Matthew J. Grow, director of publications for the LDS Church History Department, is a historian specializing in Mormon history. Grow coauthored a biography of Parley P. Pratt with Terryl Givens. He formerly directed the Center for Communal Studies housed at the University of Southern Indiana. As of 2012, Grow was director of publications for the LDS Church History Department and was among scholars preparing for publication of The Joseph Smith Papers. Grow has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame.