Author BioAuthor, Emeritus BYU/CES Educator Neil J Flinders is the author of several books, numerous articles, and other writings related to education, leadership, religion, philosophy and human relations. His doctors, masters, and bachelor degrees were earned at Brigham Young University where he was faculty member in the School of Education for nineteen years. Previously, he spent nineteen years as a Seminary and Institute of Religion teacher, and Director of Research for the CES in the Commissioners Office. He has served in the LDS Church as a missionary, Quorum President, Bishop, Stake President, member of the Sunday School General Board and Temple Ordinance worker. He and his wife, Joan, are parents of seven children, 37 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Author, The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff
Vicki Jo Anderson has dedicated over 10 years of her life researching the great eminent men and women who appeared to Wilford Woodruff in 1877 in the St. George, Utah temple. Vicki graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in Sociology then went on to earn a M.A. degree in History form Coral Ridge Baptist University (George Wythe Campus). She was awarded four grants from BYU to assist in the research project. She is a former home schooler, past president of Arizona Charter School Association and owner of Zichron Historical Research Institute. She is the mother of eight children and has lectured extensively throughout the Southwestern United States.
A. LeGrand "Buddy" Richards is an associate professor of educational leadership and foundations at Brigham Young University. Richards received a bachelor of science at BYU, his master's of education at Harvard University, and a doctorate in philosophy at BYU. He has published two books, as well as numerous articles in books and academic journals. He served as department chair from 2005 to 2009, and as president of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society from 1995 to 1996. He has also been an assistant professor and visiting professor at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Specializing in educational philosophy, Richards has taught at BYU since 1985. He is married to Cindy Orton Richards, and they have five daughters and twelve grandchildren.