Dean C. Jessee is widely recognized as an authority on the life and writings of Joseph Smith. He holds a master's degree in Church History from Brigham Young University and is a research historian in the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at BYU. He served for many years in the Church Historical Department, and has been president of the Mormon History Association. He is the editor of The Papers of Joseph Smith, volumes 1 and 2.
Dean Cornell Jessee
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Master of Arts in LDS church history from the College of Religion at Brigham Young University (1959)