New Research Fellow at the Maxwell Institute

07.12.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is excited to welcome Dr. Kimberly Matheson as a research fellow. She joins a talented group of faculty who pursue the Maxwell Institute’s mission to “inspire and fortify Latter-day Saints” and engage “the world of religious ideas.” 

Dr.  Matheson holds a Ph.D. in theology from Loyola University Chicago, an MTS in philosophy of religion from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA in ancient near east studies from Brigham Young University.  Her research centers on the Book of Mormon, Christian contemplative practice, and the philosophy of religion. Her current projects focus on the Book of Mormon and theologies of prayer.  She is the author most recently of Helaman: A Brief Theological Introduction ( Maxwell Institute, 2020) and sits on the boards of the Book of Mormon Studies Association and the Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar.

Maxwell Institute executive director Spencer Fluhman is thrilled to welcome Dr. Matheson. “Dr. Matheson comes to us with the training, gifts, and experience to make a real difference at BYU. She’s a brilliant scholar whose work will enrich readers both in the tradition and outside it. We are grateful to have her with us.” Dr. Matheson will join the Institute on August 1, 2022.