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Former Faculty: Deborah Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma




Educational background

  • BS physics, Bethel College in St. Paul MN, 1991
  • BMus piano, Bethel College in St. Paul MN, 1991
  • PhD physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997

Professional history

  • President of The BioLogos Foundation, 2013-present
  • Chair, physics and astronomy department, 2009-2012
  • Professor, Calvin College, 1999-2012
  • Post-doctoral researcher and visiting assistant professor, Haverford College, 1997-1999

Science Publications

Browse a complete list of Deborah Haarsma's refereed publications and conference proceedings in astronomy, as listed in the NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service.


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Science and Christian Faith

The BioLogos Foundation

In January 2013, Deborah Haarsma was appointed President of The BioLogos Foundation.

She has published two books:

Delight in Creation

Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church, co-edited with Rev. Scott Hoezee. For more, visit the Ministry Theorem.


Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design,co-authored with Dr. Loren Haarsma. For more, see the release of the first edition of Origins.

Christian Astronomer's Group

Visit the website for chr-astro, an e-mail list for professional astronomers who are Christians.