and American religious culture have been acclaimed for their scholarship and objectivity.
A native of upstate New York, Professor Givens received his BA degree in comparative literature from Brigham Young University in 1980 and pursued graduate work in intellectual history and in comparative literature at Cornell and subsequently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his MA and PhD. In 2002 he was named the BYU College of Humanities Honored Alumnus.