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Barbara Morgan Gardner

Associate Professor
Church History and Doctrine

JSB 365C
Provo, UT 84604

Biography

Barbara thoroughly enjoys teaching religion at BYU. Currently she is teaching the Doctrine and Covenants, The Eternal Family and Teachings of the Living Prophets. Her research interests focus primarily on women in religious leadership, international education, most specifically Latin America, and religious pedagogy. Barbara received her Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology. Her master's degree is in Educational Leadership and Foundations with an emphasis in international education development. She completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University. She served as institute director in Boston which included her assignment as the chaplain at both Harvard and MIT. She continues to serve as the chaplain-at-large in higher education for the LDS Church. She also serves on the BYU Interfaith Outreach Council. Previous to teaching at BYU she worked as a seminary and institute teacher as well as a researcher for the Church Educational System. She was born and raised in Salem, OR, served a Spanish speaking mission in L.A. California, visitors’ center, and currently resides in Provo, UT. Barbara is married to Dustin Gardner. She enjoys her wonderful family, learning, teaching, traveling, people, the great outdoors and life!

Research Interests

My areas of interest in research are women in leadership, the international Church, with a specific focus on education and women and instructional psychology and leadership with a primary focus on religious education.

Teaching Interests

Barbara's main teaching has been in Doctrine and Covenants, Living Prophets and Eternal Family. She has also taught Book of Mormon, Old Testament and New Testament.

Education

  • Post-Doctoral, Higher Education administration , institution ( 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31 )
  • Ph.D., Instructional Psychology and Technology , International Education and Evaluation, institution ( 2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 )
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Foundations , International Education Development, institution ( 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 )
  • B.A., American Studies , English, institution ( 1999-01-01 - 1999-12-31 )

Licenses and Certifications

  • LDS Church, LDS University Chaplain

Honors and Awards

  • Best International Article Award

Memberships

  • AAR: ( - Present)
  • John A. Whitmer Society: ( - Present)
  • Mormon Pacific History Association: ( - Present)
  • Religious Education Association: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, Latter-day Saint Educator's Association, 2019-07-01 - 2019-07-31 - Present
  • Other, Education Week, 2017-08-01 - 2017-08-31 - Present
  • Board Member, LDS Educators Association, 2016-08-01 - 2016-08-31 - Present
  • Board Member, Religious Education Association, 2016-01-01 - 2016-01-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Chair, Religious Education Association, 2016-01-01 - 2016-01-31 - Present
  • Other, LDS Church Chaplaincy Dept, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Brigham Young University, 2015-07-01 - 2015-07-31 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Deseret Book, 2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30 - Present
  • Officer (specify in Other), LDS Educators Association, 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-31 - 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-31
  • Guest Speaker, BYU Nursing, 2017-02-01 - 2017-02-28 - 2017-02-01 - 2017-02-28
  • Guest Speaker, LDS Church Chaplaincy, 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-31 - 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-31
  • Guest Speaker, Sons of the Utah Pioneers, 2015-04-01 - 2015-04-30 - 2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Church History Coordinating Group, 2013-08-01 - 2013-08-31 - 2014-12-01 - 2014-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL C 200 : Section 006
  • REL C 200 : Section 010
  • REL C 333 : Section 009
  • REL C 333 : Section 010

2019

  • REL C 200 : Section 018
  • REL C 200 : Section 025
  • REL C 200 : Section 001
  • REL C 200 : Section 002
  • REL C 200 : Section 006
  • REL C 200 : Section 012
  • REL C 333 : Section 007
  • REL C 333 : Section 009

2018

  • REL C 324 : Section 002
  • REL C 324 : Section 005
  • REL C 200 : Section 021
  • REL C 200 : Section 027
  • REL C 324 : Section 003
  • REL C 200 : Section 006
  • REL C 200 : Section 012
  • REL C 200 : Section 037
  • REL C 333 : Section 009
  • REL C 333 : Section 010

2017

  • REL C 324 : Section 020
  • REL C 324 : Section 022
  • REL C 200 : Section 002
  • REL C 200 : Section 005
  • REL C 200 : Section 005
  • REL C 200 : Section 006
  • REL C 325 : Section 004
  • REL C 325 : Section 007
  • REL C 200 : Section 034
  • REL C 333 : Section 009
  • REL C 333 : Section 010

