Lane Williams, Communications Faculty Member

Lane Williams

Communications Faculty Member


Lane Williams joined the faculty of the communication department in 1996. He has taught communication, journalism courses–and, occasionally, Book of Mormon classes, since then. He has served as an adviser for BYU-Idaho’s news publication, the Scroll, for much of that time. He is a former reporter and columnist for the Deseret News. He has worked in marketing and publishing. He is a recipient of the Kiplinger Fellowship at the Ohio State University, where he received his master's degree; and a Merrill Fellowship at the University of Maryland, where he received his doctorate. His research interests include the news media's relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served a mission in Okayama, Japan. He has served in numerous Church callings, including twice as a Scoutmaster. He currently serves in the bishopric of the 97th ward on campus.

He and his wife, Laurie, have four children and are the proud grandparents of one grandson, Robert.