Dr. David H. Lindquist is an associate professor in the College of Education and Public Policy, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Prior to assuming his present position, he was the social studies department chairperson at R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University – Bloomington, where his dissertation was titled “Toward a Pedagogy of the Holocaust: Perspectives of Exemplary Teachers.” David is a Fellow of the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and participated in the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors study program in Poland and Israel. He is a Regional Museum Educator for the USHMM and has been named a Distinguished Teacher by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Dr. Lindquist regularly teaches undergraduate courses in social studies and middle school methods and coordinates the undergraduate secondary education program. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate foundations courses and graduate courses in the research sequence.
Dr. Lindquist is also co-director of IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His research focuses on social studies education, with particular emphasis on Holocaust and genocide education. He presents on these topics at state, regional, and national conferences and publishes in leading journals such as Social Education, The Social Studies, Clearing House, and The History Teacher.