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Faculty: Margaret Sampson Edgell

Professor Edgell's primary interests include international business, finance for development, and faith integration. She came to Calvin via Seattle Pacific University, where she taught in the MBA program, and U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., where she negotiated international trade agreements for the finance sector.

Professor Edgell returned to Seattle, WA in 2009, where she continued her research and speaking engagements on behalf of Calvin College. She passed away on October 17, 2012, after a long illness.

Professional experience

  • Founder and President - International Economics, Inc.
  • Trade Specialist and International Economist-
    U.S. Treasury Department
  • Manager - Bellevue Christian School
  • Cofounder, President, and Treasurer -
    NW Christian Writers' Association

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education,
    Michigan State University
  • M.A. in International Affairs,
    Columbia University
  • B.A. in International Relations (with Distinction),
    Stanford University

Honors, Awards, and Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Edgell, M. S. (2007). Afrocentric Christian Worldview and Student Spiritual Development: Tapping a Global Stream of Knowledge. Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 11(1), 49-62.

Conference Response Paper:
Edgell, M.S. (2006). Response to Lizette F. Knight, "Productive Pedagogy." Proceedings of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education, International Conference, November 14-19, 2006, Granada, Nicaragua (forthcoming).

Other Published Articles:
Sampson, M. J. (1997). "Teaching Economics from a Christian World View," Mind Field, Alta Vista College, Bellevue, WA.

Kenneth L. Keach and Margaret J. Sampson, "The American Export Trading Company," Business Journal of Eastern Washington University, Spring 1982, Volume 7, Number 3.

Edgell, Margaret, Hegeman, Johan, Jochemsen, Henk, Practice and Profile: Christian Formation for Vocation, Wipf & Stock Publishers (2011).

Additional Information

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Margaret Edgell
Margaret Edgell
Associate Professor of Business