John W. Welch first identified chiasmus in the Book of Mormon in 1967. He has since spent much time studying chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other sacred literature. In addition, he has also published extensively on the history and role of chiasmus in sacred literature. John Welch graduated from Duke Law School in 1972 and is now a Professor of Law in the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He is also editor-in-chief for the academic journal BYU Studies.