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Experts at Calvin
Updated November 2003
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Introduction

Calvin faculty members — many of whom are nationally known — possess expertise in a wide range of areas. This guide is designed to help the working press connect with Calvin experts who may be able to serve as a resource for stories. Arranged alphabetically by topic, it is hoped that this guide will serve as a roadmap to the Calvin faculty. If you are interested in contacting Calvin faculty members, please call them at the work number listed, use their e-mail address or call director of media relations Phil de Haan at 616-526-6475, who can set up interviews and contacts for working media.

In the bios of professors to follow you will find listed an office phone number and the professor's e-mail address (available as a direct link). Feel free to call or e-mail professors directly or to call the Office of Media Relations first if you'd like us to be your liaison with the professor. Also, in the bios below, if a professor's name appears as a link clicking on the name will take you to his or her head shot. Finally, please note that for retirees, the number listed is the home phone number and the e-mail address may be less reliable.

Calvin College can provide an ISDN feed from our Technical Services department should you wish to use that service. Calvin also provides a wide variety of photo opportunities — everything from classroom shots to dorm scenes to computer labs to science projects. The media relations office would be more than happy to help coordinate photos on our scenic campus. We can e-mail pictures from our website at your request. Or we can take pictures that you request with a digital camera and e-mail them to you as JPEGs.

Calvin College also fields 17 varsity men's and women's athletic teams that participate in NCAA Division III and MIAA athletics. For more information on athletic teams, contact sports information director Jeff Febus at 616-526-6169 or see www.calvin.edu/sports. We look forward to assisting you.

About Calvin

With about 4,300 students (approximately half of whom hail from Michigan), Calvin is one of North America's largest Christian colleges. Calvin was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1876 as a preparatory school and in 1906 expanded its curriculum and became a junior college. In 1921 Calvin granted its first bachelor of arts degree. Calvin began with seven students, but by 1930 about 450 students attended classes on the Franklin Street campus (now the home of the Grand Rapids Public Schools) where Calvin remained until the 1960s when it moved to its present 370-acre location at the corner of Burton Street and the East Beltline.

Calvin aims to provide an education that is shaped by the Christian faith as reflected in the Reformed standards. Because of its relatively large size, Calvin is able to offer a diverse, Christian, liberal-arts education. The curriculum features almost 100 majors and programs, numerous off-campus and foreign study programs, an accelerated program for adults, 250 faculty members, an automated library with over 600,000 holdings, many support services and a beautiful campus.

Calvin College on the Internet

Calvin College has long been one of the area's leaders in computing technology. The school was early to embrace e-mail and has had a presence on the world wide web since the early 1990s. Media can learn much about Calvin by browsing the school's homepage at www.calvin.edu or by searching the Calvin website at www.calvin.edu/search

The Office of Media Relations posts news releases at www.calvin.edu/news. We post downloadable headshots of professors and students at www.calvin.edu/news/photos. These pics are high quality and in color. Most of the school's academic departments have websites with descriptions of course offerings, short faculty bios, pictures and more. All of the departments with websites can be found listed on a single page at www.calvin.edu/dept/

TOPICS

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J

L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W

AIDS
Accounting
Acoustics

Addiction

Adoption
Advertising
African American History
Africa
Aging
Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Arms Control
Art
Artificial Intelligence
Astronomy
Attractiveness

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Belief
Biology
Biotech
Birth
Books
Britain
Business

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John Calvin
Canada
Careers
Censorship
Central America
Chemistry
Children
China
Churches (Church Growth, Etc)
Civil Rights
Civil War
Communiations
Communication Disorders
Computers
Congress

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Dance
Debates
Death
Dead
Depression
Diabetes
Disabilities
Discrimination
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Drugs
Dutch

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Eating Disorders
Economics
Education

Elections
Employment
Engineering
English As A Second Language
Environment
Ethics (includes medical ethics, business ethics, media ethics, etc)
Eye

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Family Dynamics
Feminism
Folktales
Foreign Languages
Foster Care
France
Fundamentalism

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Gender
Geography
Germany
Grammar
Grand Rapids

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Halloween
Health Care Systems
Health (Mental)
Health (Physical)
Heart Disease
History
Holocaust
Hospitals

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Immunology
Internet
Ireland

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Japan
Jobs
Judaism

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Language
Latin America
Lecture Series
Literature

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Marriage
Mathematics

Media
Middle Ages
Middle East
Missile Defense
Missionaries
Movies
Multiculturalism
Music

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Nazis
Netherlands

Nicaragua
Northern Ireland
Nursing
Nutrition

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Off Campus Study
Olympics
Opera
Opthamology

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Paleontology
Papacy
Parenting
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Plastics
Politics
Pollution
Pop Culture
Propaganda
Psychology

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Race
Reading
Recreation
Recycling
Religion
Republican Party
Russia

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Self Esteem
Science Education
Smoking
Social Work
Solzhenitsyn
South Africa
Spanking
Statistics
Steinbeck
Student Life

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Taxes
Television
Term Limits
Theater

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Vitamin A

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War (Peace)
Welfare
Witchcraft
Work
Worship
Writing

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AIDS

Amy Patterson . . . (526-6234 or apatters@calvin.edu) . . . received her B.A. in political science and international studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her Ph.D. in political science and African Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington . . . from 1989-1991, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal . . . Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of rural associations in promoting democracy and development in Senegal . . . research interests include gender and development, African democratization and development, and the politics of AIDS in Africa . . . has received several grants for research in rural Senegal and she has presented her work at many academic conferences . . . has published in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, The Redistribution of Authority (edited volume), PS: Political Science and Politics, and USA Today Magazine . . . has written on the impact of AIDS orphans on the future of African democracy in HIV/AIDS and the African Child (forthcoming)

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ACCOUNTING

Ray Slager (526-6098 or slgr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1982 . . . Calvin grad with a master's in accounting . . . is also a certified CPA . . . an expert in accounting as well as the use of computers in the church . . . has headed up Calvin's income tax program, in which Calvin students do free income tax preparation for low-income residents of Grand Rapids

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ACOUSTICS

Rich DeJong (526-7086 or dejong@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin engineering department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with advanced degrees, including doctorate, from MIT . . . dissertation was on "Vibrational Energy Transfer in a Diesel Engine" . . . areas of expertise include machine noise and vibration control, automotive acoustics, auditorium acoustics and environmental acoustics

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ADDICTION

Glenn Weaver (526-6220 or weav@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's psychology department since 1975 . . . Ph.D. from Princeton . . . expertise in addiction research as well as psychology and religion . . . member of the American Psychological Association

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ADOPTION

Stephene Diepstra (526-6489 or sdiepstr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's social work department since 1999 . . . Calvin grad with master's in social work from Michigan . . . working on Ph.D. at MSU . . . is a foster and adoptive parent herself with expertise in adoption and foster care as well as family preservation and child and family therapy

R. Scott Stehouwer (526-6228 or rstehouw@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of psychology since 1978 . . . has Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University . . . research interests incluce adoption, depression, marriage and the family, parental patterns of discipline, and posttraumatic stress . . . is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families . . . also is a consulting editor to Zonderkids, a division of Zondervan Corporation and is involved with the new series of children’s books, Helping Children Heal, published by Zonderkids

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ADVERTISING

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV and WOOD radio

Bob Fortner (526-8533 or forr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of communication arts and sciences since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on censorship, including censorship on the Internet . . . also an expert in communication ethics, communication history and new technologies . . . has written The Global Metropolis and Public Diplomacy and International Politics . . . in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Among Educators

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Randall Jelks (526-6186 or rjleks@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1990 . . . has a B.A. from the University of Michigan in history and a master's of divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary (he is an ordained clergy person in the Presbyterian Church USA) . . . completed his Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University . . . research and writing interests include American Religious Cultural and Civil Rights History . . . is working on "Race, Respectability and the Struggle for Democracy: A study of the Afro-American Community of Grand Rapids, 1870-1954" . . . also has responsibilities at Calvin as director of academic multicultural affairs . . . lectures frequently on topics such as "A Christian Response to a Racially Polarized America" and "The Role of Calvin College in the Age of Multiculturalism"

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AFRICA

Joel Carpenter (526-6102 or jcarpent@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin provost since summer 1996 . . . a Calvin grad with doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins . . . prior to Calvin was director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and then director of the grantmaking program in Religion at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, where his duties included support for research and programs in Africa . . . author of critically acclaimed Revive Us Again which is a history of American religious fundamentalism from the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial to the rise of Billy Graham ... also author of a new book (fall 2004) on The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West and the World.

Mark Fackler . . . (526-6274 or mfackler@calvin.edu) member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1998 . . . has a Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on media ethics as well as religion, culture and media . . . came to Calvin after a long career at Wheaton College, Illinois . . . has written or edited many books, including Popular Religious Magazines of the United States -- a religious history of the United States told through the stories of popular religious publications - as well as Good News: Social Ethics and the Press; and Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning . . . also has assisted in the production of Bible products for all ages, including work on the Life Application Bible Commentary and The Quest Study Bible as well as Max Lucado's The Inspiration Study Bible and Tyndale House's The Family Resource Bible

Amy Patterson . . . (526-6234 or apatters@calvin.edu) . . . received her B.A. in political science and international studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her Ph.D. in political science and African Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington . . . from 1989-1991, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal . . . Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of rural associations in promoting democracy and development in Senegal . . . research interests include gender and development, African democratization and development, and the politics of AIDS in Africa . . . has received several grants for research in rural Senegal and she has presented her work at many academic conferences . . . has published in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, The Redistribution of Authority (edited volume), PS: Political Science and Politics, and USA Today Magazine . . . has written on the impact of AIDS orphans on the future of African democracy in HIV/AIDS and the African Child (forthcoming)

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AGING

Cheryl Brandsen (526-8538 or brac@calvin.edu) a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan and a Ph.D. at MSU . . . teaches the social gerontology course at Calvin . . . has a grant from the Hartford Foundation that works toward integrating gerontological content into social work education . . . her Ph.D. dissertation is an analysis of long-term care in the U.S. through the lens of a public ethic of care . . . her areas of expertise include aging, death, end-of-life care . . . teaches a course at Calvin on death and dying . . . currently chairing the Social Work Task Group of the Michigan Partnership for End-of-Life Care

Henry Holstege (954-7029 or hols@calvin.edu) . . . now retired . . . had been a member of Calvin sociology department since 1957 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. dissertation on race relations . . . member of the National Council on Aging and American Society on Aging . . . expert on caring for aging parents and the policy aspects of aging, including social security . . . recently received a state of Michigan grant to set up an agency on aging needs . . . co-author of The Christian Guide to Parent Care and Growing Older in America (both books) as well as numerous articles on aging . . . has been used by many media outlets, local and national, as an expert on aging and problems of the old

Nancy Meyer (526-6224 or meyn@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education faculty since 1979 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northern Colorado . . . dissertation (which was selected as most outstanding that year) was on exercise and aging . . . an expert in biomechanics and kinesiology . . . coaches Calvin's women's varsity cross country team

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AGRICULTURE

Janel Curry (526-6648 or jcroper@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin geography department since 1996-97 . . . a Bethel College (MN) grad with master's and Ph.D. from Minnesota . . . an expert on contemporary agriculture and rural land use . . . has studied relationship between religion and farm/land use . . . also an expert on rural studies, natural resource policies, American Indians and geography of Nicaragua (has a book forthcoming called Nicaragua: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul) . . . member of the Association of American Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, the American Geographical Society

David Dornbos (526-8578, or dld9@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Calvin College biology department faculty in September, 2004 . . . graduated from Calvin in 1981 and earned graduate degrees from The Ohio and Iowa State Universities in crop production and physiology . . . teaching and research on plant biology and physiology . . . also biotechnology and genetics, considering principles of Christian stewardship . . . prior to Calvin, he worked for an international company focused on developing and marketing corn and soybean hybrids with farmers . . . research focused on characterizing crop stress response to heat and drought . . . through the years, he has conducted numerous print, radio, and TV interviews and presented with numerous groups of farmers and agricultural professionals

David Koetje (526-7047 or dkoetje@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1998 . . . a Calvin grad with a doctoral degree in plant physiology from Purdue . . . heads up Calvin's new biotechnology program . . . member of Project Kaleidoscope's Faculty for the 21st Century, a network of leaders in institutional / curricular reform . . . frequent presenter and author on issues and perspectives in biotechnology as applied to agriculture and medicine . . . advocate for "place-based agriculture", a new paradigm for agricultural biotechnology founded on Christian environmentalism, that is attentive to ecological and cultural interrelationships . . . member of the scientific advisory team for natural systems agriculture at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. . . additional research interests in plant responses to environmental stress and plant genetic diversity.

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Todd Vanden Berg (526-6705 or tvdberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin sociology department since 1996-97 . . . Calvin sociology grad with master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from SUNY-Buffalo . . . research interests include indigenous religious systems and resettlement/development anthropology . . . teaching interests include magic, witchcraft and sorcery as well as anthropology of religion

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ARCHAEOLOGY

Ken Bratt (526-6296 or br_k@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin classics department since 1977 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Princeton . . . an expert in archeology and architecture as well as Greek and Roman literature, language and art . . . has traveled to modern Greece, Turkey and Italy . . . was a visiting professor in Athens

Bert deVries (526-6273 or dvrb@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1967 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. at Brandeis University . . . has been director of the Umm-el-Jimal Project in Jordan, a long-time dig in Jordan . . . expertise includes Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods of the East Mediterranean . . . also an expert on current middle east events and history, including near east politics, Islam and international development . . . Calvin's 1998 winner of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching

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ARMS CONTROL

Robert DeVries (526-6230 or rdevries@calvin.edu) . . .member of Calvin faculty since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Michigan . . . did his dissertation on nuclear non-proliferation treaty . . . an expert in international politics, American foreign policy, arms control and human rights . . . member of West Michigan World Affairs Council as well as the International Studies Association, Christians in Political Science and the Center for Public Justice . . . did a 3-week trip to Europe in spring 1998, including Bosnia, to study nationalism and ethnic protection

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ART

Henry Luttikhuizen (526-6327 or lutt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin art department since 1991 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from at Virginia . . . expert in paintings of the Netherlands as well as art history . . . curated a show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Dutch painters

Chris Overvoorde (526-6811 or over@calvin.edu) . . . has taught painting, printmaking, drawing, design and history of Dutch art . . . now retired after a long career that included stints as Director of Exhibitions and department chair . . . currently is a volunteer at the Grand Rapids Art Museum as a docent . . . see www.calvin.edu/~over

Charles Young (526-6367 or youngc@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin art department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Georgia . . . teaches architectural history, African oceanic art and more . . . expert in contemporary issues in public art as well as art history, art theory and art criticism . . . member of the American Society for Aesthetics

