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Leaders and Lecturers


Dr. Karin Maag, Director of the Meeter Center, will lead the institute and lecture in two of the sessions. The Institute will be co-directed by Dr Robert Schoone-Jongen, Assistant Professor of History at Calvin College. He has extensive experience in teaching at the high school level and will serve as the primary facilitator during our afternoon seminars. Formal instruction in the morning sessions (a combination of lectures and seminar discussions) will be provided by eight visiting lecturers, all of whom are currently teaching at the undergraduate level, and have personal experience of the challenges in making the Reformation understandable and relevant in a classroom setting. Each of these experts in turn will be present on campus and lecture on their specialty for one or two morning sessions during the three-week period, and will participate in the related afternoon seminar discussion for each topic.

Dr. Francis Bremer, Professor of History at Millersville University

Dr. Michael Graham, Associate Professor of History at the University of Akron

Dr. Susan Karant-Nunn, Professor of History at the University of Arizona

Dr. Christine Kooi, Associate Professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Baton Rouge

Dr. Karin Maag, Director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies and Professor of History at Calvin College

Dr. Raymond Mentzer, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa

Dr. John Roth, Professor of History at Goshen College

Dr. Robert Schoone-Jongen, Professor of History at Calvin College

Dr. John Witvliet, Director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Professor of Music and Worship at Calvin College

Dr. Randall Zachman, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame