About the Authors

Edwin Gantt

Ed Gantt is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University and a Visiting Fellow of the Wheatley Institution He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University, where he focused on existential-phenomenological psychology and qualitative research methods. He is the author of over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters. He recently retired as the Head Coach of the BYU Men’s Hockey team. He and his wife Anita have four wonderful sons, two amazing daughters-in-law, and two beautiful grandsons.

Jacob Ross

Jacob grew up in Salt Lake City (or so he called it). He received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from Brigham Young University. He pretends to be a fantasy and science fiction author [ADMIN EDIT: He pretends quite well]. Maybe one day he'll actually write something, and then he'll get to pretend even more. He works as a Data Analyst, but he doesn't really stop analyzing when he gets home. Or ever.

Jeffrey Thayne

Jeff grew up in Elk Ridge, Utah. He graduated from BYU in April 2009 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and again in 2012 with a master's degree in psychology. He completed his PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. He is passionate about education, learning, statistics, philosophy, movies, and books. He married his better half, Shelby, and is learning from her the social and intellectual skills to succeed in life; and together with her, passing those same skills onto their two children. He can be reached at jeffrey.thayne@gmail.com.

Nathan Richardson

Nathan received his BA with a major in English and a minor in Spanish. He served an LDS mission to El Salvador and has returned to Latin America four times since to do humanitarian service (El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala). Nathan received his MS in communication disorders, and a week later got sealed in the Oakland Temple to beauty incarnate, who usually goes by Jelaire. She is teaching him racquetball, and he is teaching her patience. They have five kids (so far) and homeschool them. Nathan is a speech-language pathologist in the Middle East. He also enjoys speaking at BYU-Idaho Education Week and making gospel study aids, which he posts at <a href="https://nathanrichardson.com/">NathanRichardson.com</a>. His favorite project is a custom <a href="https://nathanrichardson.com/gospel/redesigned-scriptures/structured-edition/">redesign of the scriptures</a>.