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Anthony Sweat

Associate Chair
Church History and Doctrine

365 B JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Anthony R. Sweat grew up in West Valley City, Utah and served a mission to Bolivia, La Paz. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah (1999) and his M.Ed (2005) and his Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction (2011) from Utah State University. Prior to joining the religion faculty at BYU he worked for thirteen years with Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Dr. Sweat is the author of several books and articles related to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He centers his research on factors that influence effective pedagogical practices, particularly in religious education. As a practicing artist, his paintings center on previously undepicted, important aspects of LDS history to promote visual learning. His outside interests include basketball, triathlon, and painting. Anthony and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Springville, Utah.

Courses Taught: Foundations of the Restoration (REL C-225); Doctrine and Covenants (REL C-324 and 325)

Areas of Expertise: Religious Education Pedagogy; Curriculum and Instruction; LDS Art; LDS Teachings.

Research Interests

Religious education pedagogy
Factors related to spiritual experience
Latter-day Saint history and doctrine
Latter-day Saint art

Teaching Interests

Foundations of the Restoration (Religion C-225)
The Doctrine and Covenants (Religion C-324 and C-325)

Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership , institution ( 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 )

Professional Citizenship

  • Guest Speaker, BYU Cross Seekers, 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-31 - 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-31
  • Guest Speaker, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion-Hillcrest High School, 2013-12-01 - 2013-12-31 - 2013-12-01 - 2013-12-31
  • Guest Speaker, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--St. George YSA, 2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31 - 2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31
  • Guest Speaker, Utah Public Schools Secretaries Association , 2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31 - 2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31
  • Guest Speaker, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion-Bingham High School, 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-30 - 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-30
  • Guest Speaker, Brigham Young University Education Week, 2013-08-01 - 2013-08-31 - 2013-08-01 - 2013-08-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL C 225 : Section 036
  • REL C 225 : Section 037
  • REL C 225 : Section 038
  • REL C 225 : Section 039
  • REL C 225 : Section 008
  • REL C 225 : Section 010
  • REL C 225 : Section 035
  • REL C 225 : Section 036
  • REL C 225 : Section 048
  • REL C 225 : Section 049

2019

  • REL C 225 : Section 006
  • REL C 225 : Section 012
  • REL C 225 : Section 025
  • REL C 225 : Section 028
  • REL C 225 : Section 040
  • REL C 225 : Section 041
  • REL C 225 : Section 042
  • REL C 225 : Section 043
  • REL C 225 : Section 044
  • REL C 225 : Section 006
  • REL C 225 : Section 007
  • REL C 225 : Section 006
  • REL C 225 : Section 022
  • REL C 225 : Section 027
  • REL C 225 : Section 030
  • REL C 225 : Section 041
  • REL C 225 : Section 045
  • REL C 225 : Section 046
  • REL C 225 : Section 047
  • REL C 225 : Section 048

2018

  • REL C 225 : Section 020
  • REL C 225 : Section 025
  • REL C 225 : Section 028
  • REL C 225 : Section 038
  • REL C 225 : Section 043
  • REL C 225 : Section 046
  • REL C 225 : Section 011
  • REL C 225 : Section 012
  • REL C 225 : Section 018
  • REL C 225 : Section 023
  • REL C 225 : Section 026
  • REL C 225 : Section 037

2017

  • REL C 225 : Section 015
  • REL C 225 : Section 020
  • REL C 225 : Section 023
  • REL C 225 : Section 029
  • REL C 325 : Section 005
  • REL C 325 : Section 007
  • REL C 225 : Section 014
  • REL C 225 : Section 019
  • REL C 225 : Section 022
  • REL C 324 : Section 006
  • REL C 324 : Section 010
  • REL C 324 : Section 013

2016

  • REL C 225 : Section 015
  • REL C 225 : Section 020
  • REL C 225 : Section 023
  • REL C 225 : Section 027
  • REL C 324 : Section 011
  • REL C 324 : Section 017
  • REL C 324 : Section 019
  • REL C 225 : Section 002
  • REL C 225 : Section 003
  • REL C 225 : Section 007
  • REL C 225 : Section 013
  • REL C 225 : Section 017
  • REL C 225 : Section 019
  • REL C 324 : Section 006
  • REL C 324 : Section 011
  • REL C 324 : Section 014

2015

  • REL C 225 : Section 013
  • REL C 225 : Section 017
  • REL C 225 : Section 019
  • REL C 324 : Section 012
  • REL C 324 : Section 018
  • REL C 324 : Section 021
  • REL C 325 : Section 001
  • REL C 325 : Section 003
  • REL C 324 : Section 004
  • REL C 324 : Section 007
  • REL C 324 : Section 012
  • REL C 325 : Section 009
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 325 : Section 028

