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About Us: Faculty

Philip SteginkPhilip Stegink

Assistant Professor
(616) 526-6237
305 Spoelhof Center

Weekly Schedule
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Educational Background

  • M.A., Northern Colorado University, 1980

Research Interests

  • Learning Differences
  • Dis/Ability
  • Inclusive Schooling

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • "Microaggressions and Disability: Application to Disability Study," The International Christian Community for Teacher Education. Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. 05/22/2014
  • Facilitated online book study for twenty-four inservice PK-12 educators on the topic of Neuroscience and Education.
  • "Kids with Challenging Behaviors: Why They are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them," Mid-Wisconsin Christian Schools. Central Wisconsin Christian School, Waupan, Wisconsin. 03/15/2013
  • "Kids with Challenging Behaviors: Why They are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them," Professional Development Day. AnchorPoint Christian School, Wyoming, Michigan. 01/28/2013
  • "Universal Design for Learning: Offering Opportunity for All," Literacy Grant Conference. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 08/20/2013
  • Chair of the Christian Educators Journal Association
  • Lead Investigator, School Site Study. Western Christian High School, Hull, IA.
  • Lead investigator. School Site-Study, Worthington Christian Schools, Worthington, OH.
  • Supervised student independent study investigating the effects of poverty of school structure and pedagogy in Milwaukee, WI (summer 2013).
  • Member of Christian Higher Education Online reading and working group.
  • Grand Rapids Diocese, Catholic Schools of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI. Neurodevelopmental Basis of School Success: Practices that Promote Inclusion. August 2012.

  • Calvin College, Literacy Grant Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. Assessment: Purpose and Processes. August 2012.

  • Grand Rapids Diocese, Catholic Schools of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI. Co-Teaching as a Strategy to Meet the Needs of Learning Variation. August 2011.

  • West Michigan Lutheran School Association, Wyoming, MI. Neurodevelopmental Basis of School Success: Understanding Learning Variation. Keynote Address: August 2011.

  • South Christian High School, Cutlerville, MI. Differentiation in the High School Setting: Knowing Students Well. March 2011.

  • Online Book Discussion. Neuropsychological Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI. February – April 2011.

  • West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids, MI; Implementing an AIMSweb Benchmark System in a K – 8 School. January 2011.

  • Calvin Christian Middle School, Grand Rapids, MI; Response to Intervention in a Middle School. November 2010.

  • Cross Trainer Academy, Milwaukee, WI; Teaching Students Who Live in Poverty. October 2010.

  • Christian Educators Association Convention; Dis/Ability: A Critical investigation. Invited speaker. October 2010.

  • Stegink, P. (2010). Disability to Community:  A Journey to Create Inclusive Christian Schools. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health. 14(4), 368-381.
  • 2009 (July) Workshop Developer and Facilitator, Dis/Abilty: A Critical Investigation. This workshop challenged participants to investigate disability in the context of schooling. Calvin College. Leader/Facilitator.
  • 2009 (February). Stegink, P. Neurodevelopment and School Success: an Introduction. Central Wisconsin Christian Educators, Waupun, WI.
  • (2008). Paxton-Buursma, D. & Stegink, P. Understanding Attention in Students: A workshop/conference on current perspectives and practices. Funding provided by Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning ($7,982.53).
  • 2008 (August) Conference Organizer & Facilitator, Understanding Attention 2 1/2 day conference including keynote speaker and working sessions. Calvin College, Prince Center. Lead Facilitator.
  • 2008 (August). Stegink, P. and Bouman, D. Neurodevelopment and School Success. Three day Inservice and Workshop for K – 12 Education and Support Staff (Psychologists and Social Workers), Capital West Charter Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 2008 (June) Stegink, P. and Bouman. D. Workshop Organizer & Facilitator, Neurodevelopmental and School Success. Three Day Workshop for K – 12 Educators from West Michigan Christian Schools. Wyoming, MI.