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About the Provost

Claudia D. Beverlsuis, ProvostDr. Claudia DeVries Beversluis is the provost of Calvin College, a position she assumed in 2006. Provost Beversluis began her tenure at Calvin in 1990, first as a faculty member in the Psychology Department and later as dean for instruction. A native of Chicago, Provost Beversluis received her masters in clinical psychology in 1981 and her Ph.D. in 1983 from Loyola University. Prior to Calvin, she served as a minister of congregational life and as a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. Her teaching and research have been in brain and behavior, identity development, gender and sexuality, adolescents and worship, and community engagement. She is a co‑editor of the book Community and Connection: Service Learning and Christian Higher Education, and frequently gives lectures and workshops on higher education.

Academic Affairs Division

provost
Claudia D. Beversluis, Ph.D. (Loyola), professor of psychology

academic deans

academic dean for the division of arts, languages, and education
Mark F. Williams, Ph.D. (Illinois), professor of classical languages
academic dean for the division of natural sciences and mathematics
Stanley L. Haan, Ph.D. (Colorado), professor of physics
academic dean for the division of social sciences and contextual disciplines
Cheryl Kreykes Brandsen, Ph.D. (Michigan State), professor of social work
dean for multicultural affairs
Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, Ph.D. (Purdue), professor of sociology
dean for institutional effectiveness
Michael J. Stob, Ph.D. (Chicago), professor of mathematics
dean for research and scholarship
Matthew S. Walhout, Ph.D. (Maryland), professor of physics
registrar and director of academic services
Thomas L. Steenwyk, M.A. (Michigan State)

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