Wonderfully talented and devoted
scholars, both veterans and those newly rising, are joining us at Calvin
in fall 2006. We offer them a hearty Calvin College welcome!
Carolyn Anderson, Chemistry
Carolyn comes to us from Pomona College, where she is serving
as a Dreyfus post-doctoral fellow. She is a graduate of the University
of Michigan and she earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of
California at Irvine. Her research in organic chemistry uses synthetic
organometallic chemistry to understand some basic aspects of chemical
bonding. Carolyn is an eager advocate and participant in teaching via
undergraduate research, and she loves classroom teaching as well. She
came to faith in Christ recently she says, while in graduate school, where
she evidently ran into a cadre of Christians. Carolyn's heritage is another
kind of Reformed—Reform Judaism.
Jack Bosscher, Student Academic Services–mathematics
Jack is a master teacher with 34 years of experience teaching
in local Christian high schools. He is a 1971 graduate of Calvin College,
holds a Calvin master's degree in special education, and an M.A. in English
from Michigan State. Jack has taught a wide range of subjects in high
school, ranging from English to Algebra to Earth Science, and he has been
teaching both mathematics and writing this year for the Student Academic
Services (SAS) program. He and SAS decided to make developmental mathematics
teaching his specialty.
Mark Christner, HPERDS
Mark continues as the Assistant Coach for the Calvin men's basketball team and the Head Coach for the men's JV basketball team. For three years, he was an Assistant Coach for Calvin women's basketball. Mark has an MA in Physical Education from Western Michigan University, and taught social studies and religion at both Creston Christian and Holy Spirit School. Mark is a member of Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids.
Jack DuMez, Student Academic Services
Jack is a Dordt College graduate who has done a remarkable variety
of things since finishing his M.A. in English at Marquette University.
He has been an Adirondack trail guide, a campus minister for a boys school,
a high school English teacher, a lay ministry leader in a congregation,
and a music composer, concert tour manager and promoter, and a recording
producer. He also taught writing this past year at both Calvin and Hope.
Todd Farley, Communication arts and sciences
Todd is completing a Ph.D. degree in theology and culture at
Fuller Theological Seminary, in southern California, where he has been
living and working for 22 years. He is the head of Mimeistry College of
Ministering Arts, an arts conservatory for training mimes (and other ministers).
Todd has performed and taught in many places, around the world. He studied
"physical theatre" at the Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame
de Paris, with Marcel Marceau.
Mary Hulst, Communication arts and sciences
Mary is known to many in the Calvin community from her years as pastor of Eastern Avenue CRC. In that position, she felt the Lord leading her to further academic work. She is currently writing a dissertation on the intersection of preaching and virtue, through the graduate communications program at the University of Illinois. Mary has extensive teaching and preaching experience, and has written frequently for church publications.
Young Richard Kim, history
completed a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the area of late classical history; his dissertation was titled "The Imagined Worlds of Epiphanius of Cyprus." Young has an MA in Latin, and, in addition to teaching history courses during his graduate career, he has been a Latin instructor. Young was born in Minneapolis, grew up in California and did his undergraduate work at UCLA. He currently attends Cornerstone CRC in Ann Arbor.
Christopher Moseley, mathematics
Chris comes to Calvin from the United States Military Academy,
at West Point, NY, where he is a Davis postdoctoral teaching fellow. Prior
to that, he taught for one year at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.
Chris is a graduate of Houghton College, after which he worked as an engineer
for the Lockheed Martin Corporation for ten years, designing and testing
the topside and AEGIS weapons systems of Ticonderoga class cruisers for
the U.S. Navy. Then he enrolled in the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, where he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics. His research interests
are both in pure mathematics (differential geometry), and in applied mathematics
(control of quantum systems).
Corey Roberts, German
Corey is a graduate of Calvin who earned a Ph.D. in Germanic
studies at the University of Indiana. He also spent a research year at
the Freie Universitat in Berlin. He has been teaching German for the past
two years at Northern Illinois University. Corey's research interest is
the emergence of literary aesthetics in early modern Europe, with a focus
on the role played by the pietist movement.
Carol Rossman, Nursing
Carol has a broad array of clinical experience in the care of children and adolescents, primarily at Mott Children's Hospital and Hurley Medical Center. Most recently she was a nursing professor at the University of Michigan-Flint. Mary will be moving to Grand Rapids from Davison, Michigan, where she is member of South Baptist Church of Flint.
Patric Spence, Communication arts and sciences
Patrick is currently teaching at Western Kentucky University.
He has also taught part-time for Ferris State Unveristy, and has been
a research assistant in public policy and social research at Michigan
State, at Wayne State, and at the University of Michigan. He has published
a variety of articles, including some dealing with the problems of public
communication in times of crisis. He has also engaged in a variety of
consulting efforts with business corporations. His Ph.D. dissertation
in communications at Wayne State University was on organizations' ethical
climates and the issue of whistle-blowing.
Timothy Steele, Music (deferred one year)
Tim comes to Calvin from Covenant College, near Chattanooga, where
he has taught for the past nine years, and will teach for one more year
before coming here. Tim also taught for seven years at Palm Beach Atlantic
University. He is a music history scholar who studied at Temple University
as an undergraduate and for his master's degree, and who earned his Ph.D.
in music history and theory from the University of Chicago. Tim is an
expert on Psalm motets, from late medieval and early modern Europe, and
he has published in this area.
Chad Tatko, Chemistry
Chad comes to us from the University of Pennsylvania, where
he is compelting a postdoctoral research project in the School of Medicine.
He is a graduate of Wheaton College and he earned his Ph.D. degree in
chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research
has been on aspects of protein folding in peptides, and he has several
publications in that area already. He looks forward to gaining more understanding
of how his faith engages his work in the lab and in the classroom.
Stephan Thamban, Physics and astronomy
Stephen completed his undergraduate and master's degrees at Madras Christian College in India and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas. His recent teaching experience has been at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, where he attends Faith Presbyterian Church.
Benita Wolters-Fredlund, Music
Benita's field of teaching and scholarship is musicology, with
a special interest in the history of folk music traditions and the communities
that sustain them. Her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Toronto
was on the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, a remarkable institution of the
early twentieth century. She has published several articles on this and
other subjects in Canadian music. Benita also studied at the University
of British Columbia (M.A.) and is a graduate of Redeemer University College,
where she has just finished a short-term teaching assignment.