Dr. Richard Gardner is a professor of biology and division chair of mathematics and science at Southern Virginia University. Gardner joined the faculty in 2004. Originally from Logan, Utah, he has lived in several states, including Georgia, Arizona, Mississippi and Hawaii. He returned to Logan to attend Utah State University, graduating with a degree in biology. He later earned a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. His graduate studies and subsequent studies at the University of Virginia were focused on the yeast cell cycle and mitotic control. He has published several papers in the scientific literature and two books on LDS theology, The Heart of the Gospel: Explorations into the Workings of the Atonement (2013), and God’s Organizing Power: Explorations into the Power and Blessings of the Priesthood (2014). He served an LDS mission in Brazil. He and his wife, Naomi, are the parents of six children and currently reside in Buena Vista, Va.
B.S., Utah State University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1998
Southern Virginia University
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