Noel B. Reynolds
Noel Beldon Reynolds (born 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is a political science professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he has also served as an associate academic vice president and as director for the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS).
Reynolds grew up in Cody, Wyoming and served an LDS Church mission in Uruguay and Argentina from 1961 to 1964. Reynolds earned a bachelors degree at BYU, followed by M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
Reynolds has published books and articles in several fields, including: legal and political philosophy (20), American founding (8), authorship studies (11), ancient studies and Dead Sea Scrolls (11), and Mormon studies (18).
Among other callings in the LDS Church, Reynolds has served as a bishop and stake president. From 2005 to 2008, Reynolds was president of the church's Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission. During part of this time, the mission included the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. In November 2011, he began a three-year assignment as president of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple.
- biography in "Contributors" section of Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson and John W. Welch, ed., Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon. (Provo, FARMS, 2002)
- Maxwell Institute biography
- Church News, April 2, 2005; February 4, 2006