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Keith Vander Linden (526-7111 or kvlinden@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin computer science department since 1996 . . . Central College (IA) grad with master's from Iowa and Ph.D. from Colorado . . . came to Calvin from the University of Brighton in England . . . team taught a course at Colorado on artificial intelligence . . . also an expert on database design and software engineering . . . past member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence . . . has received a number of grants for software engineering, interface design, and language technology . . . interests now include user interface design and language technology . . . visiting researcher at Siemens Corporation in 2002 and at the
Australian National Research labs (CSIRO) in 2003

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ASTRONOMY

Deborah Haarsma (526-6340 or dhaarsma@calvin.edu) . . . came to Calvin in 1999 . . . did undergrad at Bethel College in Minnesota and Ph.D. at MIT . . . did her dissertation on radio wavelengths . . . areas of expertise include astronomy, galaxies and the universe, astrophysics, the creation/evolution debate and the relationship between cosmology and religion . . . she has received observing time on the VLA (Very Large Array) and VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array) Radio Telescopes, and in spring of 1999 received a grant from Research Corporation to begin a research program at Calvin

Lawrence Molnar (526-6341 or lmolnar@calvin.edu) . . . joined the physics department in 1998 . . . a Michigan grad in astronomy who did master's and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy at Harvard . . . came to Calvin after 10 years at Iowa . . . his work has been featured in Science News and Scientific American

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ATTRACTIVENESS

John Brink (526-6627 or brnk@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1974 . . . a Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Purdue . . . member of the American Psychological Association . . . expert on self-esteem and self-perception as well as physical attractiveness and discrimination

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BELIEF

Kelly Clark (526-6421 or kclark@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . author of several books and many articles on philosophy of religion and philosophical theology . . . edited Philosophers Who Believe and When Faith Is Not Enough

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BIOLOGY

Curtis Blankespoor (526-6498 or cblankes@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1994 . . . Ph.D. from Cornell University . . . member of Animal Behavior Society . . . did research in the summer of 1997 on dust mites . . . also has been doing on-going research on swimmer's itch

Hessel Bouma III (526-6401 or boum@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1978 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch . . . areas of expertise include biomedical ethics, human genetics and cell biology . . . also stem cell research, physician assisted suicide and cloning . . . author of Christian Faith, Health and Medical Practice . . . member of the American Scientific Association, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and American Society for Cell Biology

David DeHeer (526-6083 or dehe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1985 . . . Ph.D. from Arizona . . . expertise in immunology as well as cell biology . . . worked for 13 years at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California . . . has written some 75 research publications . . . is the director of research for the Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program . . . member of the American Association of Immunologists as well as the British Society for Immunology and the American Society for Experimental Pathology

David Dornbos (526-8578, or dld9@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Calvin College biology department faculty in September, 2004 . . . graduated from Calvin in 1981 and earned graduate degrees from The Ohio and Iowa State Universities in crop production and physiology . . . teaching and research on plant biology and physiology . . . also biotechnology and genetics, considering principles of Christian stewardship . . . prior to Calvin, he worked for an international company focused on developing and marketing corn and soybean hybrids with farmers . . . research focused on characterizing crop stress response to heat and drought . . . through the years, he has conducted numerous print, radio, and TV interviews and presented with numerous groups of farmers and agricultural professionals

Richard Nyhof (526-6347 or nyhr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology faculty since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . expert on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal physiology . . . dissertation on intestinal blood flow control . . . member of the American Physiological Society

Uko Zylstra (526-6499 or zylu@calvin.edu) . . . member of biology department since 1976 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Free University of Amsterdam . . . expert in cell biology and world hunger . . . also speaks on biotechnology and GMOs (genetically modified foods), agriculture and world hunger, and evolution, creation and intelligent design

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

David Dornbos (526-8578, or dld9@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Calvin College biology department faculty in September, 2004 . . . graduated from Calvin in 1981 and earned graduate degrees from The Ohio and Iowa State Universities in crop production and physiology . . . teaching and research on plant biology and physiology . . . also biotechnology and genetics, considering principles of Christian stewardship . . . prior to Calvin, he worked for an international company focused on developing and marketing corn and soybean hybrids with farmers . . . research focused on characterizing crop stress response to heat and drought . . . through the years, he has conducted numerous print, radio, and TV interviews and presented with numerous groups of farmers and agricultural professionals

David Koetje (526-7047 or dkoetje@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1998 . . . a Calvin grad with a doctoral degree in plant physiology from Purdue . . . heads up Calvin's new biotechnology program . . . member of Project Kaleidoscope's Faculty for the 21st Century, a network of leaders in institutional / curricular reform . . . frequent presenter and author on issues and perspectives in biotechnology as applied to agriculture and medicine . . . advocate for "place-based agriculture", a new paradigm for agricultural biotechnology founded on Christian environmentalism, that is attentive to ecological and cultural interrelationships . . . member of the scientific advisory team for natural systems agriculture at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. . . additional research interests in plant responses to environmental stress and plant genetic diversity.

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BIRTH

Debra Rienstra (526-8526 or Debra.Rienstra@calvin.edu)... Assistant Professor of English . graduate of the University of Michigan who did her Ph.D. at Rutgers with a dissertation on sixteenth-century English metrical psalms and religious lyrics . specialty is English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with emphasis on religious poetry and early modern women writers . author of Great with Child: Reflections on Faith, Fullness, and Becoming a Mother, a 2002 book from Tarcher/Putnam . also a poet . teaches creative writing as well as literature . speaks and writes about new ways of balancing work and family for women and men

Helen Sterk (526-6322 or hsterk@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin's third holder of the William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-In-Residence . . . a Calvin graduate who did her Ph.D. at Iowa with a dissertation on the rhetoric of Silhouette romance novels . . . . . . specialty is the study of rhetoric, with a special emphasis on women's voices and gender issues in public discourse . . . an archive she developed is called The Birthing Project . . . it includes transcripts of more than 100 interviews with women whose stories represent a variety of experiences, ethnic groups, socio-economic classes and birthplaces describing their experiences of birthing . . . working on a new kind of communication theory, one that is based on "care rather than power"

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BOOKS

W. Dale Brown (526-6468 or brow@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English department since 1987 . . . Ph.D. from the University of Missouri . . . did dissertation on Frederick Buechner . . . was a minister for 10 years before coming to Calvin . . . an expert in contemporary Southern fiction as well as Frederick Buechner and religion and literature . . . has a book called Of Fiction and Faith that is interviews with contemporary American writers . . . directs Calvin's prestigious Festival of Faith & Writing which brough John Updike to campus in 1998 and Maya Angelou in 2000 . . . does a talk called "what should Christians be reading?"

John Netland (526-6570 or netj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from UCLA . . . expertise in British and Victorian literature . . . member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Gary Schmidt (526-6540 or schg@calvin.edu) . . . member of English department since 1985 . . . has Ph.D. from Illinois at Urbana Champaign . . . an expert on children's literature who has written widely about children's literature and written his own children's and young adolescent fiction and non-fiction . . . has written on authors Robert Lawson and Katherine Paterson as part of Twayne's United States Authors series . . . an expert on North American folktales

John Timmerman (526-6560 or timm@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin English department since 1977 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Ohio . . . expert on modern literature and American literature and especially the work of John Steinbeck . . . won the Burkhardt Award in 1993 for Outstanding Contribution to Steinbeck Criticism and the Pruis Award in 1989 for Outstanding Steinbeck Teacher/Scholar of the Year . . . has written several novels including a trilogy on a mythical "fourth wiseman" who missed the trip by the magi to see Jesus, but whose life was intertwined with Christ's thereafter . . . also has written much short fiction and poetry and has done countless book reviews

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BRITAIN

William VanVugt (526-6008or wvanvugt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's history department who is an expert on British history and immigration . . . has examined the relationships between Britain and the United States for much of his career, dating back to five years of Ph.D. work in the 1980s at the London School of Economics . . . wrote "From Britain to America" which is a history of British immigration to the U.S. . . . also contributed a chapter on Britain to a book called "A Nation of Peoples," which is a sourcebook on America's multicultural heritage and includes chapters on 27 ethnic groups . . . also organized a conference in South Africa on racial reconciliation and then edited a book that came out of that conference called "Race and Reconciliation in South Africa"

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BUSINESS (ALSO SEE ECONOMICS)

George Monsma (526-6191 or gmonsma@calvin.edu) professor of economics at Calvin since 1969 . . . Ph.D. from Princeton University with a dissertation on "Supply of and Demand for Physicians' Services" . . . teaches courses in microeconomics, labor economics and public finance . . .
has published articles on economic justice, government economic policies and the relationship between Christianity and economics . . . worked in Mali for three years in economic development . . . visits and takes students to Kenya regularly

Gregory Mellema (526-6414 or mell@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin philosophy since 1975 . . . Calvin grad with an MBA from Michigan and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts . . . expertise in ethics, logic, business ethics and the philosophy of education . . . Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the World . . . member of the American Philosophical Association, Society for Christian Philosophers and Society for Business Ethics

Evert VanDerHeide (526-6099 or evheide@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1982 . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Wayne State . . . on the Economic Development Commission for the City of Kentwood . . . has expertise on the local economy, including a model of the local economy that can be used for impact studies . . . current work is on population density shifts over the decades in the Grand Rapids area . . . also has expertise in macroeconomics, forecasting and quality systems . . . spent a month in Indonesia in the summer of 1998 to observe that country's economic crisis

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CALVIN, JOHN

William Stevenson (526-6235 or stew@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's political science department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Virginia . . . an expert on the politics of John Calvin as well as drug policy and enforcement and "just war" theories . . . wrote Christian Love and Just War as well as Sovereign Grace: The Place and Significance of Christian Freedom in John Calvin's Political Thought (Oxford University Press)

Karin Maag (526-6089 or kmaag@calvin.edu) . . . Director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies and Associate Professor of History at Calvin College . . . been at Calvin since 1997 . . . PhD (1995) is from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland . . . expertise includes Geneva in the Reformation, the training of pastors, and relations between church and state in Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries . . . author of Seminary or University? The Genevan Academy and Reformed Higher Education, 1560-1620 . . . editor of three books, with another in progress

Richard Wevers (949-0364 or weve@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of the classics department since 1961 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Wisconsin . . . an expert on the work of John Calvin and also the use of computers to investigate Calvin's work . . . author of many books, including a 1992 title called Computer Searches for John Calvin's 1559 Institutes, Latin Bible and 1539 Institutes

John Witvliet (526-6806 or jwitvlie@calvin.edu) . . . joined Calvin in 1997 as director of the newly formed Calvin Institute of Christian Worship . . . a Calvin grad with a master's degree in theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, a master's degree in choral music at the University of Illinois, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in worship and theology at the University of Notre Dame . . . . also has experience as a congregational worship leader, musician, researcher and writer . . . expert on Calvin's theories on worship . . . under his leadership the Institute provide courses on worship at both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary . . . also develops library resources to support the scholarly study of worship and to provide practical worship resources for local congregations . . . sponsors scholarly conferences, publishes volumes of research on worship-related topics and hosts guest lectures and artists

The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies is a research center specializing in John Calvin and Calvinism that opened in 1981 and is located at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The goal for the book collection is to acquire everything written by and about John Calvin in all extant editions. In addition, works by and about reformers close to Calvin, such as Bucer and Beza, are selectively collected. Among college and university libraries, the Meeter Center rare book room contains the largest collection of sixteenth-century imprints of the works of Calvin and other reformers. A small collection of Reformation era editions of the Bible may be found as well. The Calvin Article File is unique to the Center. It contains about 15,000 articles obtained through the research done for the annual Calvin Bibliography published in the Calvin Theological Journal. The microform collection contains microfilm of sixteenth-century imprints of Protestant and Catholic authors, including the works of Farel and early editions of Calvin's Institutes. The works of Bullinger, Peter Martyr, Musculus, Oecolampadius and others are available on microfiche published by IDC in its Reformed Protestantism collection. The director is Dr. Karin Maag (526-6089 or kmaag@calvin.edu) and the curator is Paul Fields (526-7041 or pfields@calvin.edu)

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CANADA

William Katerberg (526-6394 or wkaterberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since fall 1999 . . . a 1988 Calvin graduate who did a master's at Notre Dame and a Ph.D. at Queens in Canada . . . an expert on Canadian history, Canadian and American politics, the history of immigration and ethnicity in North America and the history of environmentalism in the American west . . . heads a program at Calvin on the history and culture of the American west

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CAREERS

Calvin's Office of Career Services has several employees who can be excellent media sources for stories on job prospects for college grads, the importance of a college education in the job market, hottest majors for career placement, hiring trends in West Michigan and more. The director is Glenn Triezenberg and he can be reached at 526-6483. The assistant director is Bonnie Speyers and she is at 526-6485. Heading up the internship program are Andy DeVries at 526-8518 and Beth Cok at 526-8519. The link above will take you to the Career Services website where bios of all of the above folks, plus their e-mail links, can be found.

