David F. Holland

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David Frank Holland (born 1973)[1] is the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School. Holland was previously an associate professor of history at UNLV.

Holland holds a bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University (BYU) and an MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University. While he was a graduate student Holland took a summer seminar in Mormon History at BYU with Richard Bushman.[2]

Holland's noted articles include "From Anne Hutchinson to Horace Bushnell: A New Take on the New England Sequence" (The New England Quarterly, 2005), and " 'A Mixed Construction of Subversion and Conversion': The Complicated Lives and Times of Religious Women" (Gender and History, 2010). He wrote the book Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.

In 2011, Holland was named the Nevada professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[3][4]

Holland is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a son of Jeffrey R. Holland. He served as a missionary for the LDS Church in Czechoslovakia and was a bishop in Nevada.[5] Since June 2014, he has been serving as president of the church's Nashua New Hampshire Stake.[6]