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Faculty: Kevin den Dulk

Kevin den DulkKevin den Dulk, Department Chair and Executive Director of the Henry Institute

(616) 526-6234
Office: DeVos Center 261E

Office Hours Fall 2014
Tuesday & Thursday 10-11:30AM

Educational Background

Kevin den Dulk earned his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy at Calvin College in 1992.  After a brief stint in a corporate law firm, he completed his M.A. in political science at the University of Georgia (1995) and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (2001).  In 2001, he took a position in the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University, and later added a joint appointment as Honors Faculty-in-Residence.  He joined Calvin’s political science faculty as the Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Academic Interests

American politics, religion and politics cross-nationally, public law and courts, political theory


Gardening, travel, fly fishing, hiking, working on his money pit

Recent Activities

Professor den Dulk has recently co-authored two books – Religion and Politics in America (5th ed., Westview) and A Disappearing God Gap? (Oxford) – the latter with several other members of Calvin’s political science faculty. He has also been instrumental in developing several co-curricular initiatives at GVSU, including a Religious Studies program and an academic institute for incoming Honors students.  He is active in various community-based activities, including fostering better civic education in local schools.