Matthew O. Richardson
Matthew Ottesen Richardson (born December 12, 1960) is a professor of religion at Brigham Young University (BYU) and from 2002 to 2006 he was an associate dean of religious education at BYU.
As a young man, Richardson was a Mormon missionary in Denmark. Richardson received all his degrees from BYU: a B.A. in communications, an M.Ed. in Education Leadership and Curriculum, and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership.
He taught for the Church Educational System from 1986 to 1993 and then was a religion lecturer at BYU from 1993 to 1996. He joined the religion faculty in 1996. He has received the Robert J. Matthews Teaching award, the Professor of Integrity award, and a four-year Religious Education fellowship.
Richardson has written several books including The Christus Legacy, The Relationship Seasons and Personal Promises from the Lord to You.
Richardson and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of four children.