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CENSORSHIP

Henry Baron (942-9814 or baro@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of Calvin staff since 1968 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Illinois . . . expert in censorship, young adult literature and Frisian--the native tongue of Friesland in the northern part of the Netherlands

Bob Fortner (526-8533 or forr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of communication arts and sciences since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on censorship, including censorship on the Internet . . . also an expert in communication ethics, communication history and new technologies . . . has written The Global Metropolis and Public Diplomacy and International Politics . . . in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Among Educators

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CENTRAL AMERICA

Roland Hoksbergen (526-6369 or hoksro@calvin.edu) . . . member of economics and business since 1989 . . . spent two years (1995-97) working for a World Relief Committee in Nicaragua . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . dissertation was on economic development . . . speaks fluent spanish and is an expert on Latin American economic development, including the role of the church

Daniel Miller (526-6196 or mill@calvin.edu) . . . on Calvin history faculty since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from North Carolina with dissertation on Yankee enterprise in Mexico (U.S. investors in Mexico between 1870 and 1930) . . . editor of Coming of Age: Protestantism in Contemporary Latin America . . . member of the Latin America Studies Association who frequently travels to Latin America . . . also a Civil War expert and buff who has taught Calvin classes on the subject

Kurt Ver Beek (kverbeek@calvin.edu or 011-504-213-8107) . . . Calvin grad who has an MA from Azusa Pacific University in 1992 and PhD from Cornell in 1996 . . . member of the Sociology department since 1996 and the director of Calvin programs in Honduras . . . has researched, taught about and lived in Central America for the last 15 years . . . areas of speciality include the maquila (garment factories) and third world development in general

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CHEMISTRY

Roger DeKock (526-6344 or dekock@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin chemistry faculty since 1976 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Wisconsin . . . expert in chemical structure and bonding as well as general chemistry, physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry . . . member of the American Chemical Society

Ron Blankespoor (526-6174 or blan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin chemistry staff since 1977 . . . Dordt graduate with a Ph.D. from Iowa State University . . . expertise in organic chemistry with research interests in electrochemistry and photochemistry . . . over 35 articles in professional journals plus three patents . . . teaches meteorology (on campus) and fitness/nutrition with biking (Australia) during the interim . . . member of American Chemical Society

Larry Louters (526-6493 or lout@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin chemistry department since 1984 . . . Ph.D. from Iowa . . . teaches general chemistry and biochemistry, two areas in which he has expertise . . . also has expertise in nutrition and exercise science has done research on diabetes . . . does science demos every May for local junior high students and teaches Chem Camps in the summer . . . was the class of 1998's choice for Teacher of the Year . . . member of the American College of Sports Medicine

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CHILDREN

Peggy Goetz (526-6283 or pgoetz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communications arts and sciences department since 1999 . . . a 1984 Calvin graduate with a major in biology . . . then did a master's in zoology at Ohio State . . . then studied Victorian literature, film and English as a Second Language while earning a second master's degree in English . . . finally did a Ph.D. at Michigan in linguistics and developmental psychology . . . is an expert on language development in children as well as English as a Second Language

Robert Keeley (526-6816 or rkeeley@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since fall 1997 . . . Calvin grad with Ph. D. from University of Denver . . . did graduate work in Educational Psychology, specializing in working with gifted children . . . 20 years of middle and high school teaching experience in NJ, Colorado and Michigan . . . author of two Precalculus textbooks as well as articles on Math education . . . with he wife he has written and published a number of Christmas plays for children . . . as associate of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and an expert on Bible instruction and ministry to children

Judith VanderWoude (526-6289 or jvwoude@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1994 . . . earned her Ph.D. at Wayne State University. . . worked as a speech pathologist in public school systems in Michigan and California before coming to Calvin . . . expertise in speech and language disorders of preschool and school-age children . . . conducting on-going research on preschool language disorders and preliteracy development . . . supervises adult stroke rehabilitation therapy at Calvin's Communication Disorders Clinic . . . member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as similar organizations in Michigan and Grand Rapids . . . holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Labguage Pathology

Donald Tellinghuisen (526-6745 or dtelling@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department member since 2000 . . . B.A. from Northwestern College in Iowa with M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Iowa . .. expert on infant attention (also attention in late adulthood)

Gary Schmidt (526-6540 or schg@calvin.edu) . . . member of English department since 1985 . . . has Ph.D. from Illinois at Urbana Champaign . . . an expert on children's literature who has written widely about children's literature and written his own children's and young adolescent fiction and non-fiction . . . has written on authors Robert Lawson and Katherine Paterson as part of Twayne's United States Authors series . . . an expert on North American folktales

Arden Post (526-6204 or apost@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education faculty since 1985 . . . Calvin grad with a doctoral degree in education from Cincinnati . . . an expertise in family literacy, emergent and early literacy, parent/school relationships, balanced literacy, children's favorite books, diagnosing reading disabilities

R. Scott Stehouwer (526-6228 or rstehouw@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of psychology since 1978 . . . has Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University . . . research interests incluce adoption, depression, marriage and the family, parental patterns of discipline, and posttraumatic stress . . . is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families . . . also is a consulting editor to Zonderkids, a division of Zondervan Corporation and is involved with the new series of children’s books, Helping Children Heal, published by Zonderkids

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style as well as the discipline of spanking

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CHINA

Daniel Bays (526-6394 or dbays@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 2000 when he came to Calvin as the fourth William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar . . . was chair of the history department at the University of Kansas where he served since 1971 . . . a graduate of Stanford with a Ph.D. from Michigan . . . for the last decade has directed projects on the history of Christianity in China . . . wrote Christianity in China and has a new book called The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home . . . is an expert on Chinese culture as well as Chinese Christianity

Larry Herzberg (526-6363 or herz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's faculty since 1984 . . . master's and Ph.D. work at Indiana . . . an expert on Chinese language, culture and history . . . has visited China many times and was in that country during the Tiananmen Square rebellions . . . also an expert on Japanese culture, language and history . . . has often visited Japan . . . speaks Chinese and Japanese fluently . . . wife is a Chinese journalist

Kurt Selles (526-6394 or kselles@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1999 . . . is director of Calvin's Semester in China program . . . a 1982 Calvin graduate who has a master's in divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary . . . is pursuing a doctoral degree at Vanderbilt in church history and East Asian history . . . is an expert on Chinese culture and Chinese Christianity

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CIVIL RIGHTS

Garth E. Pauley (526-6294 or gpauley@calvin.edu) . . . member of communiation arts and sciences department . . . a Trinity University graduate with mster's from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from Penn State . . . dissertation was on The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights Rhetoric: Discourse on Race from Roosevelt to Nixon . . . that dissertation will be published in book form in 2001 . . . has written articles in The Journal of Black Studies on W.E.B. Du Bois, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs on Harry Truman's Civil Rights speeches and in the Quarterly Journal of Speech on John Lewis's Address the March on Washington . . . areas of expertise include civil rights, presidential rhetoric, political communication and debates, mass media and politics

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CIVIL WAR

Daniel Miller (526-6196 or mill@calvin.edu) . . . on Calvin history faculty since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from North Carolina with dissertation on Yankee enterprise in Mexico (U.S. investors in Mexico between 1870 and 1930) . . . editor of Coming of Age: Protestantism in Contemporary Latin America . . . member of the Latin America Studies Association who frequently travels to Latin America . . . also a Civil War expert and buff who has taught Calvin classes on the subject

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COMMUNICATIONS

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV and WOOD radio

Bob Fortner (526-8533 or forr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of communication arts and sciences since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on censorship, including censorship on the Internet . . . also an expert in communication ethics, communication history and new technologies . . . has written The Global Metropolis and Public Diplomacy and International Politics . . . in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Among Educators

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

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COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

Peggy Goetz (526-6283 or pgoetz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communications arts and sciences department since 1999 . . . a 1984 Calvin graduate with a major in biology . . . then did a master's in zoology at Ohio State . . . then studied Victorian literature, film and English as a Second Language while earning a second master's degree in English . . . finally did a Ph.D. at Michigan in linguistics and developmental psychology . . . is an expert on language development in children as well as English as a Second Language

Judith VanderWoude (526-6289 or jvwoude@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1994 . . . earned her Ph.D. at Wayne State University. . . worked as a speech pathologist in public school systems in Michigan and California before coming to Calvin . . . expertise in speech and language disorders of preschool and school-age children . . . conducting on-going research on preschool language disorders and preliteracy development . . . supervises adult stroke rehabilitation therapy at Calvin's Communication Disorders Clinic . . . member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as similar organizations in Michigan and Grand Rapids . . . holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Labguage Pathology

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COMPUTERS

Joel Adams (526-8562 or adams@calvin.edu) . . . computer science professor at Calvin since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Pittsburgh . . . areas of expertise include super computing (he is the director of the Ohm Project at ohm.calvin.edu) . . . also expertise in programming languages, object-oriented programming, operating systems, computer networking, distributed systems, computer/network risks and reliability, and fault-tolerant computing . . . has written books on C++ and Java . . . Fulbright senior scholar to Mauritius in 1998-99

Earl D. Fife (526-6403 or fife@calvin.edu) . . . an expert in computer security . . . also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional . . . holds joint appointment in mathematics and computer science . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1988 . . . Ph.D. from Wesleyan University . . . expert in cryptography and computer security . . . while on sabbatical in 2002 was visiting professor at Purdue and visiting scholar at CERIAS, one of the nation's leading centers for research and education in computer security

Jeremy D. Frens (526-8666 or dfrens@calvin.edu) . . . computer science professor at Calvin since 2000 . . . Ph.D. from Indiana University in parallel computing . . . areas of expertise include programming languages, functional programming, object-oriented programming, parallel programming, computer graphics, Internet and Web programming... side interests in Extreme Programming, Linux, and open source software

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV, WZZM TV and WOOD radio

Keith Vander Linden (526-7111 or kvlinden@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin computer science department since 1996 . . . Central College (IA) grad with master's from Iowa and Ph.D. from Colorado . . . came to Calvin from the University of Brighton in England . . . team taught a course at Colorado on artificial intelligence . . . also an expert on database design and software engineering . . . past member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence . . . has received a number of grants for software engineering, interface design, and language technology . . . interests now include user interface design and language technology . . . visiting researcher at Siemens Corporation in 2002 and at the
Australian National Research labs (CSIRO) in 2003

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CONGRESS

Doug Koopman (526-6706 or dkoopman@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin political science department since fall 1995 . . . on leave for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ... Hope grad with Ph.D. from Catholic University of America . . . former chief of staff for House majority leader Richard Armey, chief of staff for Peter Hoekstra, legislative director for Fred Upton, legislative assistant and press secretary for Paul Henry . . . worked with Gingrich on Contract with America . . . author of many papers and articles on various aspects of government . . . expertise on Congress, legislative process, the presidency, public policy, flat tax, faith-based initiatives, elections and more

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DANCE

Ellen Van't Hof (526-6031 or evanthof@calvin.edu) . . . on Calvin's physical education faculty since 1975 . . . a Calvin grad with post-masters work through Temple University . . . an expert in all forms of dance as well as dance education, choreography and dance history . . . member of the National Dance Association and the International Sacred Dance Guild . . . began Calvin's recently created dance minor . . . has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as integrated arts in choreography and multiple intelligences in the teaching of dance. . . has done research on Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan, and the Klompen Dance

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Daniel C. Harlow (957-6538 or dharlow@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty from 1994-1996 and since 1999 . . . bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University and master of divinity from Princeton . . . M. A. and Ph.D. degrees from Notre Dame . . . U. S. Fulbright scholar to Israel . . . former editor of biblical studies at Eerdmans Publishing . . . a specialist in New Testament, early Judaism, and early Christianity . . . has expertise in Dead Sea Scrolls, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, apocalypticism, Gnosticism, and Jewish-Christian relations

DEATH

Cheryl Brandsen (526-8538 or brac@calvin.edu) a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan and a Ph.D. at MSU . . . teaches the social gerontology course at Calvin . . . has a grant from the Hartford Foundation that works toward integrating gerontological content into social work education . . . her Ph.D. dissertation is an analysis of long-term care in the U.S. through the lens of a public ethic of care . . . her areas of expertise include aging, death, end-of-life care . . . teaches a course at Calvin on death and dying . . . currently chairing the Social Work Task Group of the Michigan Partnership for End-of-Life Care

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DEBATES

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

Garth E. Pauley (526-6294 or gpauley@calvin.edu) . . . member of communiation arts and sciences department . . . a Trinity University graduate with mster's from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from Penn State . . . dissertation was on The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights Rhetoric: Discourse on Race from Roosevelt to Nixon . . . that dissertation will be published in book form in 2001 . . . has written articles in The Journal of Black Studies on W.E.B. Du Bois, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs on Harry Truman's Civil Rights speeches and in the Quarterly Journal of Speech on John Lewis's Address the March on Washington . . . areas of expertise include civil rights, presidential rhetoric, political communication and debates, mass media and politics

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DEPRESSION

R. Scott Stehouwer (526-6228 or rstehouw@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of psychology since 1978 . . . has Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University . . . research interests incluce adoption, depression, marriage and the family, parental patterns of discipline, and posttraumatic stress . . . is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families . . . also is a consulting editor to Zonderkids, a division of Zondervan Corporation and is involved with the new series of children’s books, Helping Children Heal, published by Zonderkids

DIABETES

Larry Louters (526-6493 or lout@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin chemistry department since 1984 . . . Ph.D. from Iowa . . . teaches general chemistry and biochemistry, two areas in which he has expertise . . . also has expertise in nutrition and exercise science has done research on diabetes . . . does science demos every May for local junior high students and teaches Chem Camps in the summer . . . was the class of 1998's choice for Teacher of the Year . . . member of the American College of Sports Medicine

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DISABILITIES

Thomas Hoeksema (526-6212 or hoet@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since 1975 . . . Calvin grad with Ed.D. degree from Michigan State . . . an expert on learning disabilities, mental retardation, the church and disability and inclusive education . . . won a National Leadership Award from the National Council on Disability . . . often teaches an interim course on depiction of disabilities in the movies

Irene Konyndyk (526-6366 or ikony@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of French, German and Dutch at Calvin since 1977 . . . a Calvin grad with a master's in French from Michigan State . . . areas of expertise include foreign language learning and learning disabilities, as well as foreign language pedagogy .. has developed a multisensory French program at Calvin, for students who struggle to learn a foreign language

Calvin also has an on-campus office dedicated to assisting students with disabilities. That office includes a person who works specifically with students who have ADD and other learning disabilities.

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DISCRIMINATION

John Brink (526-6627 or brnk@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1974 . . . a Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Purdue . . . member of the American Psychological Association . . . expert on self-esteem and self-perception as well as physical attractiveness and discrimination

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DIVORCE

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style as well as the discipline of spanking

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DRUGS

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

William Stevenson (526-6235 or stew@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's political science department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Virginia . . . an expert on the politics of John Calvin as well as drug policy and enforcement and "just war" theories . . . wrote Christian Love and Just War as well as Sovereign Grace: The Place and Significance of Christian Freedom in John Calvin's Political Thought (Oxford University Press)

Richard Nyhof (526-6347 or nyhr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's biology department since 1983 . . . a Hope grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . teaches courses in comparative physiology and has expertise in human and animal physiology as well as pharmacology -- the study of how drugs work

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EATING DISORDERS

Randall Wolthuis (526-6123 or rwolthuis@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Broene Counseling Center at Calvin College in the summer of 2000 . . . is a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan, a master's in counseling psychology from MSU and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from MSU . . . worked at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services for 11 years prior to joining Calvin . . . expertise includes eating disorders and he does many presentations on eating disorders and its detection and treatment . . . also is a licensed marriage counselor who has expertise in marriage enrichment

Nancy Ver Merris (526-6678 or nvermerr@calvin.edu) . . . is a master's prepared nurse practitioner with a certificate (specialty) in women's Health . . . beginning her sixth year as Director of Health Services at Calvin . . . expertise in
student health education (campus tobacco reduction efforts, alcohol and other drug education, sex education and unwanted pregnancy reduction) . . . also expertise in infectious disease prevention (personal immunizations and travel health) and
mental health issues (depression, anxiety, eating disorders)

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ECONOMICS (ALSO SEE BUSINESS)

Roland Hoksbergen (526-6369 or hoksro@calvin.edu) . . . member of economics and business since 1989 . . . spent two years (1995-97) working for a World Relief Committee in Nicaragua . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . dissertation was on economic development . . . speaks fluent spanish and is an expert on Latin American economic development, including the role of the church

Amy Patterson . . . (526-6234 or apatters@calvin.edu) . . . received her B.A. in political science and international studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her Ph.D. in political science and African Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington . . . from 1989-1991, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal . . . Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of rural associations in promoting democracy and development in Senegal . . . research interests include gender and development, African democratization and development, and the politics of AIDS in Africa . . . has received several grants for research in rural Senegal and she has presented her work at many academic conferences . . . has published in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, The Redistribution of Authority (edited volume), PS: Political Science and Politics, and USA Today Magazine . . . has written on the impact of AIDS orphans on the future of African democracy in HIV/AIDS and the African Child (forthcoming)

