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Recession: Participants

Niala BoodhooNiala Boodhoo is a Chicago Public Radio journalist with Changing Gears, a new regional public radio project looking at the reinvention of the industrial Midwest. A 1996 graduate of Calvin College, where she was a joint philosophy and psychology major, Boodhoo also earned a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies from Florida International University and one in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has been a business reporter since 2000 for Reuters, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald.
Reflections: Economic spirituality | Informed consumers

Jonathan BradfordJonathan Bradford graduated from Calvin College in 1971. After directing the KIDS program (now known as the Service-Learning Center) at Calvin from 1973 to 1978, he attended the University of Michigan, receiving his MSW in housing and community development policy and planning in 1980. Since 1981 Bradford has served as the president and CEO of the Inner City Christian Federation, a Grand Rapids nonprofit housing development and housing service agency. From 1983 to 1988 he was also an adjunct professor in the Calvin sociology department. Since 2007 he has served as a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis.
Reflections: Your house and where you live as ministry | Getting a return on your giving

Margaret EdgellMargaret Edgell, an associate professor in the business department, came to Calvin College from Seattle in 2002. Professor Edgell has degrees in international relations from Stanford and Columbia. For several years she managed international banking policy in the U.S. Treasury, where she worked to harmonize capital requirements to foster a stable and level global playing field.
Reflections on Who is my neighbor: A global perspective: Part 1: Piecemeal re-regulation | Part 2: Short-term thinking | Part 3: A path to revival, not recovery

Tom JagerTom Jager graduated from Calvin College in 1966 with majors in mathematics and philosophy. He received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago and has been teaching mathematics at Calvin since 1974.
Reflections: Planning for finances in retirement | Planning for life in retirement

 

Doug KoopmanDouglas Koopman came to Calvin in 1995 after 15 years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for several members of Congress and as research director for its Joint Economic Committee. While in Washington, Koopman also earned his PhD in politics from The Catholic University of America (1992) and a master of theological studies from Wesley Theological Seminary (1984). His undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Hope College (1979).
Reflections: Giving: An early test | Giving for God: Well-considered joy

Milt KuyersMilt Kuyers attended Calvin College from 1953 to 1956 and then the University of Michigan Business School, earning bachelor’s (1957) and master’s (1958) degrees in business administration. He is chairman and CEO of a group of 15 companies with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., and locations on three continents. The group includes manufacturing, agribusiness, import/export, telecommunications and distribution companies. Kuyers served as chair of the Calvin College board of trustees from 1999 to 2005 and as co-chair of the recent Calvin Capital Fund Campaign.
Reflections: Stewardship: We’re God's managers | Heart investment

Robert OttenhoffRobert Ottenhoff received his BA from Calvin in 1970 with a major in political science and a minor in English. This was followed by a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University. Ottenhoff is based in Washington, D.C., where he serves as president and CEO of GuideStar, USA, which provides information on 1.9 million nonprofit organizations and private foundations. He worked for more than 25 years in executive positions in public broadcasting, including as the chief operating officer of PBS.
Reflection: The discipline of gratitude

John TiemstraJohn Tiemstra received a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College and a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; he has taught at Calvin since 1975. His professional interests include economic methodology, government regulation of banking and utilities, and environmental economics. In 2009 he received the Thomas Divine lifetime achievement award from the Association for Social Economics, an international society of economists interested in the relationship of moral values to economic life.
Reflections: Logos | Sovereign consumers | Risky business

Mary E. TuukMary E. Tuuk graduated from Calvin College in 1986 with majors in business and music and went on to earn her JD/MBA from Indiana University in 1990. She is executive vice president and chief risk officer of Fifth Third Bancorp, a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with $112 billion in assets and 16 affiliates throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
Reflections: Culture/core values | Seeing polarities

Scott Vander LindeScott Vander Linde received his BA from Calvin College and his PhD from the University of Notre Dame. He has taught economics courses at Calvin College since 1985, and he leads off-campus courses to: Europe to study business and engineering, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to study ecotourism and ecology, and Florida to study team-building by sailing. His fields of academic research include macroeconomic forecasting, the health system and health policy, and forensic economics.
Reflections: In an ownership society, what do we own? | Financial stewardship in your 20s and 30s | Markets and economic faith

Leonard Van DrunenLeonard Van Drunen joined the Calvin faculty in 2005 after working in investment banking as a managing director with JP Morgan in New York, Tokyo and London and with Merrill Lynch in New York. He has also taught at the University of Utah and the University of Cambridge, England. Van Drunen holds a PhD in finance from Purdue University and an MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Reflections: A Christian stock picker | Markets from God

Georgina VeldhorstGeorgina Veldhorst is a management consultant specializing in complex environments. Graduating from Calvin in 1990 with a psychology major, she also earned a BSN from Trinity Christian College, an MSc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Athasbasca University. Veldhorst spent many years as an executive of large teaching hospitals and now divides her time between Nairobi, Kenya, and Toronto, Canada.
Reflections: We’re rich—they’re poor | Trust | Seriously, is it just me that thinks this?