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New Dean for BYU Religious Education

Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband announced today that Daniel K Judd has been named the new Dean of Religious Education.


Judd, who has been serving as interim dean since July 2018, will begin his five-year term as dean immediately.

“Dr. Judd has a deep affection for Religious Education and is committed to both its teaching and scholarly missions,” said Rasband. "He's a listener and collaborator who will continue to build a program of religious education worthy of our highest aspirations."

Judd joined the ancient scripture faculty at BYU in 1993 following a career as an institute instructor in Utah, Arizona and Michigan. He was also a professor of family science at BYU-Idaho. Judd has since served as chair of the ancient scripture department and as an associate dean of Religious Education.

Judd earned both a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and a master's degree in family science from BYU. His research focuses on doctrinal perspectives on the psychology of religion, marriage and family issues, and the relationships between religion, spirituality and mental health. Judd recently published a study on the relationships between the grace of God, legalism and the mental health of Latter-day Saints.

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