Kurt Schaefer (526-6298 or schk@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin department of business and economics since 1987 . . . Ph.D. from Michigan with dissertation on the evaluation of economic development projects in Africa . . . teaches microeconomics, international economics and third-world studies . . . has two books nearing completion

John Tiemstra (526-6192 or tmst@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1975 . . . Ph.D. from MIT . . . dissertation on Protest Through Market Action . . . served as a visiting professor in South Africa in summer 1992 . . . an expert on deregulation (and government regulation of business) . . . author of numerous articles on economics and an expert on Christianity and economics . . . used to do local radio show on economics . . . also has been used as an expert by several local TV stations and various print media . . . listed in Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in Finance and Industry as well as Who's Who in America

Evert VanDerHeide (526-6099 or evheide@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1982 . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Wayne State . . . on the Economic Development Commission for the City of Kentwood . . . has expertise on the local economy, including a model of the local economy that can be used for impact studies . . . current work is on population density shifts over the decades in the Grand Rapids area . . . also has expertise in macroeconomics, forecasting and quality systems . . . spent a month in Indonesia in the summer of 1998 to observe that country's economic crisis

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EDUCATION

Thomas Hoeksema (526-6212 or hoet@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since 1975 . . . Calvin grad with Ed.D. degree from Michigan State . . . an expert on learning disabilities, mental retardation, the church and disability and inclusive education . . . won a National Leadership Award from the National Council on Disability . . . runs an annual "tacky postcard" contest

James Jadrich . . . (526-6409 or jjadrich@calvin.edu) . . . received his B.S. in physics from California State, University of Fresno and his Ph.D. in physics from The University of California, Davis . . . from 1994-1995 he was the Education Program Leader at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and from 1996-1997 he taught science in Australia. . . research interests include scientific problem solving skills and scientific process (inquiry) skills, science curriculum development, and student misconceptions and alternative frameworks in science . . . has received several grants and awards for research and curriculum development form the National Science Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Independent Colleges Office, and The Council of Independent Colleges . . . has published in The Journal of College Science Teaching, The Journal of Chemical Education, The Physics Teacher, The American Journal of Physics, and the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, and has edited The World Book Encyclopedia of Science . . . has written on the interface and the integration of science education and the Christian faith

Robert Keeley (526-6816 or rkeeley@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since fall 1997 . . . Calvin grad with Ph. D. from University of Denver . . . did graduate work in Educational Psychology, specializing in working with gifted children . . . 20 years of middle and high school teaching experience in NJ, Colorado and Michigan . . . author of two Precalculus textbooks as well as articles on Math education . . . with he wife he has written and published a number of Christmas plays for children . . . as associate of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and an expert on Bible instruction and ministry to children

Arden Post (526-6204 or apost@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education faculty since 1985 . . . Calvin grad with a doctoral degree in education from Cincinnati . . . an expertise in family literacy, emergent and early literacy, parent/school relationships, balanced literacy, children's favorite books, diagnosing reading disabilities

Ronald Sjoerdsma (526-6213 or sjoero@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin staff since 1991 . . . Ph.D. from UCLA . . . dissertation was on Interactive Technology and Latino At-Risk Students . . . expert on at-risk populations, Latino students and educational technology

Susan Schneider Hasseler (526-6597 or shassele@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since fall 1995 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . did dissertation on Obstacles to change: a study of teacher learning in an urban school . . . worked for the Urban Education Research Project in the Chicago Public Schools in 1992, examining factors that went into teacher development and school reform

Gloria Goris Stronks (949-5039 or stro@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of the Calvin education department since 1985 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois with dissertation on Reading Habits of Adults . . . an expert in reading and educational psychology

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ELECTIONS

Corwin Smidt (526-6233 or smid@calvin.edu)... Member of Calvin’s political science department since 1977…director of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics… Ph.D. from Iowa with dissertation on Changing Patterns of Political Party Identification in the United States…has expertise in national electoral politics as well as state and local politics, including election result analysis…also a foremost expert in contemporary evangelical religious and political life with four books (Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy, Evangelicalism: The Next Generation; Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective; and Contemporary Evangelical Political Involvement) as well as many book chapters on religious activism and political involvement…has been quoted in many national media, including the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, WOOD-TV, and WZZM-TV

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

Doug Koopman (526-6706 or dkoopman@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin political science department since fall 1995 . . . on leave for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ... Hope grad with Ph.D. from Catholic University of America . . . former chief of staff for House majority leader Richard Armey, chief of staff for Peter Hoekstra, legislative director for Fred Upton, legislative assistant and press secretary for Paul Henry . . . worked with Gingrich on Contract with America . . . author of many papers and articles on various aspects of government . . . expertise on Congress, legislative process, the presidency, public policy, flat tax, faith-based initiatives, elections and more

James M. Penning (526-6232 or penn@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin Political Science Department since 1975 ... Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Kentucky... Dissertation was on Neighborhood Associations and Urban Planning . teaches courses in urban politics, American national politics, American state and local politics, American public policy, and public administration ... and expert on American state and local politics and on religion and politics ... City Commissioner, Kentwood, Michigan . co-author of Christian Political Action, Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective, and Evangelicalism: The Next Generation... member of the American, Midwest, Southern, and Western Political Science Associations

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ENGINEERING

Leonard De Rooy (526-6500 or lderooy@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1999 . . . is a 1985 Calvin graduate and was one of the first to graduate from Calvin's then-new major in engineering . . . has a master's from the University of Michigan . . . has been licensed as a professional engineer in the state of Michigan since 1990 and worked for 13 years as a structural engineer for URS Greiner in Grand Rapids . . . worked on Calvin's new De Vries Hall of Science while at Greiner . . . is an expert on building structure, building safety and designing buildings

Ned Nielsen (526-6440 or nnielsen@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin full-time faculty since 1994 (part-time in past years) . . . bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan . . . holds 14 U.S. patents . . . helped design electronic voting system used by the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church

Wayne Wentzheimer . . . member of Calvin engineering department since 1998 . . . first professor hired for Calvin's new major in chemical engineering . . . worked for 20 years for Arco Chemical Company where he was responsible for new processes in such areas as gasoline components, solvents and specialty chemicals . . . left as Chief Process Development Engineer . . . spent two years in the Army where he worked on ignition, combustion and chemistry of gun propellants . . . taught at Drexel University in Chemical Engineering . . . did his bachelor's degree there . . . has a Ph.D. from Penn

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Peggy Goetz (526-6283 or pgoetz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communications arts and sciences department since 1999 . . . a 1984 Calvin graduate with a major in biology . . . then did a master's in zoology at Ohio State . . . then studied Victorian literature, film and English as a Second Language while earning a second master's degree in English . . . finally did a Ph.D. at Michigan in linguistics and developmental psychology . . . is an expert on language development in children as well as English as a Second Language

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ENVIRONMENT (ALSO SEE ECOLOGY)

Henk Aay (526-7033 or aay@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of geology, geography and environmental studies since 1982 . . . has a Ph.D. from Clark . . . head of Calvin's Environmental Studies program . . . an expert in the history of geography, cultural ecology and the environment

Janel Curry (526-6648 or jcroper@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin geography department since 1996-97 . . . a Bethel College (MN) grad with master's and Ph.D. from Minnesota . . . an expert on contemporary agriculture and rural land use . . . also an expert on rural studies, natural resource policies, American Indians and geography of Nicaragua (has a book forthcoming called Nicaragua: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul) . . . member of the Association of American Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, the American Geographical Society

Kathi Groenendyk (526-6317 or kgroenen@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1998 . . . a Calvin grad with master's from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from Penn State . . . dissertation topic was "The use of landscape in the film adaptations of Jane Austen's novels" . . . has written on the use of landscape in movies . . . areas of expertise include environmental communication (groups such as Greenpeace, etc), environmental ethics and film

Randy VanDragt (526-6497 or vdra@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's biology department and also director of the school's 100-acre ecosystem (home to 35-45 species of breeding birds, a herd of whitetail deer, several species of amphibians and more) . . . works at AuSable Institute . . . expert on the environment who is closely connected to Calvin's new Environmental Science major and $200,000 Global Stewardship grant

William Katerberg (526-6394 or wkaterberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since fall 1999 . . . a 1988 Calvin graduate who did a master's at Notre Dame and a Ph.D. at Queens in Canada . . . an expert on Canadian history, Canadian and American politics, the history of immigration and ethnicity in North America and the history of environmentalism in the American west . . . will be starting a program at Calvin on the history and culture of the American west

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ETHICS

Hessel Bouma III (526-6401 or boum@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1978 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch . . . areas of expertise include biomedical ethics, human genetics and cell biology . . . also stem cell research, physician assisted suicide and cloning . . . author of Christian Faith, Health and Medical Practice . . . member of the American Scientific Association, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and American Society for Cell Biology

Mark Fackler . . . (526-6274 or mfackler@calvin.edu) member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1998 . . . has a Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on media ethics as well as religion, culture and media . . . came to Calvin after a long career at Wheaton College, Illinois . . . has written or edited many books, including Popular Religious Magazines of the United States -- a religious history of the United States told through the stories of popular religious publications - as well as Good News: Social Ethics and the Press; and Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning . . . also has assisted in the production of Bible products for all ages, including work on the Life Application Bible Commentary and The Quest Study Bible as well as Max Lucado's The Inspiration Study Bible and Tyndale House's The Family Resource Bible

Ruth Groenhout (526-6412 or rgroenho@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin philosophy department since 1996-97 . . . a Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . expert in applied and theoretical ethics, including medical ethics and business ethics . . . has presented papers on such topics as "Who Should Decide When Treatment Becomes Excessive" as well as "Arguments Against Abortion" and "Virtual Fatherhood: How New Medical Technologies are Changing Conceptions of Fatherhood"

David Hoekema (526-6750 or dhoekema@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's philosophy department since 1992 . . . Calvin grad with Princeton Ph.D. . . . served Calvin as an academic dean for six years . . . acting VP for Student Life in 1998-99 . . . recently wrote a book on campus rules and moral community . . . an expert in just war theory, art and cultural politics, Christian social teaching, ethical issues in higher education and contemporary test cases for democracy and human rights, including Russia and China

Bob Fortner (526-8533 or forr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of communication arts and sciences since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on censorship, including censorship on the Internet . . . also an expert in communication ethics, communication history and new technologies . . . has written The Global Metropolis and Public Diplomacy and International Politics . . . in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Among Educators

Gregory Mellema (526-6414 or mell@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin philosophy since 1975 . . . Calvin grad with an MBA from Michigan and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts . . . expertise in ethics, logic, business ethics and the philosophy of education . . . Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the World . . . member of the American Philosophical Association, Society for Christian Philosophers and Society for Business Ethics

Mark Fackler . . . (526-6274 or mfackler@calvin.edu) member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1998 . . . has a Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on media ethics as well as religion, culture and media . . . came to Calvin after a long career at Wheaton College, Illinois . . . has written or edited many books, including Popular Religious Magazines of the United States -- a religious history of the United States told through the stories of popular religious publications - as well as Good News: Social Ethics and the Press; and Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning . . . also has assisted in the production of Bible products for all ages, including work on the Life Application Bible Commentary and The Quest Study Bible as well as Max Lucado's The Inspiration Study Bible and Tyndale House's The Family Resource Bible

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EXERCISE

Julie Walton (526-6000 or jwalton@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education department since 1999 . . . came to Calvin from Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids where she was an exercise physiologist and a research coordinator in the HeartReach Program, an initiative for the prevention of heart disease . . . a graduate of Colorado State University with a masters in exercise physiology from Ball State and a Ph.D. in exercise phys from Maryland . . . author of a number of articles on exercise physiology and health education . . . a past president of the Greater Grand Rapids division of the American Heart Association . . . a member of the American College of Sports Medicine who is certified as an Exercise Specialist through ACSM . . . teaches nutrition and exercise physiology . . . oversees the Calvin Human Performance Lab . . . is chair of the Calvin Healthy Habits Wellness Program for faculty and staff

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EYE

John Ubels (526-6219 or jubels@calvin.edu) . . . professor of biology at Calvin since fall 1995 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State who did dissertation on the toxicity of oxygen to the retina . . . has taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School . . . expertise in physiology and pathology of the cornea and lacrinal gland as well as vitamin A metabolism . . . has over 50 articles and book chapters in bio-medical literature . . . has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 1980 . . . has an NIH grant now to study dry eye syndrome

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FAMILY DYNAMICS

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style

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FEMINISM (SEE ALSO GENDER)

Amy Patterson . . . (526-6234 or apatters@calvin.edu) . . . received her B.A. in political science and international studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her Ph.D. in political science and African Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington . . . from 1989-1991, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal . . . Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of rural associations in promoting democracy and development in Senegal . . . research interests include gender and development, African democratization and development, and the politics of AIDS in Africa . . . has received several grants for research in rural Senegal and she has presented her work at many academic conferences . . . has published in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, The Redistribution of Authority (edited volume), PS: Political Science and Politics, and USA Today Magazine . . . has written on the impact of AIDS orphans on the future of African democracy in HIV/AIDS and the African Child (forthcoming)

Stephanie Sandberg (526-6713 or ssanberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin CAS department since 1996 . . . a graduate of Westmont and UC-Sanata Barbara . . . did her dissertation on Yeats and the mixture of theatre and religion . . . is working on a book on "Bearing Witness: Having Faith in the Theatre" . . . areas of expertise include religion and the arts, theatre history, directing, Irish theatre, feminist theatre and contemporary theatre

Helen Sterk (526-6322 or hsterk@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin's third holder of the William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-In-Residence at Calvin College . . . a Calvin graduate who came to Calvin from Marquette . . . did her Ph.D. at Iowa with a dissertation on the rhetoric of Silhouette romance novels . . . specialty is the study of rhetoric, with a special emphasis on women's voices and gender issues in public discourse . . . an archive she has developed, housed at Marquette, is called The Birthing Project . . . it includes transcripts of more than 100 interviews with women whose stories represent a variety of experiences, ethnic groups, socio-economic classes and birthplaces describing their experiences of birthing . . . working on a new kind of communication theory, one that is based on "care rather than power"

Calvin also has a group which meets regularly called Calvin Students for Christian Feminism. Open to men and women the group discusses issues related to Christian feminism, plans events and tries to take a pro-active role in life on Calvin's campus. The group's mentor is Calvin College professor of religion Christiana VanHouten

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FOLKTALES

Gary Schmidt (526-6540 or schg@calvin.edu) . . . member of English department since 1985 . . . has Ph.D. from Illinois at Urbana Champaign . . . an expert on children's literature who has written widely about children's literature and written his own children's and young adolescent fiction and non-fiction . . . has written on authors Robert Lawson and Katherine Paterson as part of Twayne's United States Authors series . . . an expert on North American folktales

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Irene Konyndyk (526-6366 or ikony@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of French, German and Dutch at Calvin since 1977 . . . a Calvin grad with a master's in French from Michigan State . . . areas of expertise include foreign language learning and learning disabilities, as well as foreign language pedagogy .. has developed a multisensory French program at Calvin, for students who struggle to learn a foreign language

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FOSTER CARE

Stephene Diepstra (526-6489 or sdiepstr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's social work department since 1999 . . . Calvin grad with master's in social work from Michigan . . . working on Ph.D. at MSU . . . is a foster and adoptive parent herself with expertise in adoption and foster care as well as family preservation and child and family therapy

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FRANCE

Irene Konyndyk (526-6366 or ikony@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of French, German and Dutch at Calvin since 1977 . . . a Calvin grad with a master's in French from Michigan State . . . areas of expertise include foreign language learning and learning disabilities, as well as foreign language pedagogy .. has developed a multisensory French program at Calvin, for students who struggle to learn a foreign language

Leslie Mathews (526-6357 or lmathews@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin French department since 1984 . . . Calvin grad with master's from Michigan State . . . teaches French for the Professions as well as all levels of French courses . . . expertise in translation and business French . . . member of the American Translators Association . . . Habitat for Humanity board member

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FUNDAMENTALISM

Joel Carpenter (526-6102 or jcarpent@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin provost since summer 1996 . . . a Calvin grad with doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins . . . prior to Calvin was director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and then director of the grantmaking program in Religion at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, where his duties included support for research and programs in Africa . . . author of critically acclaimed Revive Us Again which is a history of American religious fundamentalism from the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial to the rise of Billy Graham ... also author of a new book (fall 2004) on The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West and the World.

