Kenneth Alford, PhD

Kenneth Alford, PhD

Professor, Brigham Young University

Kenneth L. Alford is a professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. After serving almost 30 years on active duty in the United States Army, he retired as a Colonel in 2008. While on active military duty, Ken served in numerous assignments, including the Pentagon, eight years teaching computer science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and four years as a department chair and professor teaching strategic leadership at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He has published and presented on a wide variety of topics during his career. His current research efforts focus on student learning and military service during times of conflict.

Ken and his wife, Sherilee, have four children and thirteen grandchildren.

Updated: 04-28-2016