Brian M. Hauglid was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University, a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Dr. Hauglid is an associate professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU. He had taught in the Seminary and Institute program in the Salt Lake Valley for about a dozen years before coming to BYU. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Eastern Christian Texts Series in the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative and also serves on the editorial board for the Ancient Texts and Mormon Studies Series in the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship (Maxwell Institute). An avid researcher on the Book of Abraham, Dr. Hauglid is the Co-general editor (with John Gee) of the Studies in the Book of Abraham Series. With John Tvedtnes and John Gee he compiled and edited the first volume in the series Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham, in which he provides over a dozen translations of Arabic traditions about Abraham previously unavailable to the English audience. He also edited (with John Gee) the most recent volume (3) Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, which contains a collection of pertinent scholarly papers on the Book of Abraham. (These volumes are also distributed through the University of Chicago Press). Dr. Hauglid has contributed articles on the Book of Abraham, New Testament, temple studies, and Islamic topics. He currently serves as a bishop in Spanish Fork. He is married to the former Tessa McNamara, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and they are the parents of three daughters.
FairMormon Conference Presentations
- Investigating the Kirtland Egyptian Papers (PDF) (2006)