Joshua Rice



Dr. Joshua Michael Rice joined the International Teachers College at Universitas PelitaHarapan in August 2019 as a Professor of General Education. He bolsters ITC's worldview curricula and teaches a wide range of courses as students' needs demand.


Prior to coming to ITC, Dr. Rice served as an Assistant Professor of History at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. He spent three years teaching both undergraduate surveys and advanced courses and seminars for Corban's robust history major. Before that, he taught at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, which prepared him (somewhat) for the heat of Indonesia. Dr. Rice completed his graduate work at the University of Missouri, where he received a PhD in History. While living in Columbia, Missouri, he converted pizza, beer, and coffee into a dissertation examining Native American and missionary relationships in the pre-Civil War American West. Dr. Rice first got interested in the topic as a Masters' student at the University of Nebraska, when he read the journal of nineteenth-century missionary.


Dr. Rice met and married his high school sweetheart, Laura, in south Seattle, and the couple spent a decade of graduate school traipsing around the Midwest. They have long felt a call to serve the Lord internationally and are grateful to be working and living in a context like ITC. They have been blessed with two children, Lukas and Abigail.


Dr. Rice's areas of teaching includes History, Education, Philosophy, and Technology. He continues his research on American history, religion, and missionaries.