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GENDER

Michelle Loyd-Paige (526-6239 or lopa@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin sociology and social work department since 1985 . . . teaches courses on diversity and inequity in North American society as well as everyday racism . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Purdue who did her dissertation on achievement and self-esteem among African-American adults in Muskegon . . . is the current chair of the Grand Rapids Urban League . . . also an ordained minister in the Church of the Living God

Amy Patterson . . . (526-6234 or apatters@calvin.edu) . . . received her B.A. in political science and international studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her Ph.D. in political science and African Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington . . . from 1989-1991, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal . . . Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of rural associations in promoting democracy and development in Senegal . . . research interests include gender and development, African democratization and development, and the politics of AIDS in Africa . . . has received several grants for research in rural Senegal and she has presented her work at many academic conferences . . . has published in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, The Redistribution of Authority (edited volume), PS: Political Science and Politics, and USA Today Magazine . . . has written on the impact of AIDS orphans on the future of African democracy in HIV/AIDS and the African Child (forthcoming)

Helen Sterk (526-6322 or hsterk@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin's third holder of the William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-In-Residence at Calvin College . . . a Calvin graduate who came to Calvin from Marquette . . . did her Ph.D. at Iowa with a dissertation on the rhetoric of Silhouette romance novels . . . specialty is the study of rhetoric, with a special emphasis on women's voices and gender issues in public discourse . . . an archive she has developed, housed at Marquette, is called The Birthing Project . . . it includes transcripts of more than 100 interviews with women whose stories represent a variety of experiences, ethnic groups, socio-economic classes and birthplaces describing their experiences of birthing . . . working on a new kind of communication theory, one that is based on "care rather than power"

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GEOGRAPHY

Janel Curry (526-6648 or jcroper@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin geography department since 1996-97 . . . a Bethel College (MN) grad with master's and Ph.D. from Minnesota . . . an expert on contemporary agriculture and rural land use . . . also an expert on rural studies, natural resource policies, American Indians and geography of Nicaragua (has a book forthcoming called Nicaragua: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul) . . . member of the Association of American Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, the American Geographical Society

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GERMANY

Wallace Bratt (975-2738 or br_w@calvin.edu) . . . retired after serving as a member of Calvin German department since 1958 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan . . . an expert on Eastern Germany . . . Calvin's teacher of the year for 1993-94 school year

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

Barb Carvill (526-6365 or carv@calvin.edu) . . . member of German department since 1978 . . . educated at such places as Freiburg, Sorbonne, Hamburg, Northwestern and Toronto . . . Fulbright honoree . . . an expert on all things German

James Lamse (526-6364 or lamj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin German department since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan . . . runs work exchange programs annually with German students . . . an expert on Germany and German literature

Frank Roberts (526-6551 or 526-6476 or robefr@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of Calvin faculty since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Vanderbilt . . . expert in church history as well as military history (particularly World War II) and German history, including the Jewish experience in Europe

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GRAMMAR

James VandenBosch (526-6592 or vand@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English faculty since 1983 . . . Calvin grad with master's from Chicago . . . expert in grammar, style and usage . . . has worked as consultant to print media, looking at all three areas of grammar, style and usage

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GRAND RAPIDS

James Bratt (526-6198 or jbratt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with master's and Ph.D. from Yale . . . did dissertation on Dutch Calvinism in modern America . . . expertise in U.S. cultural and religious history as well as immigration and ethnicity . . . has written Dutch Calvinism in Modern American, Viewpoints: Exploring the Reformed Tradition and Gathered at the River: Grand Rapids and Its People of Faith . . . member of the American Society of Church History

Randall Jelks (526-6186 or rjleks@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1990 . . . has a B.A. from the University of Michigan in history and a master's of divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary (he is an ordained clergy person in the Presbyterian Church USA) . . . completed his Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University . . . research and writing interests include American Religious Cultural and Civil Rights History . . . is working on "Race, Respectability and the Struggle for Democracy: A study of the Afro-American Community of Grand Rapids, 1870-1954" . . . also has responsibilities at Calvin as director of academic multicultural affairs . . . lectures frequently on topics such as "A Christian Response to a Racially Polarized America" and "The Role of Calvin College in the Age of Multiculturalism"

Evert VanDerHeide (526-6099 or evheide@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1982 . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Wayne State . . . on the Economic Development Commission for the City of Kentwood . . . has expertise on the local economy, including a model of the local economy that can be used for impact studies . . . current work is on population density shifts over the decades in the Grand Rapids area . . . also has expertise in macroeconomics, forecasting and quality systems . . . spent a month in Indonesia in the summer of 1998 to observe that country's economic crisis

Also, Calvin's archivist is a former archivist for the city of Grand Rapids and is an expert on both the history of Grand Rapids and the history of Calvin College. Contact Richard Harms at 526-6916 or rharms@calvin.edu

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HALLOWEEN

Ronald A.Wells (526-6084 or well@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1969 . . . Ph.D. from Boston . . . author of Conflict and Christianity in Northern Ireland . . . this summer worked on People Behind the Peace, dealing with the peace process in Northern Ireland and the common folk who made it happen . . . has made many extended visits to Belfast . . . an expert on the history of Halloween, including its Celtic origins . . . also an expert on Northern Ireland and war and peace in American history

Richard Plantinga (526-6316 or plar@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin religion department since 1990 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from McMaster University . . . an expert on modern religious thought as well as the history and theory of religious studies . . . has been used as a media expert on Wicca and other religious aspects of Halloween in connection with his teaching of world religions . . . member of the American Academy of Religion and the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

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HEALTH (MENTAL)

Mary Molenwyk Doornbos (526-6268 or door@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's nursing department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Wayne State University . . . expert on family health, chronic mental illness and psychiatric nursing

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HEALTH (PHYSICAL)

Deb Bakker (526-6222 or dbakker@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education faculty since fall 1995 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Indiana . . . dissertation was on religious practices and high risk behavior of athletes and non-athletes, a study she did at the seven MIAA schools (Alma, Adrian, Albion, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo and Olivet)

Ralph Honderd (526-6020 or hond@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's physical education department since 1966 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . did his dissertation on wellness and is an expert on that subject as well as physical fitness, nutrition and stress management

Glen VanAndel (526-6039 or vdel@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's physical education department since 1980 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Indiana . . . an expert on leisure and sports as well as therapeutic recreation . . . advisor to Calvin's rec majors

Mary Molenwyk Doornbos (526-6268 or door@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's nursing department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Wayne State University . . . expert on family health, chronic mental illness and psychiatric nursing

Julie Walton (526-6000 or jwalton@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education department since 1999 . . . came to Calvin from Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids where she was an exercise physiologist and a research coordinator in the HeartReach Program, an initiative for the prevention of heart disease . . . a graduate of Colorado State University with a masters in exercise physiology from Ball State and a Ph.D. in exercise phys from Maryland . . . author of a number of articles on exercise physiology and health education . . . a past president of the Greater Grand Rapids division of the American Heart Association . . . a member of the American College of Sports Medicine who is certified as an Exercise Specialist through ACSM . . . teaches nutrition and exercise physiology . . . oversees the Calvin Human Performance Lab . . . is chair of the Calvin Healthy Habits Wellness Program for faculty and staff

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HEALTH (STUDENT)

Nancy Ver Merris (526-6678 or nvermerr@calvin.edu) . . . is a master's prepared nurse practitioner with a certificate (specialty) in women's Health . . . beginning her sixth year as Director of Health Services at Calvin . . . expertise in
student health education (campus tobacco reduction efforts, alcohol and other drug education, sex education and unwanted pregnancy reduction) . . . also expertise in infectious disease prevention (personal immunizations and travel health) and
mental health issues (depression, anxiety, eating disorders)

HEART DISEASE

Julie Walton (526-6000 or jwalton@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education department since 1999 . . . came to Calvin from Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids where she was an exercise physiologist and a research coordinator in the HeartReach Program, an initiative for the prevention of heart disease . . . a graduate of Colorado State University with a masters in exercise physiology from Ball State and a Ph.D. in exercise phys from Maryland . . . author of a number of articles on exercise physiology and health education . . . a past president of the Greater Grand Rapids division of the American Heart Association . . . a member of the American College of Sports Medicine who is certified as an Exercise Specialist through ACSM . . . teaches nutrition and exercise physiology . . . oversees the Calvin Human Performance Lab . . . is chair of the Calvin Healthy Habits Wellness Program for faculty and staff

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HISTORY

James Bratt (526-6198 or jbratt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with master's and Ph.D. from Yale . . . did dissertation on Dutch Calvinism in modern America . . . expertise in U.S. cultural and religious history as well as immigration and ethnicity . . . has written Dutch Calvinism in Modern American, Viewpoints: Exploring the Reformed Tradition and Gathered at the River: Grand Rapids and Its People of Faith . . . member of the American Society of Church History

Joel Carpenter (526-6102 or jcarpent@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin provost since summer 1996 . . . a Calvin grad with doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins . . . prior to Calvin was director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and then director of the grantmaking program in Religion at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, where his duties included support for research and programs in Africa . . . author of critically acclaimed Revive Us Again which is a history of American religious fundamentalism from the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial to the rise of Billy Graham ... also author of a new book (fall 2004) on The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West and the World.

William Katerberg (526-6394 or wkaterberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since fall 1999 . . . a 1988 Calvin graduate who did a master's at Notre Dame and a Ph.D. at Queens in Canada . . . an expert on Canadian history, Canadian and American politics, the history of immigration and ethnicity in North America and the history of environmentalism in the American west . . . will be starting a program at Calvin on the history and culture of the American west

Frank Roberts (949-1695 or robefr@calvin.edu) . . . retired after serving as a member of Calvin faculty since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Vanderbilt . . . expert in church history as well as military history (particularly World War II) and German history, including the Jewish experience in Europe

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HOLOCAUST

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

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HOSPITALS & HEALTH CARE

Scott VanderLinde (526-6477 or vdls@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's economics and business department since 1985 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . did dissertation on traditional and institutional characteristics of physician location in devising a model of physician labor supply . . . is a widely quoted expert on the economics of health care . . . working on a book called Health Economics for Health Care Professionals . . . has given lectures on the Clinton health care plan, the U.S. health care system and the Canadian health care system

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IMMUNOLOGY

Joy Bonnema (526-6496 or jbonnema@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1997 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from the Mayo Graduate School in Minnesota . . expertise in immunology . . . did dissertation on killer T cells . . . working on the effect of environmental toxins on the immune system . . . also working with David De Heer (see below) on his artificial joint research

David DeHeer (526-6083 or dehe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin biology department since 1985 . . . Ph.D. from Arizona . . . expertise in immunology as well as cell biology . . . worked for 13 years at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California . . . has written some 75 research publications . . . is the director of research for the Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program . . . member of the American Association of Immunologists as well as the British Society for Immunology and the American Society for Experimental Pathology

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INTERNET

Joel Adams (526-8562 or adams@calvin.edu) . . . computer science professor at Calvin since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Pittsburgh . . . areas of expertise include super computing (he is the director of the Ohm Project at ohm.calvin.edu) . . . also expertise in programming languages, object-oriented programming, operating systems, computer networking, distributed systems, computer/network risks and reliability, and fault-tolerant computing . . . has written books on C++ and Java . . . Fulbright senior scholar to Mauritius in 1998-99

Jeremy D. Frens (526-8666 or dfrens@calvin.edu) . . . computer science professor at Calvin since 2000 . . . Ph.D. from Indiana University in parallel computing . . . areas of expertise include programming languages, functional programming, object-oriented programming, parallel programming, computer graphics, Internet and Web programming... side interests in Extreme Programming, Linux, and open source software

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV, WZZM TV and WOOD radio

Calvin's Information technology department also can be of assistance to members of the media. Vice President Henry DeVries has been a frequent resource for local, state and national media, speaking on everything from Y2K to e-mail viruses. Contact him at 616-526-6148 or hdevries@calvin.edu

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IRELAND

Stephanie Sanberg (526-6713 or ssanberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin CAS department since 1996 . . . a graduate of Westmont and UC-Sanata Barbara . . . did her dissertation on Yeats and the mixture of theatre and religion . . . is working on a book on "Bearing Witness: Having Faith in the Theatre" . . . areas of expertise include religion and the arts, theatre history, directing, Irish theatre, feminist theatre and contemporary theatre

Ron Wells (526-6084 or well@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1969 . . . Ph.D. from Boston . . . author of Conflict and Christianity in Northern Ireland . . . wrote People Behind the Peace, dealing with the peace process in Northern Ireland and the common folk who made it happen . . . has made many extended visits to Belfast . . . an expert on the history of Halloween, including its Celtic origins . . . also an expert on Northern Ireland and war and peace in American history

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JAPAN

Larry Herzberg (526-6363 or herz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's faculty since 1984 . . . master's and Ph.D. work at Indiana . . . an expert on Japanese and Chinese language, culture and history . . . has visited China five times and was in that country during the Tiananmen Square rebellions . . . has thrice visited Japan . . . speaks Chinese and Japanese fluently . . . married to a Chinese journalist

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JUDAISM

Daniel C. Harlow (957-6538 or dharlow@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty from 1994-1996 and since 1999 . . . bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University and master of divinity from Princeton . . . M. A. and Ph.D. degrees from Notre Dame . . . U. S. Fulbright scholar to Israel . . . former editor of biblical studies at Eerdmans Publishing . . . a specialist in New Testament, early Judaism, and early Christianity . . . has expertise in Dead Sea Scrolls, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, apocalypticism, Gnosticism, and Jewish-Christian relations

