Associate Academic Vice President for Learning and Teaching

Education and Academic Profession

Rob Eaton serves as the Associate Academic Vice President for Learning and Teaching. He came to BYU-Idaho in 2004 to teach religious education. In 2009, Rob became the Associate Academic Vice President, overseeing online learning and Pathway. After a three-year hiatus from the University from 2013 - 2016, he returned briefly to the Department of Religious Education. He returned to the administration in his current role in April 2017.

Rob earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a JD from Stanford Law School. At Stanford Law, Rob and his teammate won the moot court competition, and Rob was named the outstanding oralist.


  • Learning and Teaching
  • Faculty Development
  • Academic Leadership Training
Participates in:
  • President's Council
  • University Council
  • Deans' Council
  • Academic Leadership Council
  • Academic Council

Other Professional Work

In non-academic settings, Rob worked as an associate at the Seattle law firm of Foster, Pepper and Shefelman, the Associate General Counsel at Regence Blue Shield, and the Vice President of Systems Consolidation for The Regence Group from 1999 - 2001. He also served as an Institute Director for Seminary and Institutes from 2001 - 2004. Rob Eaton has authored or co-authored several books, including a number of published works including: Extremes, Digging Deeper, Becoming a Great Gospel Teacher, and I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring.