David Palmer


Phone Number   208-496-2597
Email Address   palmerda@byui.edu
Address   232R RKS


  • M.S. Survey Research and Methodology, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S. Statistics, 2004, Brigham Young University
  • A.S. General Studies, 2002, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Work Experience

  • BYU-Idaho, Statistics Faculty, 2016-Present
  • Boeing Commercial, Product Strategy, 2012-2016
  • Boeing Commercial, Supplier Management Finance, 2008-2012
  • marketRx/Cognizant, Market Research, 2006-2008


Presented or Collaborated on the Following AAPOR Presentations:

  • Understanding Effects of Different English to Spanish Translations: A case study of ISSP attitudinal questions - 2006
  • Verbal Behaviors in Event History Calendar and Question-List Interviews: Interactions with Respondents' Race - 2006
  • Attitude toward Science and Technology in European New Member Countries: A Cross-National Study - 2005
  • Cross-national Measurement of Religion Effects on Public Attitude toward Science and Technology in European New Member Countries - 2005
  • Some Elements Behind Trust in Government: Toward an Explanatory Model - 2005

Current Projects

  • Team Maker Tool: A web tool to optimize team assignments based on teacher specified criteria


Brother Palmer enjoys teaching statistics courses at BYU-Idaho. He is particularly interested in the application of statistics to the social sciences, especially survey research. He is originally from Washington state, but has also lived in Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nebraska. He served his mission in Salta/Tucuman, Argentina. His hobbies include playing piano, basketball, tennis and above all spending time with his wife and 5 children. His favorite part of being at BYU-Idaho is singing and praying with the students in every class.