David Pulsipher

David Pulsipher

History, Deography, and Political Science Faculty Member

David Pulsipher is a faculty member in the Department of History, Geography, and Political Science, where he teaches courses on citizenship, civil discourse, peace-building, and nonviolence. He earned a BA in American Studies from BYU, and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty of (then) Ricks College in 1997 and during the 2007-2008 academic year was a visiting lecturer and Fulbright scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India.
 
Born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley, Brother Pulsipher served a mission in rural Pennsylvania, where he met lots of wonderful people including many Quakers, Mennonites, and Amish. He has served as a primary teacher, young men's 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. 

Brother Pulsipher and his wife, Dawn, are the parents of six children and have also been blessed with many foster children over the years. For almost two decades, they've lived on the same wonderful street with the same wonderful neighbors. 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.