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About Us: Faculty

Thomas HoeksemaThomas Hoeksema,
Professor of Education
(616) 526-6212
319 Spoelhof Center

Educational Background

  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1972
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1975
  • Special education program advisor

Research Interests

  • Christian perspectives on disability
  • Religious freedom for persons with intellectual disability
  • Friendship
  • Inclusive education
  • Film and disability

Recent Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Whole Schooling (an e-journal).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health (Lord & Francis Publishers).
  • Member of the IHE Advisory Committee of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
  • Book chapter: Hoeksema, T. (2009). The way we think about disability affects how we think about our work. In G.L.U.E. Training Manual, by Luurtsema, K. & Newman, B. Grand Rapids: CLC Network.
  • Hoeksema, T. (2010). "Inclusive Christian Schooling: Introduction to the theme issue." Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, vol. 14, no. 4.
  • Developed a collaborative transition program on Calvin’s campus serving college age students who have developmental disabilities.