2014

  • REL C 324 : Section 015
  • REL C 324 : Section 022
  • REL C 324 : Section 026
  • REL C 325 : Section 014
  • REL C 325 : Section 016
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 324 : Section 005
  • REL C 324 : Section 009
  • REL C 324 : Section 014
  • REL C 324 : Section 021
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 325 : Section 030

2013

  • REL C 324 : Section 015
  • REL C 324 : Section 022
  • REL C 324 : Section 026
  • REL C 325 : Section 014
  • REL C 325 : Section 016
  • REL C 325 : Section 019
  • REL C 325 : Section 035

Presentations

  • Sweat AR. History and Art: Mediating the Rocky Relationship. Fair Mormon Conference. August, 2020.
  • Sweat AR. A Portrait of an America Visionary: Joseph Smith in the National Portrait Gallery. Mormon History Association Conference. May, 2020.
  • Sweat AR. Visualizing the Vision: The Past and Future of First Vision Art. Church History Symposium. March, 2020.
  • Sweat AR. Assessment Strategies for Mastery Learning in Large Section Classes. Magna Online Seminar. March, 2020.
  • Sweat AR. Visualizing the Vision: The Past and Future of First Vision Art. Harold B Lee Library Lecture and Exhibition. October, 2019.
  • Sweat AR. Tomorrowland: The Past and Future of LDS Art. Mormon Arts Foundation Annual Conference. October, 2019.
  • Sweat AR. More Than Multiple Choice: Effective Grading Strategies for Large Section Classes. Magna Online Seminar. February, 2019.
  • Sweat AR. Large-Section Classes: Structuring, Grading, Engaging, and Connecting with Students. The Teaching Professor Conference. This was a three-hour pre-conference workshop presentation that I gave which about 75 conference participants paid additional fees to attend My workshop helped participants understand research, theories, and methods for solving common challenges to those who teach large-section university classes regarding course set-up, grading, in-class participation, and connecting with students In post conference reviews I was informed it was voted as one of the highest rated presentations of the entire conference . June, 2018.
  • Alford KL, Sweat AR. Creative Course Design (Yes! You Can). Magna Online Seminar. This online seminar covered research, theories, and methods to help infuse creativity in design, presentation, and grading for university courses . April, 2018.
  • Sweat AR. White Shirt, Brown Pants: Analyzing Symbols of the First Vision. Guest Lecture Series at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. For this presentation I analyzed and presented on the history of visual imagery of the First Vision and how it shapes our understanding of the event, both good and bad, consciously and subconsciously . March, 2018.
  • Alford KL, Sweat AR. Creative Course Design. 2017 Teaching Professor Conference. Invited conference presentation. June, 2017.
  • Sweat AR, Smith HHR. Connecting with Students in Large-Section Classes. The Teaching Professor Conference. June, 2017.
  • Sweat AR. Enhancing Learning in Large-Section Classes. Large Enrollment Faculty Training. April, 2017.
  • Sweat AR. Connecting with Students in Large-Section Classes. Magna Publications On-line Seminary. March, 2017.
  • Sweat AR, MacKay MH, Dirkmaat GJ. Evaluating Latter-day Saint Doctrine. 45th Annual Sidney B Sperry Symposium. Paper presenting models to evaluate types and sources of LDS doctrine. October, 2016.
  • Sweat AR. The Relationship of LDS Art and LDS History: Insights into the Complicated Marriage. John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. This presentation explored the relationship between LDS art and LDS doctrine, exploring how LDS imagery has been depicted both historically inaccurately and accurately and reasons why. September, 2016.
  • Sweat AR. Blended Learning: What, Why, and How. The Teaching Professor Conference. This presentation showed research on what is blended learning, why it can be beneficial, and how to create effective blended learning videos for any college classroom . June, 2016.
  • Sweat AR. Hefted and Handled: The Tangible Nature of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon Conference in Zion. This presentation was invited by religious outreach efforts with the RLDS Church The presentation was a modification of my 44th annual Sperry Symposium presentation on the witnesses of tangible Book of Momon artifacts . May, 2016.
  • Sweat AR. Painting Doctrine. Springville Museum of Art 30th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, panel on Art and Belief. December, 2015.
  • Hilton JL, Sweat AR, Griffin TJ. “Teaching with Spiritual Impact: An Analysis of Student Comments Regarding the Spiritual Influence of Religion Classes”. Society of Biblical Literature Conference . November, 2015.
  • Sweat AR. Hefted and Handled: Tangible Interactions with Book of Mormon Objects. 44th Annual Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2015.
  • Sweat AR. Blending 101: Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Flippers. Teaching Professor Technology Conference. October, 2015.
  • Sweat AR. The Art of Belief: C C A Christensen and the Role of Art in Shaping LDS History and Doctrine. Guest lecture Series at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. September, 2015.
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