David Pulsipher is a faculty member in the Department of History, Geography and Political Science. He teaches courses on citizenship, civil discourse, peace building and nonviolence. He will be speaking in devotional this week, so here are 9 things you should know about him.
  1. Brother Pulsipher was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley.
  2. Brother Pulsipher served a mission in rural Pennsylvania, where he met lots of wonderful people, including many Quakers, Mennonites and Amish.
  3. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from BYU< and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.
  4. Brother Pulsipher and his wife, Dawn, are the parents of six children and have also been blessed with many foster children over the years.
  5. He joined the faculty of Ricks College in 1997.
  6. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Brother Pulsipher was a visiting lecturer and Fulbright scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India.
  7. He has served as a primary teacher, Young Men leader, ward mission leader, counselor in a bishopric, stake executive secretary and high counselor. He currently serves as a gospel doctrine teacher in his ward.
  8. For almost two decades, the Pulsiphers have lived on the same wonderful street with the same wonderful neighbors.
  9. They love hiking in the Tetons and traveling anywhere, especially with their children. But, at the end of the day, they love returning to and living in Rexburg, except when it’s too hot.