Marcus H. Martins, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Religious Education at Brigham Young University Hawaii. He holds degrees in business management, organizational behavior, and sociology. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Martins worked as a systems analyst and project manager for the Brazilian government and as a private consultant before moving to the USA in 1990. He previously taught at BYU and Ricks College, and has lectured on a variety of topics throughout the U.S., Brazil, China, and Japan. He has been nominated twice to the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and was elected Teacher of the Year by BYU Hawaii’s President’s Council in 2002. Among his topics of interest are strategic management in a global environment, computer technology, languages, law, politics, and world cultures. His current research focuses on temple symbolism, and the impact of globalization forces, technology, and immigration on the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brother Martins joined the Church in 1972 and became the first Latter-day Saint with Black African ancestry to serve a full-time mission after the 1978 revelation. Since then he served twice as bishop, five times as stake high councilor, and also as temple officiator and translator of the Book of Mormon.