Jay H. Buckley

Jay H. Buckley (PhD, Nebraska) grew up in Bridger Valley, Wyoming. He is an Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he teaches American West, American Indian, and America history courses. Since 2001 he has directed the American Indian Studies Minor and is the current Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Buckley served in the South Africa Cape Town Mission during the release of Nelson Mandela. Buckley is the author of the award-winning monograph, William Clark: Indian Diplomat (2008), and is author, co‑author, or editor of ten books and dozens of articles. Buckley directs college-credit field studies every summer for Driven2Teach, which provides Utah educators (grades 4-12) a hands-on learning experience at historical sites around the country. Jay and wife Becky are the parents of three children.

Jay is a co-editor of The Life and Adventures of Eli Wiggill: South African 1820 Settler, Wesleyan Missionary, and Latter-day Saint.