Frank Roberts (949-1695 or robefr@calvin.edu) . . . retired after serving as a member of Calvin faculty since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Vanderbilt . . . expert in church history as well as military history (particularly World War II) and German history, including the Jewish experience in Europe

Frans VanLiere (526-6535 or fvliere@calvin.edu) . . . member of the history department since 1998 . . . has written books and articles on a diverse range of topics, including the Biblical books of Samuel and Kings, using national newspapers in the college classroom, whether the medieval church was corrupt and Roman Catholic church architecture and church furnishings . . . areas of expertise include the medieval age, the history of the papacy and Jewish-Christian relations

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Irene Konyndyk (526-6366 or ikony@calvin.edu) . . . a professor of French, German and Dutch at Calvin since 1977 . . . a Calvin grad with a master's in French from Michigan State . . . areas of expertise include foreign language learning and learning disabilities, as well as foreign language pedagogy .. has developed a multisensory French program at Calvin, for students who struggle to learn a foreign language

Peggy Goetz (526-6283 or pgoetz@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communications arts and sciences department since 1999 . . . a 1984 Calvin graduate with a major in biology . . . then did a master's in zoology at Ohio State . . . then studied Victorian literature, film and English as a Second Language while earning a second master's degree in English . . . finally did a Ph.D. at Michigan in linguistics and developmental psychology . . . is an expert on language development in children as well as English as a Second Language

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LATIN AMERICA

Daniel Miller (526-6196 or mill@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1982 . . . Ph.D. from North Carolina . . . an expert in Latin America history (including a book called Coming of Age: Protestantism in Contemporary Latin America) as well as the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction . . . has traveled extensively in Latin America and is a member of the Latin American Studies Association

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LECTURE SERIES

Calvin College each year has a celebration of ideas called The January Series. For three weeks each January the Calvin College Fine Arts Center Auditorium is home to lectures on a wide variety of topics. As of late the Series also has included education outside the realm of the spoken word, including drama and music. The January Series, under director June Hamersma (526-6629 or hamj@calvin.edu) has been honored numerous times with the Silver Bowl Award as the best college lecture series in the nation

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LITERATURE

W. Dale Brown (526-6468 or brow@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English department since 1987 . . . Ph.D. from the University of Missouri . . . did dissertation on Frederick Buechner . . . was a minister for 10 years before coming to Calvin . . . an expert in contemporary Southern fiction as well as Frederick Buechner and religion and literature . . . has a book called Of Fiction and Faith that is interviews with contemporary American writers . . . directs Calvin's prestigious Festival of Faith & Writing which brough John Updike to campus in 1998 and Maya Angelou in 2000 . . . does a talk called "what should Christians be reading?"

John Netland (526-6570 or netj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from UCLA . . . expertise in British and Victorian literature . . . member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Gary Schmidt (526-6540 or schg@calvin.edu) . . . member of English department since 1985 . . . has Ph.D. from Illinois at Urbana Champaign . . . an expert on children's literature who has written widely about children's literature and written his own children's and young adolescent fiction and non-fiction . . . has written on authors Robert Lawson and Katherine Paterson as part of Twayne's United States Authors series . . . an expert on North American folktales

John Timmerman (526-6560 or timm@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin English department since 1977 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Ohio . . . expert on modern literature and American literature and especially the work of John Steinbeck . . . won the Burkhardt Award in 1993 for Outstanding Contribution to Steinbeck Criticism and the Pruis Award in 1989 for Outstanding Steinbeck Teacher/Scholar of the Year . . . has written several novels including a trilogy on a mythical "fourth wiseman" who missed the trip by the magi to see Jesus, but whose life was intertwined with Christ's thereafter . . . also has written much short fiction and poetry and has done countless book reviews

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MARRIAGE

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style as well as the discipline of spanking

Randall Wolthuis (526-6123 or rwolthuis@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Broene Counseling Center at Calvin College in the summer of 2000 . . . is a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan, a master's in counseling psychology from MSU and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from MSU . . . worked at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services for 11 years prior to joining Calvin . . . is a licensed marriage counselor who has expertise in marriage enrichment . . . also an expert on eating disorders and he does many presentations on eating disorders and its detection and treatment

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MATHEMATICS

James Bradley (526-7104 or braj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin math department since 1986 . . . Ph.D. from Rochester . . . spent 18 months at the State Department in 2000 and 2001 as part of a prestigious national fellowship program, working in a branch of the State Department responsible for negotiating all of the U.S. arms control treaties and for verifying other countries' compliance . . . worked on missile defense, understanding Russian thinking about militarization and verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, among other projects . . . also has expertise in statistical analysis and ethical issues in computing . . . has taught a course at Calvin called Perspectives on Computing . . . has co-authored two textbooks which include chapters on the social and ethical aspects of computing . . . is a member of several math and computer science organizations, including Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility . . . has been used as an expert by many local and national media, including the Grand Rapids Press, USA Today and the local NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates

Michael Stob (526-7114 or stob@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin math department since 1979 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Chicago . . . expert on mathematical logic as well as systems that learn (author of a book on the latter subject) . . . member of Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematical Society and Association for Symbolic Logic

Gerard Venema (526-6402 or venema@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin math department since 1979 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Utah . . . was on leave from Calvin between 1998 and 2000 and worked for the National Science Foundation as Program Director for Topology, Geometry, and Foundations . . . in that capacity developed expertise in government funding of scientific research . . . also is the Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly, the official publication of the Mathematical Association of America . . . member of the American Mathematical Society and several other organizations

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MEDIA

Bob Fortner (526-8533 or forr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin department of communication arts and sciences since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . an expert on censorship, including censorship on the Internet . . . also an expert in communication ethics, communication history and new technologies . . . has written The Global Metropolis and Public Diplomacy and International Politics . . . in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Among Educators

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1982 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois with dissertation on advertising history . . . expert on the media, especially media and religion . . . author of many books including How to Win Your Kids Back from the Media . . . has been interviewed by national and local TV, radio and print media

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MIDDLE AGES

Frans Van Liere (526-6535 or fvliere@calvin.edu) . . . member of the history department since 1998 . . . has written books and articles on a diverse range of topics, including the Biblical books of Samuel and Kings, using national newspapers in the college classroom, whether the medieval church was corrupt and Roman Catholic church architecture and church furnishings . . . areas of expertise include the medieval age, the history of the papacy and Jewish-Christian relations

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THE MIDDLE EAST

Bert deVries (526-6273 or dvrb@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1967 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. at Brandeis University . . . an expert on current middle east events and history, including modern Palestiniana, Jordanian and Israeli politics as well as the peace process and the environment

Doug Howard (526-6197 or dhoward@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1988 . . . has Ph.D. from Indiana . . . taught Turkish language while a grad student at Indiana . . . expert in the history of the middle east who is currently editor of a professional journal called the Turkish Studies Association Bulletin . . . also a member of the Middle East Studies Association

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MISSILE DEFENSE

James Bradley (526-7104 or braj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin math department since 1986 . . . Ph.D. from Rochester . . . spent 18 months at the State Department in 2000 and 2001 as part of a prestigious national fellowship program, working in a branch of the State Department responsible for negotiating all of the U.S. arms control treaties and for verifying other countries' compliance . . . worked on missile defense, understanding Russian thinking about militarization and verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, among other projects . . . also has expertise in statistical analysis and ethical issues in computing . . . has taught a course at Calvin called Perspectives on Computing . . . has co-authored two textbooks which include chapters on the social and ethical aspects of computing . . . is a member of several math and computer science organizations, including Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility . . . has been used as an expert by many local and national media, including the Grand Rapids Press, USA Today and the local NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates

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MISSIONARIES

Daniel Bays (526-6394 or dbays@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 2000 when he came to Calvin as the fourth William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar . . . was chair of the history department at the University of Kansas where he served since 1971 . . . a graduate of Stanford with a Ph.D. from Michigan . . . for the last decade has directed projects on the history of Christianity in China . . . wrote Christianity in China and has a new book called The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home . . . is an expert on Chinese culture as well as Chinese Christianity

MOVIES

Roy Anker (526-6530 or anker@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin English department since 1989 . . . a Hope grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . has written extensively about the movies and done litrerally hundreds of movie reviews . . . does a presentation called Finding God in the Movies . . . has written such articles as Classics for Couples (good film viewing for married couples), Lost in Videoland (surviving the video store) and Sorting Out the Good from the Bad (an essay on film for kids)

Carl Plantinga (526-8664 or cplantin@calvin.edu) . . . professor in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department . . . Ph.D. in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison . . . expert in documentary film and television, the history of American and world cinema, film theory, and the relationship between media and culture . . . recent books include "Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film" and "Passionate Views: Film,Cognition, and Emotion" . . . also is a film/video maker currently working on a documentary about the Inner City Christian Federation

Bill Romanowski (526-8527 or romw@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences faculty since 1988 . . . has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green in American Culture Studies . . . dissertation was entitled Rock 'n Religion: a Socio-cultural Analysis of the Contemporary Christian Music Industry . . . an expert on rock music, pop culture, Christian contemporary music and youth culture and American film . . . recently published Pop Culture Wars, which looks at the roles of film, TV and music in society and how religion has interacted with those media

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MULTICULTURALISM

Rhae-Ann Booker (526-6748 or rbooker@calvin.edu) . . . Calvin's director of pre-college programs . . . a Calvin grad who works with Calvin's student life department and initiates programs on campus to enhance multicultural education . . . directs Calvin's summer Entrada program (for ethnic minority high school students)

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MUSIC

David Fuentes (526-6569 or dfuentes@calvin.edu) . . . came to Calvin in the fall of 1998 from Berklee College . . . a composer and theorist who earned a master's in composition at Iowa and a Ph.D. in music at Brandeis . . . has composed for piano, full orchestra, string quartets and more . . . significant work with computer-aided composition

Ken Hefner (526-6064 or kheffner@calvin.edu) . . . has been Calvin's director of student activities since fall 1993 . . . is responsible for bringing entertainment--comedy, films, music--to Calvin's campus . . . an expert on alternative and college rock as well as other genres, including folk, jazz and blues . . . helps publish a publication at Calvin called The Undercurrent - devoted to college and alternative music, film, TV, etc

Bill Romanowski (526-8527 or romw@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences faculty since 1988 . . . has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green in American Culture Studies . . . dissertation was entitled Rock 'n Religion: a Socio-cultural Analysis of the Contemporary Christian Music Industry . . . an expert on rock music, pop culture, Christian contemporary music and youth culture and American film . . . recently published Pop Culture Wars, which looks at the roles of film, TV and music in society and how religion has interacted with those media

Charsie Randolph Sawyer (526-6823 or csawyer@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin music department since 1997 . . . has doctoral degree from Michigan . . . an expert in vocal performance who performs regularly throughout the nation . . . also has expertise in the music of African Americans and the music of women composers

Pearl Shangkuan (526-6519 or pshangku@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin music department since 1998 . . . doctoral degree of musical arts in Choral Conducting from Rutgers . . . hired by Calvin to be a professor of music, conduct the Calvin Alumni Choir and conduct the Calvin College Oratorio Society - the first such appointment in Calvin

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NAZIS

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

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NETHERLANDS

Martin Bakker (942-8056 or bakk@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after a 17-year career as a member of the Calvin Germanic languages . . . native of the Netherlands who emigrated to South Africa at age 15 and completed both high school and college there . . . studied at the University of Pretoria, majoring in English and Afrikaans with Ph.D. from the Open University in Heerlen, The Netherlands . . . holds educational certificates in both the Netherlands and South Africa and taught in the Netherlands and South Africa for 23 years prior to coming to Calvin . . . has lived in the U.S. since 1981 . . . an expert on Dutch poetry . . . has translated a dozen books, including children's books

James Bratt (526-6198 or jbratt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Yale . . . expert in history, religion and culture of Dutch Americans . . . an expert on Dutch theologian, politician and journalist Abraham Kuyper . . . also an expert on local (West Michigan) religion as a result of his book (with Press reporter Chris Meehan) titled Gathered At the River

Herman de Vries (526-6804 or hermdevr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin Germanic Languages department since 1997 . . . did master's and Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati . . . dissertation was on the German Psalms . . . an expert on the Dutch language and especially the influence of English on the Dutch language

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NICARAGUA

Janel Curry-Roper (526-6648 or jcroper@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin geography department since 1996-97 . . . a Bethel College (MN) grad with master's and Ph.D. from Minnesota . . . an expert on contemporary agriculture and rural land use . . . also an expert on rural studies, natural resource policies, American Indians and geography of Nicaragua (has a book forthcoming called Nicaragua: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul) . . . member of the Association of American Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, the American Geographical Society

Roland Hoksbergen (526-6369 or hoksro@calvin.edu) . . . member of economics and business since 1989 . . . spent two years (1995-97) working for a World Relief Committee in Nicaragua . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . dissertation was on economic development . . . speaks fluent spanish and is an expert on Latin American economic development, including the role of the church

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Ron Wells (526-6084 or well@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1969 . . . Ph.D. from Boston . . . author of Conflict and Christianity in Northern Ireland . . . this summer worked on People Behind the Peace, dealing with the peace process in Northern Ireland and the common folk who made it happen . . . has made many extended visits to Belfast . . . an expert on the history of Halloween, including its Celtic origins . . . also an expert on Northern Ireland and war and peace in American history

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NURSING

Mary Molenwyk Doornbos (526-6268 or door@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's nursing department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Wayne State University . . . expert on family health, chronic mental illness and psychiatric nursing . . . worked in the summer of 2001 to write the new curriculum for the new Calvin Nursing Program

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NUTRITION

Larry Louters (526-6493 or lout@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin chemistry department since 1984 . . . Ph.D. from Iowa . . . teaches general chemistry and biochemistry, two areas in which he has expertise . . . also has expertise in nutrition and exercise science . . . member of the American College of Sports Medicine

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OFF CAMPUS STUDY

Calvin has any off-campus study programs including Interim classes (a three-week term in January during which students take just one class) as well as semester-long programs in such countries as Britain, China, France, Ghana, Honduras, Hungary and Spain. For more info on Calvin's programs, or off-campus study in general, contact Ellen B. Monsma at 526-6551 or emonsma@calvin.edu

Frank Roberts at 526-6551 or robefr@calvin.edu

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OLYMPICS

Ken Bratt (526-6296 or br_k@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin classics department since 1977 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Princeton . . . an expert in the ancient Olympics (especially as contrasted with the modern games in terms of athletic and cultural aspects) . . . also an expert in archeology and architecture as well as Greek and Roman literature, language and art . . . has traveled to modern Greece, Turkey and Italy . . . was a visiting professor in Athens

