- BS in Physics from BYU
- MS from the University of Utah
- PhD from Utah State University
- Physics Education Research
Brother Pyper grew up in Salt Lake City. He served a mission to the England London South mission. He received his BS in Physics from BYU, his MS from the University of Utah, and PhD from Utah State University. He taught in the Salt Lake City area for five years and performed with the 23rd Army Band for 15 years. He has been teaching at BYU-Idaho since 1999. He and his wife Heidi, have four children. He loves music, amateur radio, rock climbing, mountaineering, back-country skiing, scouting, fishing and hunting, global warming, reading, and fitness.