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Portrait of David Whippy

David Whippy

Assistant Professor
David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts

David Whippy is an assistant professor of Intercultural Peacebuilding at BYU–Hawaii. In this role, he teaches undergraduate courses on transformative mediation, nongovernment organizations and peacebuilding, peace education and peace ecology.

David has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from BYU-Hawaii, a master's degree from the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific in Diplomacy and International Affairs. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation through the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. His dissertation is centered on peace education in Fiji as a non-violent means of addressing the reoccurring conflicts in the islands.

He continues to work as a trainer and facilitator in the field, as well as consulting NGOs and facilitators on programs, projects, and curriculum.