Dr. Halverson received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Near Eastern Studies in 1997. He then went on to earn an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Yale University in 2001 and an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Indiana University in 2004. He achieved Ph.D.s in Instructional Technology and Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity—both from Indiana University in 2006.
Dr. Halverson currently works at BYU’s Center for Teaching and Learning as a Faculty Consultant. In this capacity he consults with faculty across campus on teaching and instructional design improvements and on designing and developing teaching and learning products for use at BYU. He also teaches Book of Mormon, Old Testament, and History of Creativity at BYU. Additionally, Dr. Halverson is a part-time faculty member at Capella University teaching Ph.D. level courses in instructional design and theories of teaching and learning. At Indiana and Yale Universities he worked as an instructor in a variety of courses including “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible", "Introduction to the New Testament", and "Introduction to World Religions."
Dr. Halverson’s research interests include literary and comparative studies of the Book of Mormon, the Old and New Testaments and other ancient literature, ancient kingship and authority, Judeans during the neo-Babylonian period, instructional design, and instructional technologies that enhance teaching and learning.
Dr. Halverson uses his knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, French, and Spanish to inform his study of the scriptures.
Halverson, Taylor. "The Path of Angels: A Biblical Pattern for the Role of Angels in Physical Salvation." In The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: The 38th Annual Sperry Symposium, edited by D. Kelly Ogden, Jared W. Ludlow, and Kerry Muhlestein, 151–69. Provo, Ut.: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009.