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The Organization of the Society

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the primary governing body of the Society, as specified in its Constitution and By-Laws. Fourteen members of the Executive Board are elected by the general membership of the Society. These elected members serve for five-year, staggered terms, counted from one Annual Meeting to the next (shown below). Members of the Executive Committee also sit on the Board. The current Executive Board is:

Philip Barlow
 Philip Barlow
 Utah State University
 2012 - 2018
Brian Birch  Brian Birch
 Utah Valley University
 2011 - 2017
James Faulconer
 James Faulconer
 Brigham Young University
 2013 - 2019
Terryl Givens
 Terryl Givens
 University of Richmond
 2012 - 2018
Dan Graham  Daniel W. Graham
 Brigham Young University
 ex officio
Deidre Green  Diedre Green
 Claremont Graduate University
 2015 - 2020
Benjamin Huff  Benjamin Huff
 Randolph-Macon College
 2013 - 2019
Jennifer Lane  Jennifer Lane
 Brigham Young University-Hawaii
 2012 - 2018
James McLachlan
 James McLachlan
 Western Carolina University
 2011 - 2017
Adam Miller
 Adam Miller
 Collin College
 2015 - 2020
Charles Randall Paul
 Charles Randall Paul
 Foundation for
 Interreligious Diplomacy
 2010 - 2016
Daniel Peterson
 Daniel C. Peterson
 Brigham Young University
 2011 - 2017
Joseph Spencer  Joseph Spencer
 Brigham Young University
 ex officio
Sheila Taylor  Sheila Taylor
 Graduate Theological Union
 2010 - 2016
Rosalynde Welch  Rosalynde Welch
 Independent Scholar
 2015 - 2020
Dan Wotherspoon
 Dan Wotherspoon
 Foundation for
 Interreligious Diplomacy
 2010 - 2016

Executive Committee

The five-member Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Executive Board to conduct the normal business of the society. The President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Editor of the journal are chosen by the Executive Board as a whole, normally for two-year terms, and sit on the Executive Committee. In case these officers do not number five persons, an additional member of the Executive Board is appointed by the Board to sit on the Committee. The members of the Executive Committee also serve as members of the Board for as long as they are in office.

President Daniel W. Graham Brigham Young University
VP & President-Elect,
   acting Treasurer
Benjamin Huff Randolph-Macon College
Co-Editors of Element James and Carrie McLachlan Western Carolina University
Secretary  Joseph Spencer Brigham Young University
additional member TBA

Membership

Membership in the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology is open to anyone who affirms the stated purpose of the society and pays the annual dues.

Statement of Purpose
"The purpose of the Society is to promote disciplined reflection on Latter-day Saint beliefs. Its aims include constructive engagement with the broader tradition of philosophy and theology. All its publications, conferences, and other forums for discussion will take seriously both the commitments of faith and the standards of scholarship."

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