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Barbara Morgan Gardner

Barbara Morgan Gardner is an associate professor of religion at BYU.  She is a co-host for the BYUtv show “Come Follow Up,” serves as the chaplain-at-large for higher education for the Church and is on the Deseret Book Editorial Board.  She is the author of the book The Priesthood Power of Women in the Temple, Church, and Family. After completing her bachelor and master’s degrees at BYU, Barbara received a PhD in instructional psychology from USU and completed postdoctoral work in higher education administration at Harvard University. She served as institute director in Boston, which included her assignment as the chaplain at both Harvard and MIT. She was born and raised in Salem, Oregon; served a Spanish-speaking mission in the Los Angeles Temple visitors’ center; and resides in Highland, Utah. Barbara is married to Dustin Gardner, and they are the parents of two children. She enjoys her wonderful family, learning, teaching, traveling, people, languages and culture, the great outdoors, and life!