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Learn from the best at Calvin

Chances are, what you remember most from your Calvin education will be your professors.

Outstanding professors are your guides to discovering God's world, learning from its insights, understanding its brokenness and equipping you to be part of its renewal. They'll give you real opportunities—through research, internships, study abroad programs, mentoring and group projects—to practice your skills, to gain wisdom and to develop your character.

Calvin professors are what make this place great. Come learn from everything they have to offer.

Our Stories
  • Calvin professor named Grand Rapids poet laureate

    Calvin professor named Grand Rapids poet laureate

    • In April, Calvin English professor Lew Klatt will begin his three-year term as poet laureate for the Grand Rapids area.

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  • Calvin’s provost receives Fulbright Award

    Calvin’s provost receives Fulbright Award

    • Claudia Beversluis, provost of Calvin College, has received a Fulbright award. During the month of March, she will travel with a small team of American University administrators to several cities in India, visiting major universities to discuss issues in higher education.

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  • Grants fund scholarships for science and computing students

    Grants fund scholarships for science and computing students

    • This year, Calvin's science and mathematics departments are allocating two NSF grants—each of which contains over $500,000 worth of scholarships for students.

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  • Calvin professor wins 2013 Book of the Year Award

    Calvin professor wins 2013 Book of the Year Award

    • CAS professor Bill Romanowski is the recipient of the Religious Communication Association’s 2013 Book of the Year award for his work “Reforming Hollywood.”

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  • German prof receives national award for excellence in cultural teaching

    German prof receives national award for excellence in cultural teaching

    • Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim recently received the prestigious Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture.

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Faculty Profiles


$600,000 grant to teach parallel computing

James K.A. Smith, philosophy
A philosophy professor talks about why he will never stop being a student.

Professor Larry Louters

Larry Louters, biochemistry
A tireless research mentor, Larry Louters is also one of The Princeton Review's top professors in the nation.

Julie Walton

Julie Walton, kinesiology
In addition to nutrition and exercise science, Julie Walton studies how shared meals can improve the classroom experience.