Brian Diemer (526-6176) . . . Calvin cross country coach since 1986 . . . also a distance coach for the men's and women's track and field teams . . . a Grand Rapids native who prepped at South Christian before going on to star at Michigan in the steeplechase . . . a bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympic games who then went on to make the Olympic team in both 1988 and 1992

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OPERA

Carl Kaiser (949-3146 or ckaiser@calvin.edu) . . . retired in spring 1999 . . . member of Calvin's music department since 1977 . . . an expert in voice and opera who is an accomplished vocalist and frequent singer in not only West Michigan concerts, but nationwide events . . . a former member of Who's Who in Opera . . . expertise in voice, voice pedagogy, opera and music appreciation

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OPTHAMOLOGY

John Ubels (526-6219 or jubels@calvin.edu) . . . professor of biology at Calvin since fall 1995 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State who did dissertation on the toxicity of oxygen to the retina . . . has taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School . . . expertise in physiology and pathology of the cornea and lacrinal gland as well as vitamin A metabolism . . . has over 50 articles and book chapters in bio-medical literature . . . has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 1980 . . . has an NIH grant now to study dry eye syndrome

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PALEONTOLOGY

Ralph Stearley (526-6370 or rstearle@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin geology, geography and environmental studies faculty since 1992 . . . Ph.D. from Michigan with dissertation on fossil history, systematics and evolution of Pacific trouts and salmon . . . expert on general paleontology, fossil history and relationship of Christianity to evolutionary thought

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PAPACY

Frans VanLiere (526-6535 or fvliere@calvin.edu) . . . member of the history department since 1998 . . . has written books and articles on a diverse range of topics, including the Biblical books of Samuel and Kings, using national newspapers in the college classroom, whether the medieval church was corrupt and Roman Catholic church architecture and church furnishings . . . areas of expertise include the medieval age, the history of the papacy and Jewish-Christian relations

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PARENTING

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style

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PHARMACOLOGY

Richard Nyhof (526-6347 or nyhr@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's biology department since 1983 . . . a Hope grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . teaches courses in comparative physiology and has expertise in human and animal physiology as well as pharmacology -- the study of how drugs work

Jennifer VanAntwerp (526-8581 or jjvanant@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's chemical engineering department since 1999 . . . shares a position in chemical engineering with her husband, Jeremy . . . a graduate of MSU with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Illinois . . . an expert on the pharmaceutical industry and drug research

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PHILOSOPHY

Kelly Clark (526-6421 or kclark@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Notre Dame . . . author of several books and many articles on philosophy of religion and philosophical theology . . . edited Philosophers Who Believe and When Faith Is Not Enough

Gregory Mellema (526-6414 or mell@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin philosophy since 1975 . . . Calvin grad with an MBA from Michigan and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts . . . expertise in ethics, logic, business ethics and the philosophy of education . . . Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the World . . . member of the American Philosophical Assoc, Society for Christian Philosophers, Society for Business Ethics

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PHYSICS

James Jadrich . . . (526-6409 or jjadrich@calvin.edu) . . . received his B.S. in physics from California State, University of Fresno and his Ph.D. in physics from The University of California, Davis . . . from 1994-1995 he was the Education Program Leader at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and from 1996-1997 he taught science in Australia. . . Research interests include scientific problem solving skills and scientific process (inquiry) skills, science curriculum development, and student misconceptions and alternative frameworks in science . . . has received several grants and awards for research and curriculum development form the National Science Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Independent Colleges Office, and The Council of Independent Colleges . . . has published in The Journal of College Science Teaching, The Journal of Chemical Education, The Physics Teacher, The American Journal of Physics, and the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, and has edited The World Book Encyclopedia of Science . . . has written on the interface and the integration of science education and the Christian faith.

Steven Steenwyk (526-8542 or ssteen@calvin.edu) . . . member of the physics department since 1988 after working in industrial research and development at AT&T Bell Laboratories . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State

David VanBaak (526-6275 or dvanbaak@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physics department since 1980 . . . Calvin grad with master's and Ph.D. from Harvard . . . grew up in Japan . . . expert on lasers, optics and energy . . . member of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and American Scientific Affiliation

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PLASTICS

Jeremy VanAntwerp (526-8582 or jva@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's chemical engineering department since 1999 . . . shares a positon with his wife, Jennifer . . . a graduate of MSU with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Illinois . . . has done research in manufacturing control systems, especially in the making of polymers and papers . . . is an expert on high-tech manufacturing as well as plastics and paper

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POLITICS

Robert DeVries (526-6230 or rdevries@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Michigan . . . did his dissertation on nuclear non-proliferation treaty . . . an expert in international politics, American foreign policy, arms control and human rights . . . member of West Michigan World Affairs Council

Doug Koopman (526-6706 or dkoopman@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin political science department since fall 1995 . . . on leave for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ... Hope grad with Ph.D. from Catholic University of America . . . former chief of staff for House majority leader Richard Armey, chief of staff for Peter Hoekstra, legislative director for Fred Upton, legislative assistant and press secretary for Paul Henry . . . worked with Gingrich on Contract with America . . . author of many papers and articles on various aspects of government . . . expertise on Congress, legislative process, the presidency, public policy, flat tax, faith-based initiatives, elections and more

Garth E. Pauley (526-6294 or gpauley@calvin.edu) . . . member of communiation arts and sciences department . . . a Trinity University graduate with mster's from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from Penn State . . . dissertation was on The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights Rhetoric: Discourse on Race from Roosevelt to Nixon . . . that dissertation will be published in book form in 2001 . . . has written articles in The Journal of Black Studies on W.E.B. Du Bois, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs on Harry Truman's Civil Rights speeches and in the Quarterly Journal of Speech on John Lewis's Address the March on Washington . . . areas of expertise include civil rights, presidential rhetoric, political communication and debates, mass media and politics

James M. Penning (526-6232 or penn@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin Political Science Department since 1975 ... Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Kentucky... Dissertation was on Neighborhood Associations and Urban Planning . teaches courses in urban politics, American national politics, American state and local politics, American public policy, and public administration ... and expert on American state and local politics and on religion and politics ... City Commissioner, Kentwood, Michigan . co-author of Christian Political Action, Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective, and Evangelicalism: The Next Generation... member of the American, Midwest, Southern, and Western Political Science Associations

Corwin Smidt (526-6233 or smid@calvin.edu)... Member of Calvin’s political science department since 1977…director of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics… Ph.D. from Iowa with dissertation on Changing Patterns of Political Party Identification in the United States…has expertise in national electoral politics as well as state and local politics, including election result analysis…also a foremost expert in contemporary evangelical religious and political life with four books (Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy, Evangelicalism: The Next Generation; Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective; and Contemporary Evangelical Political Involvement) as well as many book chapters on religious activism and political involvement…has been quoted in many national media, including the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, WOOD-TV, and WZZM-TV

William Stevenson (526-6235 or stew@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's political science department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Virginia . . . an expert on the politics of John Calvin as well as drug policy and enforcement and "just war" theories . . . wrote Christian Love and Just War as well as Sovereign Grace: The Place and Significance of Christian Freedom in John Calvin's Political Thought (Oxford University Press)

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POLLUTION

Darla McCarthy . . . became a member of Calvin's chemistry department in the summer of 2000 . . . a 1991 Calvin graduate who has a Ph.D. from Colorado in biochemistry . . . is doing postdoctoral research for the USDA . . . her doctoral dissertation was on the role of bacteria in the degradation of the soil pollutant PCP . . . is an expert on soil pollution, toxins, plants, agriculture and the environment

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POP CULTURE

Bill Romanowski (526-8527 or romw@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences faculty since 1988 . . . has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green in American Culture Studies . . . dissertation was entitled Rock 'n Religion: a Socio-cultural Analysis of the Contemporary Christian Music Industry . . . an expert on rock music, pop culture, Christian contemporary music and youth culture and American film . . . recently published Pop Culture Wars, which looks at the roles of film, TV and music in society and how religion has interacted with those media

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PSYCHOLOGY

John Brink (526-6627 or brnk@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1974 . . . a Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Purdue . . . member of the American Psychological Association . . . expert on self-esteem and self-perception as well as physical attractiveness and discrimination

Laura DeHaan (526-8689 or ldehaan@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 2001-2002 . . . a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Science . . . an expert on how children cope with various forms of stress, including divorce, hospitalization, death of a parent, war, and normal childhood fears .also an expert on how poverty impacts child development and family functioning .also an expert on adolescent alcohol use, particularly in rural environments

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe (526-6227 or mgunnoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1996-97 . . . a Hope grad with a Ph.D. from Virginia in developmental psychology . . . an expert on the adjustment of children in various family settings, including non-divorced and divorced . . . included in that expertise is knowledge of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children . . . an expert on non-custodial parents . . . also an expert on parental religiosity and parenting style as well as the discipline of spanking

Wayne Joosse (526-6221 or jooswa@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1972 . . . a Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . an expert on Christian psychology as well as self-esteem and self-image . . . has a book out on Christian self-image and is working on a new book on self-esteem and pop culture

Randall Wolthuis (526-6123 or rwolthuis@calvin.edu) . . . joined the Broene Counseling Center at Calvin College in the summer of 2000 . . . is a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan, a master's in counseling psychology from MSU and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from MSU . . . worked at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services for 11 years prior to joining Calvin . . . is a licensed marriage counselor who has expertise in marriage enrichment . . . also an expert on eating disorders and he does many presentations on eating disorders and its detection and treatment

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PROPAGANDA

Randy Bytwerk (526-6286 or bytw at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Northwestern . . . expert in Nazi persuasion and propaganda . . . runs a website called the German Propaganda Archive (see http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa) and was used as an expert on the subject by The History Channel . . . expertise in debate (and debate analysis), public speaking, persuasion and propaganda and group communication . . . has been quoted by numerous local and national media, including debate analysis, comments on the Michigan militia and more

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RACE

Michelle Loyd-Paige (526-6239 or lopa@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin sociology and social work department since 1985 . . . teaches courses on diversity and inequity in North American society as well as everyday racism . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Purdue who did her dissertation on achievement and self-esteem among African-American adults in Muskegon . . . is the current chair of the Grand Rapids Urban League . . . also an ordained minister in the Church of the Living God

Garth E. Pauley (526-6294 or gpauley@calvin.edu) . . . member of communiation arts and sciences department . . . a Trinity University graduate with mster's from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from Penn State . . . dissertation was on The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights Rhetoric: Discourse on Race from Roosevelt to Nixon . . . that dissertation will be published in book form in 2001 . . . has written articles in The Journal of Black Studies on W.E.B. Du Bois, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs on Harry Truman's Civil Rights speeches and in the Quarterly Journal of Speech on John Lewis's Address the March on Washington . . . areas of expertise include civil rights, presidential rhetoric, political communication and debates, mass media and politics

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READING

Arden Post (526-6204 or apost@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education faculty since 1985 . . . Calvin grad with a doctoral degree in education from Cincinnati . . . an expertise in family literacy, emergent and early literacy, parent/school relationships, balanced literacy, children's favorite books, diagnosing reading disabilities

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RECREATION

Don DeGraaf (526-6225 or ddegraaf@calvin.edu) . is a member of Calvin's Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sports (HPERDS) department since 1998 . . . Ph.D. fromr the University of Oregon . . . has been a Peace Corps Volunteer and worked in a number of youth serving organizations in Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Philippines, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong . . . co-authored four textbooks on leisure, programming for parks recreation and camp leadership . . . has published over 50 articles and book chapters on a variety of camping, environmental and management concerns and has also done over 75 presentations and workshops in the areas of leadership and management at a number of international, national and state level conferences . . . a member of National Recreation and Park Association, World Leisure and Recreation Association and on the board of Hosteling International

Glen VanAndel (526-6039 or vdel@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's physical education department since 1980 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Indiana . . . an expert on leisure and sports as well as therapeutic recreation . . . advisor to Calvin's rec majors . . . teaches most of Calvin's recreation courses including program planning, theory and philosophy of leisure and Christian perspectives on work and vocation . . . wrote Therapeutic Recreation: A Practical Approach . . . member of National Recreation and Park Association, American Therapeutic Recreation Association and National Therapeutic Recreation Society

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RECYCLING (ALSO SEE POLLUTION)

John Tiemstra (526-6192 or tmst@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin economics and business department since 1975 . . . Ph.D. from MIT . . . did an extensive research project recently on the economics of recycling . . . dissertation on Protest Through Market Action . . . served as a visiting professor in South Africa in summer 1992 . . . an expert on deregulation (and government regulation of business) . . . author of numerous articles on economics and an expert on Christianity and economics . . . used to do local radio show on economics . . . also has been used as an expert by several local TV stations and various print media . . . listed in Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in Finance and Industry as well as Who's Who in America

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RELIGION

James Bratt (526-6198 or jbratt@calvin.edu) . . .member of Calvin history department since 1987 . . . Calvin grad with master's and Ph.D. from Yale . . . did dissertation on Dutch Calvinism in modern America . . . expertise in U.S. cultural and religious history as well as immigration and ethnicity . . . has written Dutch Calvinism in Modern American, Viewpoints: Exploring the Reformed Tradition and Gathered at the River: Grand Rapids and Its People of Faith . . . member of the American Society of Church History

Daniel C. Harlow (957-6538 or dharlow@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin faculty from 1994-1996 and since 1999 . . . bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University and master of divinity from Princeton . . . M. A. and Ph.D. degrees from Notre Dame . . . U. S. Fulbright scholar to Israel . . . former editor of biblical studies at Eerdmans Publishing . . . a specialist in New Testament, early Judaism, and early Christianity . . . has expertise in Dead Sea Scrolls, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, apocalypticism, Gnosticism, and Jewish-Christian relations

Won Lee (526-6323 or wlee@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin religion and theology department since 1996-97 . . . a graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea with divinity degree from Princeton and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School . . . expert on the Old Testament, including exegesis and hermeneutics, theology, text criticism, history of Israel, prophets and languages

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .working on a book tentatively titled Cyberfaith . . . expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV, WZZM TV and WOOD radio

Richard Plantinga (526-6316 or plar@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin religion department since 1990 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from McMaster University . . . an expert on world religions, new religions and modern religious thought as well as the history and theory of religious studies . . . has been used as a media expert on Wicca and other religious aspects of Halloween in connection with his teaching of world religions . . . member of the American Academy of Religion

John Schneider (526-6323 or schn@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin religion department since 1986 . . . has a master's from Fuller Seminary and a Ph.D. from Cambridge . . . wrote a book called "Godly Materialism: Rethinking Money and Possessions" in 1994 . . . also has expertise in Lakota religion and spirituality, basic Christian theology and Reformation theology

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REPUBLICAN PARTY

Doug Koopman (526-6706 or dkoopman@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin political science department since fall 1995 . . . on leave for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ... Hope grad with Ph.D. from Catholic University of America . . . former chief of staff for House majority leader Richard Armey, chief of staff for Peter Hoekstra, legislative director for Fred Upton, legislative assistant and press secretary for Paul Henry . . . worked with Gingrich on Contract with America . . . author of many papers and articles on various aspects of government . . . expertise on Congress, legislative process, the presidency, public policy, flat tax, faith-based initiatives, elections and more

