Patrick Mason is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University.  He is the author or editor of multiple books, including Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt (Maxwell Institute/Deseret Book, 2015) and What Is Mormonism? A Student’s Introduction (Routledge, 2017). He and his wife Melissa live in Claremont, California, with their four children.