Martha Sonntag Bradley-Evans
Martha Sonntag Bradley-Evans is the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, professor in the College of Architecture and Planning, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah, where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Student Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Bennion Center Service Learning Professorship, and the honorary title of “University Professor, 1999-2000.” Prior to her accomplishments at the U, she taught in the history department at Brigham Young University, where she also received an award in Teaching Excellence.
While excelling as a teacher, Bradley-Evans also served as president of the Mormon History Association and co-editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Her many published books include Kidnapped from that Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists, Four Zinas: A Story of Mothers and Daughters on the Mormon Frontier, A History of Kane County, Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority and Equal Rights, and Glorious in Persecution: Joseph Smith, American Prophet 1839-1844. She is the vice chair of the Utah State Board of History and the chair of the Utah Heritage Foundation. In 2013, she received the Leonard Arrington Award for Meritorious and Distinguished Service to Mormon History, and was named a Fellow of the Utah State Historical Society in 2014