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RUSSIA

Edward Ericson Jr. (526-6140 or eric@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of Calvin English department from 1977-2003 . . . Ph.D. from Arkansas . . . has devoted much of his career to a study of the work of Solzhenitsyn . . . author of numerous books, including several on Solzhenitsyn . . . expertise in Russian literature, including Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky who has taught courses on Russian literature and Russia and the Soviet mind

Calvin's also has a cooperative or "sister" relationship with the Russian-Peoples Friendship University in Moscow. Calvin's faculty also make regular visits to Moscow where they lecture and observe. Calvin also has a close relationship with Russian-American Christian University in Moscow where the president, Dr. John Bernbaum, is a Calvin alum. Each year a Calvin scholarship brings a Russian student to Calvin from the RACU. Please call Phil de Haan, director of media relations at Calvin, for more information on Calvin's many Russian connections

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SCIENCE EDUCATION

James Jadrich . . . (526-6409 or jjadrich@calvin.edu) . . . received his B.S. in physics from California State, University of Fresno and his Ph.D. in physics from The University of California, Davis . . . from 1994-1995 he was the Education Program Leader at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and from 1996-1997 he taught science in Australia. . . Research interests include scientific problem solving skills and scientific process (inquiry) skills, science curriculum development, and student misconceptions and alternative frameworks in science . . . has received several grants and awards for research and curriculum development form the National Science Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Independent Colleges Office, and The Council of Independent Colleges . . . has published in The Journal of College Science Teaching, The Journal of Chemical Education, The Physics Teacher, The American Journal of Physics, and the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, and has edited The World Book Encyclopedia of Science . . . has written on the interface and the integration of science education and the Christian faith

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SELF ESTEEM

Wayne Joosse (526-6221 or jooswa@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin psychology department since 1972 . . . a Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State . . . an expert on Christian psychology as well as self-esteem and self-image . . . has a book out on Christian self-image and is working on a new book on self-esteem and pop culture

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SMOKING

Julie Walton (526-6000 or jwalton@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin physical education department since 1999 . . . came to Calvin from Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids where she was an exercise physiologist and a research coordinator in the HeartReach Program, an initiative for the prevention of heart disease . . . a graduate of Colorado State University with a masters in exercise physiology from Ball State and a Ph.D. in exercise phys from Maryland . . . author of a number of articles on exercise physiology and health education . . . a past president of the Greater Grand Rapids division of the American Heart Association . . . a member of the American College of Sports Medicine who is certified as an Exercise Specialist through ACSM . . . teaches nutrition and exercise physiology . . . oversees the Calvin Human Performance Lab . . . is chair of the Calvin Healthy Habits Wellness Program for faculty and staff

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SOCIAL WORK

Peter DeJong (526-6238 or djon@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin sociology and social work department since 1969 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from Western Michigan and a master's in social work from Michigan State . . . author of several books including one presently in press called How to Build Solutions with Clients . . . member of the National Association of Social Workers

Cheryl Brandsen (526-8538 or brac@calvin.edu) a Calvin grad with a master's in social work from Michigan and a Ph.D. at MSU . . . teaches the social gerontology course at Calvin . . . has a grant from the Hartford Foundation that works toward integrating gerontological content into social work education . . . her Ph.D. dissertation is an analysis of long-term care in the U.S. through the lens of a public ethic of care . . . her areas of expertise include aging, death, end-of-life care . . . teaches a course at Calvin on death and dying . . . currently chairing the Social Work Task Group of the Michigan Partnership for End-of-Life Care

Henry Holstege (954-7029 or hols@calvin.edu) . . . now retired . . . had been a member of Calvin sociology department since 1957 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. dissertation on race relations . . . member of the National Council on Aging and American Society on Aging . . . expert on caring for aging parents and the policy aspects of aging, including social security . . . recently received a state of Michigan grant to set up an agency on aging needs . . . co-author of The Christian Guide to Parent Care and Growing Older in America (both books) as well as numerous articles on aging . . . has been used by many media outlets, local and national, as an expert on aging and problems of the old

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SOLZHENITSYN

Edward Ericson Jr. (526-6140 or eric@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after serving as a member of Calvin English department from 1977-2003 . . . Ph.D. from Arkansas . . . has devoted much of his career to a study of the work of Solzhenitsyn . . . author of numerous books, including several on Solzhenitsyn

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SOUTH AFRICA

Martin Bakker (942-8056 or bakk@calvin.edu) . . . now retired after a 17-year career as a member of the Calvin Germanic languages . . . native of the Netherlands who emigrated to South Africa at age 15 and completed both high school and college there . . . studied at the University of Pretoria, majoring in English and Afrikaans with Ph.D. from the Open University in Heerlen, The Netherlands . . . holds educational certificates in both the Netherlands and South Africa and taught in the Netherlands and South Africa for 23 years prior to coming to Calvin . . . has lived in the U.S. since 1981 . . . an expert on Dutch poetry . . . has translated a dozen books, including children's books, from Dutch and English into Afrikaans

William VanVugt (526-6008or wvanvugt@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's history department who is an expert on British history and immigration . . . has examined the relationships between Britain and the United States for much of his career, dating back to five years of Ph.D. work in the 1980s at the London School of Economics . . . wrote "From Britain to America" which is a history of British immigration to the U.S. . . . also contributed a chapter on Britain to a book called "A Nation of Peoples," which is a sourcebook on America's multicultural heritage and includes chapters on 27 ethnic groups . . . also organized a conference in South Africa on racial reconciliation and then edited a book that came out of that conference called "Race and Reconciliation in South Africa"

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STATISTICS

James Bradley (526-7104 or braj@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin math department since 1986 . . . Ph.D. from Rochester . . . spent 18 months at the State Department in 2000 and 2001 as part of a prestigious national fellowship program, working in a branch of the State Department responsible for negotiating all of the U.S. arms control treaties and for verifying other countries' compliance . . . worked on missile defense, understanding Russian thinking about militarization and verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, among other projects . . . also has expertise in statistical analysis and ethical issues in computing . . . has taught a course at Calvin called Perspectives on Computing . . . has co-authored two textbooks which include chapters on the social and ethical aspects of computing . . . is a member of several math and computer science organizations, including Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility . . . has been used as an expert by many local and national media, including the Grand Rapids Press, USA Today and the local NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates

Allen Shoemaker (526-8536 or shoe@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin psychology department off and on since 1977 (continuously since 1988) . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Illinois . . . dissertation was on self-esteem in children . . . expertise in statistics and research design as well as psychological tests and measures . . . did a sabbatical at the World Health Organization, studying low birth weight infants in different countries

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STEINBECK

John Timmerman (526-6560 or timm@calvin.edu) . . . member of the Calvin English department since 1977 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Ohio . . . expert on modern literature and American literature and especially the work of John Steinbeck . . . won the Burkhardt Award in 1993 for Outstanding Contribution to Steinbeck Criticism and the Pruis Award in 1989 for Outstanding Steinbeck Teacher/Scholar of the Year . . . has written several novels and much short fiction and poetry as well as many book reviews for publications including the Grand Rapids Press, Christianity and Literature, The Banner and Christianity Today

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STUDENT LIFE

Calvin has a talented and diverse student life staff, including a vice president for student life, a college chaplain, a dean of student life, a dean of residence life, adult resident directors in each dorm and student residence assistants on each floor of each dorm. Please contact Phil de Haan, director of media relations at Calvin, at 616.957.6475 for help connecting with Calvin's student life experts.

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TAXES (SEE ALSO ACCOUNTING)

Doug Koopman (526-6706 or dkoopman@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin political science department since fall 1995 . . . on leave for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ... Hope grad with Ph.D. from Catholic University of America . . . former chief of staff for House majority leader Richard Armey, chief of staff for Peter Hoekstra, legislative director for Fred Upton, legislative assistant and press secretary for Paul Henry . . . worked with Gingrich on Contract with America . . . author of many papers and articles on various aspects of government . . . expertise on Congress, legislative process, the presidency, public policy, flat tax, faith-based initiatives, elections and more

Calvin also runs a program each winter through its Service-Learning Center in which Calvin accounting majors and business students help senior citizens and other prepare their tax returns

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TELEVISION

Quentin Schultze (526-6290 or schu at calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1983 . . . Ph.D. from Illinois . . . books include Redeeming Television and Winning Your Kids Back from the Media . . .expert in electronic media, specifically radio and TV but also computers and the Internet . . . has been quoted in many national media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Today Show and CBS radio as well as many local media, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Advance, WOOD TV and WOOD radio

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TERM LIMITS

James M. Penning (526-6232 or penn@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin Political Science Department since 1975 ... Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Kentucky... Dissertation was on Neighborhood Associations and Urban Planning . teaches courses in urban politics, American national politics, American state and local politics, American public policy, and public administration ... and expert on American state and local politics and on religion and politics ... wrote a book chapter on term limits ... City Commissioner, Kentwood, Michigan . co-author of Christian Political Action, Sojourners in the Wilderness: The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective, and Evangelicalism: The Next Generation... member of the American, Midwest, Southern, and Western Political Science Associations

THEATER

Debra Freeberg (526-7011 or freede@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin communication arts and sciences department since 1991 . . . Ph.D. from Pittsburgh with dissertation on Olof Molander directs Strinberg . . . teaches oral rhetoric, acting and intro to theatre . . . also an expert on Swedish theatre who counts Sweden as one of her hobbies and had a sabbatical there in 1997-98 . . . member of the Drama League, Dramatist Guild and National Association of Female Executives

Stephanie Sanberg (526-6713 or ssanberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin CAS department since 1996 . . . a graduate of Westmont and UC-Sanata Barbara . . . did her dissertation on Yeats and the mixture of theatre and religion . . . is working on a book on "Bearing Witness: Having Faith in the Theatre" . . . areas of expertise include religion and the arts, theatre history, directing, Irish theatre, feminist theatre and contemporary theatre

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VITAMIN A

John Ubels (526-6219 or jubels@calvin.edu) . . . professor of biology at Calvin since fall 1995 . . . Calvin grad with Ph.D. from Michigan State who did dissertation on the toxicity of oxygen to the retina . . . has taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School . . . expertise in physiology and pathology of the cornea and lacrinal gland as well as vitamin A metabolism and mechanisms of action . . . has over 50 articles and book chapters in bio-medical literature

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WAR (AND PEACE)

David Hoekema (526-6750 or dhoekema@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's philosophy department since 1992 . . . Calvin grad with Princeton Ph.D. . . . served Calvin as an academic dean for six years . . . acting VP for Student Life in 1998-99 . . . recently wrote a book on campus rules and moral community . . . an expert in just war theory, art and cultural politics, Christian social teaching, ethical issues in higher education and contemporary test cases for democracy and human rights, including Russia and China

Ron Wells (526-6084 or well@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin history department since 1969 . . . Ph.D. from Boston . . . author of Conflict and Christianity in Northern Ireland . . . this summer worked on People Behind the Peace, dealing with the peace process in Northern Ireland and the common folk who made it happen . . . has made many extended visits to Belfast . . . an expert on the history of Halloween, including its Celtic origins . . . also an expert on Northern Ireland and war and peace in American history

William Stevenson (526-6235 or stew@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's political science department since 1989 . . . Ph.D. from Virginia . . . an expert on the politics of John Calvin as well as drug policy and enforcement and "just war" theories . . . wrote Christian Love and Just War as well as Sovereign Grace: The Place and Significance of Christian Freedom in John Calvin's Political Thought (Oxford University Press)

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WELFARE

Beryl Hugen (526-6716 or bhugen@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin social work department since 1996-97 . . . Calvin grad (sociology) with master's in social work from Western Michigan and Ph.D. from Kansas in social welfare . . . has been a psychiatric social worker and a professor of social work and sociology . . . has written about welfare history, welfare dependency, the poor and child care needs assessment

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WITCHCRAFT

Richard Plantinga (526-6316 or plar@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin religion department since 1990 . . . Calvin grad with a Ph.D. from McMaster University . . . an expert on world religions, new religions and modern religious thought as well as the history and theory of religious studies . . . has been used as a media expert on Wicca and other religious aspects of Halloween in connection with his teaching of world religions . . . member of the American Academy of Religion and the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

Todd Vanden Berg (526-6705 or tvdberg@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin sociology department since 1996-97 . . . Calvin sociology grad with master's and Ph.D. in anthropology from SUNY-Buffalo . . . research interests include indigenous religious systems and resettlement/development anthropology . . . teaching interests include magic, witchcraft and sorcery as well as anthropology of religion

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WORK

Lee Hardy (526-6417 or lhardy@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's philosophy department since 1981 . . . Ph.D. from Duquesne . . . has written extensively on work and vocation as well as Christians and work . . . expertise in philosophy of labor . . . also an expert on the history of modern philosophy . . . member of the American Philosophical Association as well as the Society of Christian Philosophers

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WORSHIP

John Witvliet (526-6806 or jwitvlie@calvin.edu) . . . joined Calvin in 1997 as director of the newly formed Calvin Institute of Christian Worship . . . a Calvin grad with a master's degree in theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, a master's degree in choral music at the University of Illinois, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in worship and theology at the University of Notre Dame . . . . also has experience as a congregational worship leader, musician, researcher and writer . . . expert on Calvin's theories on worship . . . under his leadership the Institute provide courses on worship at both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary . . . also develops library resources to support the scholarly study of worship and to provide practical worship resources for local congregations . . . sponsors scholarly conferences, publishes volumes of research on worship-related topics and hosts guest lectures and artists

Robert Keeley (526-6816 or rkeeley@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin education department since fall 1997 . . . Calvin grad with Ph. D. from University of Denver . . . did graduate work in Educational Psychology, specializing in working with gifted children . . . 20 years of middle and high school teaching experience in NJ, Colorado and Michigan . . . author of two Precalculus textbooks as well as articles on Math education . . . with he wife he has written and published a number of Christmas plays for children . . . as associate of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and an expert on Bible instruction and ministry to children

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WRITING

Dean Ward (526-6139 or ward@calvin.edu) . . . member of Calvin's English department since 1987 . . . Ph.D. from Virginia . . . an expert on writing across the curriculum who has a textbook upcoming on that subject . . . administrates Calvin's writing program

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If there is an area of expertise for which you are searching and it is not listed in this guide, please call Phil de Haan. There may be part-time Calvin faculty members who are not listed in this book, but are willing to act as a resource for the media. There are also Calvin retirees with significant expertise who may not be included in this guide, but will work with the media as a resource person. Finally, there are many Calvin alumni in West Michigan and across the country who have significant expertise across a wide range of subjects. The Calvin Media Relations Office will do all it can to make your search a productive one.

For more information about any of Calvin's experts, contact Phil de Haan, director of media relations.