September 9, 2019
HEADLINERS: Devan Jensen

Devan Jensen tells fascinating stories to bring Church history to life. He has more than thirty years of experience working with books, journals, magazines, and (more recently) social media. Hired in 2001 at the BYU Religious Studies Center, he has led talented teams to edit about 250 books or book-length projects, which garnered many awards, including five from the Mormon History Association. He has been an adjunct instructor of business writing, editing, and religion for BYU and Utah Valley University and an editor for the Ensign magazine, Church Publishing Services Department, and Deseret Book Company. In 2016 he received the BYU President’s Appreciation Award, and in 2015 he received the Dean’s Award for exceptional service. He has published five books and about fifty articles and has presented at BYU Education Week, Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association, Mormon History Association Conference, Sons of Utah Pioneers, Pacific History Association, and Utah State History Conference. As a National Merit Scholar, he received his BA (cum laude) and MA degrees in English from BYU. He and his wife, Patty, live in Orem, Utah, and have four children and an adorable granddaughter.

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