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Jenet Erickson

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Jenet Erickson
Jenet Erickson
Associate Professor, Religious Education, Brigham Young University

Jenet Jacob Erickson is an associate professor in Church History and Doctrine in Religious Education at Brigham Young University, where she teaches the Eternal Family (Rel 200) course. The 5th of 11 children, she was raised on a small farm in Orem, Utah, where they did a lot of music together. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at BYU she completed a PhD in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on maternal and child wellbeing in the context of work and family life, as well as the distinct contributions of mothers and fathers in children's development. She is a research fellow of both the Wheatley Institution and the Institute for Family Studies and a columnist on family issues for the Deseret News. She and her husband, Michael, have been blessed with two children, LaDawn (age 11) and Peter (age 9), who provide them unending opportunities for learning and joy.


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