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Faculty: Chad Engbers

Chad EngbersChad Engbers, Associate Professor, English


Office: CFAC 280 (directions)


Educational Background

Professor Engbers graduated from Calvin College in 1993 with a degree in English. He went on to earn a master of arts in English Reformation and Renaissance literature from The Catholic University of America in 1995. He returned to Calvin to teach in the English department in 2001, and two years later received his Ph.D in English literature from The Catholic University of America.

Academic Interests

  • Literature of the English Renaissance and Reformation
  • Mikhail Bakhtin
  • C.G. Jung

Recent Activities

Professor Engbers recently traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to present a Jungian reading of Renaissance penitential poetry at a conference. He has published an article on integrating faith and learning in the world literature classroom in a collection of essays from Abilene Christian University Press, The Word in the English Classroom: Best Practices of Faith Integration. Professor Engbers serves as webmaster for the English department.


  • Playing guitar and mandolin
  • Losing at chess
  • Running
  • Playing with his son

Favorite Books

  • King Lear by Shakespeare
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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