PROVO, Utah -- Paul Y. Hoskisson has been appointed director of Brigham Young University's Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. He replaces S. Kent Brown, who is retiring from the university. Hoskisson is a professor of ancient scripture at BYU, an expert on the Book of Mormon and a noted scholar of the Bible, particularly the world of the Bible.

"We are grateful to S. Kent Brown for his able leadership of this department of the Maxwell Institute over the last few years," said M. Gerald Bradford, executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

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