2016

  • REL C 325 : Section 012
  • REL C 325 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 001
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 324 : Section 001
  • REL C 324 : Section 003
  • REL C 324 : Section 006
  • REL A 122 : Section 053
  • REL A 122 : Section 054
  • REL C 325 : Section 018
  • REL C 325 : Section 024

2015

  • REL A 122 : Section 016
  • REL A 122 : Section 018
  • REL C 324 : Section 008
  • REL C 324 : Section 014

2014

  • IAS 399R: Section 010
  • REL C 324 : Section 018
  • REL C 324 : Section 020
  • REL C 333 : Section 005
  • REL C 333 : Section 009

2013

  • REL C 324 : Section 004
  • REL C 324 : Section 011
  • REL C 333 : Section 016
  • REL C 333 : Section 017
  • REL C 324 : Section 015
  • REL C 324 : Section 024
  • REL C 333 : Section 014
  • REL C 333 : Section 016
  • REL A 211 : Section 036

2012

  • REL C 325 : Section 014
  • REL C 325 : Section 020
  • REL C 333 : Section 010
  • REL C 333 : Section 018
  • REL C 333 : Section 019
  • REL C 324 : Section 015
  • REL C 324 : Section 024
  • REL C 333 : Section 015
  • REL C 333 : Section 017

2011

  • REL C 324 : Section 004
  • REL C 324 : Section 008
  • REL C 333 : Section 010

2010

  • REL A 122 : Section 029
  • REL A 122 : Section 070

2009

  • REL A 211 : Section 044
  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 122 : Section 004
  • REL A 211 : Section 006
  • REL A 121 : Section 015
  • REL A 121 : Section 024
  • REL A 122 : Section 004
  • REL A 122 : Section 018
  • REL A 122 : Section 061

2008

  • REL A 121 : Section 005
  • REL A 121 : Section 037
  • REL A 121 : Section 095
  • REL A 211 : Section 025
  • REL A 211 : Section 041
  • REL A 121 : Section 001
  • REL A 122 : Section 006
  • REL A 121 : Section 005
  • REL A 121 : Section 008
  • REL C 324 : Section 010
  • REL C 324 : Section 022

2007

  • REL A 121 : Section 018
  • REL A 121 : Section 046
  • REL C 324 : Section 012
  • REL C 324 : Section 017

2005

  • REL A 121 : Section 012

2004

  • REL A 121 : Section 012

Publications

  • Gardner BEM, Mera RM, Wakley JM. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2019. Heroes de Chapultepec: A place to procure an education. 1st ed. Illinois: Journal of Mormon History; University of Illinois Press.
  • Gardner BM. November, 2018. “Why Do You Stay?” . Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book.
  • Gardner BEM. September 15, 2016. "Unless I Could Get More Wisdom, I Would Never Know": The First Vision, A Pattern for Spiritual Learning. Provo: Religious Studies Center, BYU, and Deseret Book.
  • Morgan BE. November, 2014. Understanding Latter-day Saint Education: Principles and Resources. 5th ed.
  • Morgan BE. October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2014. Improving Learning and Teaching: A Conversation with Russell T Osguthorpe. 3rd ed. Provo, UTah: BYU Religious Center.
  • Morgan BE. March, 2014. Guide Their Footsteps Aright,Annie Marie Woodbury Romney. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book.
  • Gardner BEM. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2014. Transitioning Benemerito and Transitioning into a Missionary Training Center. 2nd ed. Alex Baugh, editor. Provo, UT: Mormon Historic Sites Foundation.
  • Gardner BEM. December, 2013. • “Benemérito de las Américas: The Beginning of a Unique Church School in Mexico,” . 4th ed. Provo, UT: BYU.
  • Gardner BEM. November, 2013. • “I will Hasten My Work in Its Time: Mexico School Becomes an MTC, . Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies.
  • Gardner BEM. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 18, 2013. A New Mission for Church School in Mexico. Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Church.
  • Gardner BEM. 2012. "Manner of the Lord" Doctrine and Covenants Commentary. Dennis Largey, editor. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book.
  • Gardner BEM. 2012. "Trust" Doctrine and Covenants Commentary. Dennis Largey, editor. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book.
  • Gardner BEM. March, 2012. • “Using Lehi’s Dream to Help Students Become Spiritually Self-Reliant”. 1st ed. Robert Millet, editor. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center.

