Gordon Shepherd

Gordon Shepherd obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Central Arkansas. With Gary Shepherd, he is co-author of Mormon Passage: A Missionary Chronicle (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998), Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Reformation in a Radical Religious Group (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010), Binding Heaven and Earth: Patriarchal Blessings in the Prophetic Development of Early Mormonism (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2012), and A Kingdom Transformed: Early Mormonism and the Modern LDS Church (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2015).

Gary is co-editor of Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism, co-author of Jan Shipps: A Social and Intellectual Portrait: How a Methodist Girl from Hueytown, Alabama, Became an Acclaimed Mormon Studies Scholar, and contributed a chapter to The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts.