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University DegreeDateMajor

University of UtahPh.D.1991Middle East Studies: Hebrew Bible

BYUM.A.1985International Relations: Near East Studies

BYU B.S.1981Psychology


Professor of Church History & Doctrine, Brigham Young University-Provo20042017

Associate Professor of Church History & Doctrine, BYU-Provo 19982003

Faculty member in the Religion Department, Ricks College19931998

Institute Director at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO19911993

Part-time instructor at BYU in Ancient Scripture (on leave from CES)19881991

Institute Director at Harbor College, Wilmington, CA 19871988

Institute Instructor at Fullerton JC, Fullerton, CA19851986

Instructor at Orem High Seminary, Orem, UT19811985


2017 Manchester Harris College research professorship at Oxford University (spring term)

2016 Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Sydney, Australia

2016 - Icelandic Heritage award from the Icelandic Association of Utah (2016) for contributions to Icelandic history the past year (2015) and beyond.

2015 Summer Oxford Research fellow

2013-2014 Visiting professor at the BYU Jerusalem Center

2005-2010 - Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding

2009-2010 (Summers) University of Iceland

2009 (Summer) Australia Catholic University (Melbourne) / Durham University

2004-2006 (Summers) BYU Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii

2002 - Richard L. Anderson Distinguished Research Award from Religious Education.

2002 - Honorary Icelander lifetime award given by the Icelandic Association of Utah, based on research contributions of Latter-day Saint Icelanders. Awarded to only three other non-Icelanders in the past century.

2001 - Research/Teaching Fellow at the Mercantile Library, University of Missouri St. Louis & the Pierre LaClede Honors College.

2000 - Summer Research Fellow at the Mercantile Library, University of Missouri St. Louis for the study of the American West and American Transportation History.

1999 - Wilkinson Research Fellow for the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia.


Mary Jane Woodger, Riley Moffat, Fred E. Woods,SACRED AND HISTORICAL PLACES Hawaii; A Guide to LDS Historic Sites in Hawaii (Laie: BYU Hawaii; Mormon Historic Sites Foundation), 2016.

Fred E. Woods,Kalaupapa: The Mormon Experience in an Exiled Community (Provo: UT, BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book), January 2017.

Fred E. Woods, Reflections of Kalaupapa (Laie: Hawaii, Polynesian Cultural Studies and the Jonathan Napela Institute for Hawaiian and Pacific Studies, BYU-Hawaii), January 2017.

Fred E. Woods, Divine Providence: The Wreck and Rescue of the Julia Ann, Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 2014).

Fred E. Woods, Mormon Yankees: Giants on and off the Court (Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 2012).

Fred E. Woods, Finding Refuge in El Paso: The 1912 Mormon Exodus from Mexico (UT, Cedar Fort, 2012).

Riley M. Moffat, Fred E. Woods and Jeffrey N. Walker, Gathering to Laie (Laie, Hawaii: The Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies, Brigham Young University Hawaii BYU Hawaii, 2011.

Fred E. Woods and Thomas Farmer, When the Saints Came Marching In: A History of the Latter-day Saints in St. Louis (Salt Lake City: Millennial Press, 2009)

Eldur s: Saga hinna slensku Sari daga heilgu heima og a heiman (Reykjavk 2007

University of Iceland Press/Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2007) Translated by: Fririk Rafn Gumundsson

Fred E. Woods, Fire on Ice: The Story of Icelandic Latter-day Saints at Home and Abroad (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2005).

Fred E. Woods, A Gamble in the Desert: The Mormon Mission in Las Vegas (18551857)

(Salt Lake City: Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, 2005).

Fred E. Woods, Gathering to Nauvoo (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2002).

William G. Hartley and Fred E. Woods, Explosion of the Steamboat Saluda (Riverton, Utah: Millennial Press, 2002).

Susan Arrington Madsen and Fred E. Woods, I Sailed to Zion (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000).

Fred E. Woods, Water and Storm Polemics against Baalism in the Deuteronomic History, in American University Studies; Series VII: Theology and Religion, vol. 150 (New York: Peter Lang Publications, 1994).


Reid Neilson and Fred E. Woods, eds. Go Ye Into All The World (Provo, UT: RSC, BYU/Deseret Book, 2012).

Joseph Fielding McConkie, David M. Whitchurch, Fred E. Woods, and Patty A. Smith, eds., The Book of Mormon: The Foundation of Our Faith, The 28th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1999).


The Best of the St. Louis Luminary / Susan Easton Black, ed. - reviewed by Fred E. Woods in Mormon Historical Studies 11, no. 2 (Winter 2011).

The Introduction of Mormonism to Finnish Society, 1840-1900. By Kim stman. bo Akademi University Press, 2010. 486 pages.

Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Natures Highway, 18191935 by William E. Lass. 416 pages, illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Norman, Okla.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 2007), F. E. Woods review, in Kansas History 31, no. 4 (Winter 2008-2009), 298.


Editor and compiler of the CD Mormon Immigration Index, (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2000). This CD links over 90,000 Latter-day Saint passengers on 543 voyages and is augmented by nearly 1,000 first person migrant accounts of their journey from international ports to Nauvoo and the Salt Lake Valley between 18401890.

Editor and compiler of the website http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php To summarize its contents, this website comprises my research on Mormon emigration, immigration, and migration over the past fifteen years. This first stage of development includes all of the material from the Mormon Immigration Index on compact disc (CD-ROM), namely, 543 voyages with about 90,000 Mormon passengers, and over 1,000 first person Latter-day Saint immigrant accounts for the years from 1840 to 1890, as well as additional information to interpret the story of the Mormons immigrating to America during the nineteenth century. In the next phase, I will add the digital scans of the original passenger lists from 1849 to 1932 from European Emigration Records consisting of passengers lists of foreign converts from the British Isles and Scandinavia, with specific records of Latter-day Saints from the Netherlands and Sweden. In addition, the project will provide the extraction material for over 2,000 additional voyages as well as the passenger lists and many additional first person accounts for the entire period of 1840 to 1932.

Recently, several Family Search employees contacted me and made the request to merge my first person immigrant account materials to their site. This will greatly expand the usage (2016)

Icelanders Gather to Utah forthcoming website This website will provide textual and photographic materials collected over the past four years (2016).


Fred E. Woods,Mormon Missionaries and Mid-twentieth-century Basketball in Australia: Religion through Sport as a Vehicle to Reach Secular Society, published in the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (JASR) 29:1 (2016), 77-93.

Fred E. Woods, More Precious Than Gold: Mormonism Comes to Nome (19001913), forthcoming in Alaska History, 31:2 (Fall 2016), 28-45, Fall 2016.

Fred E. Woods, A Vow Remembered: Lawrence Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa, forthcoming in the Journal of Hawaiian History, vol. 50 (2016), 1-31.

Fred E. Woods, Is Truth Stranger than Fiction? A conceptual look at the societies of Zion and Babylon and the search for a promised land," Acta Comparanda FVG vol. XXVI (2016): 65-78, Antwerp, Belgian journal.

Fred E. Woods and Kri Bjarnason, The First Three Icelanders to Settle in North America, Mormon Historical Studies, 17, nos. 1-2 (2016): 291-313.

Fred E. Woods and Jake Healey, Early Beginnings of Icelandic Latter-day Saints, LDS Living Magazine,(Jan./Feb. 2016): 59-64.

Fred E. Woods and Jannalee Rosner, The Church in Alaska, LDS Living Magazine,Nov./Dec. 2016, 59-65.

Fred E. Woods and Jean Huysmans, The Consecrated Service of Elder John W.F. Volker: The Netherlands Mission, forthcoming in the Religious Educator, 17, no. 1 (2016):120-157.

Fred E. Woods, The Church in Iceland, LDS Living Magazine,January/February 2016, 59-64.

Fred E. Woods, With All Diligence of Mind, Religious Educator 16, no. 2 (2015):77-89.

Fred E. Woods, BYU Hawaii: A Conversation with Steven C. Wheelwright in the Religious Educator 16, no. 3 (2015):27-39.

Fred E. Woods, The Wreck and Rescue of the Julia Ann,LDS Living Magazine,March/April 2015, 43-48.

Fred E. Woods, Miracles at Kalaupapa: Joining with Other Faiths to Heal Leprosy Victims, LDS Living Magazine,July/August 2015, 30-34.

Fred E. Woods, More Precious Than Gold: Mormonism Comes to Nome (19001913), first article of a two part series, submitted to the Alaska Journal of History, submitted November 2, 2015.

Latter-day Saint Missionaries Encounter the London Mission Society in the South Pacific, 18441852. BYU Studies 52, no. 3 (2013): 10225.