By BARBARA R. ACKROYD
“Remember That Ye Are Free to Act for Yourselves,” will be the focus of the Tuesday Devotional given by Clayne L. Pope, BYU professor of economics and dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Science.
Pope was born in Emmett, Idaho, has taught at BYU since 1970 and is currently serving as president of the BYU 3rd Stake. He and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of two children, both of whom are BYU students.
Pope’s teaching history includes principles of economics, American heritage, economic history and economics of the family. He has received the Alcuin and Maeser awards at BYU, the Leakey Award for teaching excellence in economics from the Freedoms Foundation, and the Karl G. Maeser Professorship in general education.
He has also served in various campus administrative assignments including chair of the Faculty General Education Council, chair of the Economics Department and associate and academic vice president.
In his scholarly work in economic history, Pope is recognized for his contribution on wealth and income equality, U.S. mortality trends before 1900, and the extraction of large data sets from primary records.
He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the editorial board of “Explorations in Economic History.”