Rosalynde F. Welch is a senior research fellow and associate director at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. She holds a BA in English from BYU and a PhD in early modern English literature from the University of California San Diego. Welch is an independent scholar working in Latter-day Saint literature, culture, and theology. She is the author of numerous articles on Latter-day Saint theology and scripture. She is the author of Ether: A Brief Theological Introduction and the editor of the forthcoming Are We Not All Beggars? Reading Mosiah 4.