Dr. Kenneth L. Alford is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. After serving almost 30 years in the United States Army, he retired as a Colonel in 2008. While on active duty, Ken served in numerous personnel, automation, acquisition, and education assignments, including the Pentagon, eight years teaching at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and four years as a Professor and Chair of the Strategic Leadership Department at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He earned a doctorate in computer science from George Mason University, masters’ degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Southern California; and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has published and presented on a wide variety of subjects. Many of his presentations have been featured at the Teaching Professor Conference. Ken and his wife, Sherilee, live in Springville, Utah. They have four children and six grandchildren.