Bruce G. & Marie Kartchner Hafen

IAC Emeritus

Bruce Hafen is a nationally recognized scholar on family relationships, children, and education. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of Utah. Bruce is also a former dean of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, which he helped to establish. He is the former president of Ricks College, and provost at Brigham Young University. Bruce served in the First Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until October of 2010.

Marie Kartchner Hafen is a mother, writer, editor, and instructor. She has taught religion, literature, and writing at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Brigham Young University-Provo. Marie received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University in English, and was raised in Bountiful, Utah. Marie and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of seven children and ten grandchildren (one deceased).