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Faculty: Kurt Ver Beek

Kurt Ver Beek, Professor of Sociology, Director of Calvin’s Honduras Program

Kurt Ver Beek616-328-5679 (VOIP)
011-504-9968-9931 (mobile)
Address: Apartado 30676, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C.A.

Educational Background

  • MA, Human Resource Development, Azusa Pacific University
  • PhD, Development Sociology, Cornell University


Watch or listen to Prof. Ver Beek's January Series talk from January 22, 2016, entitled, "Reframing Justice: Models from Honduras."

Teaching Interests

Poverty and development, Christian responsibility

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Ver Beek, Kurt. 2008. Lessons from the sapling: Review of quantitative research on short-term missions. In Effective Engagement in Short-Term Missions: Doing it Right! (edited by Robert Priest, William Carey Library), pp. 469-496. 

Maquilas: Exploitation or Emancipation?: An Overview of the Situation of Maquiladora Workers in Honduras (pdf). World Development (29:9) 2001.

Spirituality: A Development Taboo (pdf). Development in Practice. Oxfam Publications: London, England. 10:1 (February, 2000) pp. 31-43

Additional Information

Short-term missions

Explore a wealth of resources on short-term missions.