Dr. David T. Koyzis
Professor of Political Science
Agents of Change
Dr. David Koyzis loves everything about the study of politics from parliaments and prime ministers to bureaucracies. "However, what I love the most is mentoring students for future leadership roles." David teaches a variety of Political Science courses at Redeemer with a specialty in political ideologies. His book Political Visions and Illusions (InterVarsity Press, 2003) was written after years of teaching his first year Political Science courses.
Dr. Koyzis has always grappled with the Bible's commands to do justice, especially to those who are most vulnerable. As a young person, he was deeply convicted by Isaiah 1:17, "Cease to do evil, learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow." He believes that education and justice are an integral part of the Christian experience.
"Redeemer doesn't just train students, it educates them…students view themselves, not as consumers of a product, but as participants in a great conversation that has been going on for two millennia.”
With internships opportunities in the Toronto-Hamilton area and a chance to study at the Laurentian Leadership Centre by Parliament Hill in Ottawa, David believes Redeemer alumni gain the valuable exposure and practical experience necessary to be agents of change.
“We've had some extraordinary students come through the department who are now making a difference in government, academics, labour relations and other fields," he notes.
When he's not teaching, Dr. Koyzis enjoys working on his next book, reading everything from history to poetry, and composing music. He is also a connoisseur of bow ties. For more information, visit his Faculty Profile.