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Hal R. Boyd

Constitutional Government Fellow

Hal Boyd is the Chief of Staff for the President of BYU. He was previously the Executive Editor and Opinion Editor of the Deseret News National. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brigham Young University. Until April 2021, he served as Associate Professor of Family Law and Policy in Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life and Director of Family Public Scholarship. His essays have been published by The Atlantic, Newsweek, Religion & Politics, and First Things. He’s been a guest of NPR and CNN, and his commentary has been cited in the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post. His books include “Psalms of Nauvoo”, “Are Christians Mormon?”, and “College for the Commonwealth.”