Presentations

  • Gardner BEM. , A Century of Light in the Shadows of the Temple: The Laie Temple Visitor’s Center. Mormon Pacific History Association. November, 2019.
  • Gardner BEM. Planted and Fertile: The Far-Reaching Impact of the Burned Over District on Women in: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Community of Christ, Church of Jesus Christ(Bickerton), . John Whitmer Historical Association. September, 2019.
  • Gardner BEM. The Equal Rights Amendment: Latter-day Saint Women Speak up and Speak Out. WAshington DC Church History seminar. June, 2019.
  • Gardner BEM. The Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre. Pacific History ASsociation. December, 2018.
  • Gardner BEM. A Man with Home but No Name: Jonathan Calkins Wright. John Whitmer Historical Association. September, 2018.
  • Gardner BEM. The Economics of Church Schools in Mexico. Church History Symposium. February, 2018.
  • Gardner BM. Mormon and Jews: A Dialogue. Religious Education Association. November, 2017.
  • Griffiths C, Gardner BEM. Discussions on the Eternal Family . BYU Education Week. August, 2017.
  • Gardner BEM. Heroes de Chapultepec San Marcos Hidalgo. Mormon History Association. June, 2017.
  • Gardner BM. Lest Though Forget: Staying Converted to the Gospel Through the Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon Conference. May, 2017.
  • Gardner BEM. Converted Unto the Lord. Brigham Young University Women's Conference. May, 2017.
  • Gardner BEM. Permission to Believe. Responding to a Secular World/Wheatley Lecture. November, 2016.
  • Gardner BEM. Female Religious Leaders in Higher Education. Global Conference for Chaplains in Higher Education. July, 2016.
  • Gardner BEM, Jensen D. Line upon Line: Joseph Smith’s Growing Understanding of Families and Heaven . Mormon History Association Conference. June, 2016.
  • Gardner BEM. Blessings of the Priesthood for All. Brigham Young University Women's Conference. May, 2016.
  • Gardner BEM, Griffiths CP, Educating Mormons: A Holistic Approach to Latter-day Saint Education. Religion in Society. March, 2016.
  • Morgan BE. Women in Religious Leadership. Religious Education Assocation. Demonstration of research I have done of both LDS and other religious women in leadership, focused primarily on religious education leadership . November, 2015.
  • Morgan BE. Laie Temple visitors center. Mormon Pacific Historical Society. October, 2015.
  • Gardner BEM, Smith LF, Saltiel M, Schnurr K. "Changing Tides: Gender Impact in Higher Ed Chaplaincy". Parliament of World Religions. Chaplains from Yale, Harvard and John Hopkins and myself discussing experiences, leadership, gender, and age in chaplaincy roles More gender focused . October, 2015.
  • Gardner BEM. "Guadalupe Monroy Mera: Defender of the Faith". Mormon History Conference. June, 2015.
  • Gardner BEM. Communing With and Drawing Upon the Powers of Heaven. New England Light the World. Although this was a non-academic setting, there were over 3,000 women in attendance, 25% of whom were not LDS This was a major ecumenical fireside I spoke with Sheri Dew and Sandra Rogers. May, 2015.
  • Morgan BE. Got Hope? Ecumenical Reflections on Holy Week. Morning Prayers: Harvard Memorial Church. March, 2015.
  • Morgan BE. From Martyrdom to Internationalization-Overcoming and Becoming Through Religious Education. Religious Education Association 2014. November, 2014.
  • Morgan BE. Christian Faiths: Responding to Social Change Movements. Responding to Social Change Movements. November, 2014.
  • Morgan BE. Benemerito de las Americas, An Holistic View. Mormon HIstory Association. June, 2014.
  • Morgan BE. LDS Church Schools in Mexico. LDS Church History Symposium. March, 2014.
  • Gardner BEM. Academia Juare, Building a Foundation. The Exodus to El Paso. July, 2012.
  • Esplin SC, Gardner BEM. Academia Juarez: A Case Study in Religion-Led International Education. Internationalization in Education in the 18th-20th centuries: 34th Annual Conference. A history and analysis of the Juarez Academy in Colonia Juarez, Mexico as a case study for changes in LDS international education . June, 2012.
  • Gardner BEM. Lamanites in the twenty-first century. Mormon History Association. May, 2012.
  • Gardner BEM. Ever Learning and Ever Drawing Nearer to the Truth. Church History Symposium. March, 2012.
  • Gardner BEM. Helping Students Become Spiritually-Self Reliant. Sperry Symposium. September, 2011.
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