Matthew J. Grow: Mormon Historian

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Matthew J. Grow Mormon Historian

Matthew J. Grow is director of publications at the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a general editor of the Joseph Smith Papers.

He co-edited The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (with Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, and Kate Holbrook) and The Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846 and has also authored or co-authored books with Oxford University Press and Yale University Press, including award-winning biographies of Parley P. Pratt (with [[Terryl L. Givens, 2011) and Thomas L. Kane (Liberty to the Downtrodden, 2009).

Grow has also published in various scholarly journals, including Journal of the Early Republic, Church History, American Nineteenth-Century History, and Journal of Mormon History.

Previously, he was an assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. He holds a PhD in American history from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.