We believe that character development happens in the classroom as much as outside of it. Our faculty teach, mentor and disciple students through learning. The integration of faith and cross-discipline exploration in the classroom challenges students to examine and rediscover everything they learn in light of their deepest beliefs.

Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Morgan Braganza

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. (2020), Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University.Dissertation Topic: Improving Encounters with... Read More

Dr. Timothy Epp

Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences
Ph.D. (1999), Anthropology, York University; Dissertation: People First: Voicing Disability,... Read More

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd

Professor of Social Work, Chair of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Director of Faculty Mentoring
Ph.D. (2003), Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University; Dissertation: Secular and Religious... Read More

Art

Prof. Phil Irish

Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A. (2012), Visual Art, York University; Thesis: Makeshift; B.A. (1995), University of Guelph

Biology

Dr. David Hoekman

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Ecology, The Graduate School at the University; of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, May 2008.;... Read More

Dr. Joel Klinck

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. (2012), Biology, McMaster University; Dissertation: Cadmium and Calcium Transport Along the... Read More

Ron van der Heiden

Lab Instructor

part-time

Dr. Gary Chiang

Professor Emeritus of Biology
Ph.D. (1983), University of Toronto; M.Sc. (1977), University of Toronto; B.Sc. (1975), University... Read More

Business

Dr. Vahagn Asatryan

Associate Professor of Business
Ph.D. (2006), Management & Marketing, Foodservice & Lodging, Iowa State University;... Read More

Prof. Laurie Busuttil

Associate Professor and Chair, Business Program
M.B.A. (2011), McMaster University; M.T.S. (McMaster University, 2017); CPM

Prof. Susan J. Van Weelden

Professor of Business, Dean of Social Sciences
CPA, CMA (1990); M.B.A. (1988), Accounting, McMaster University

part-time

Heidi DeVries

Instructor

part-time

Letitia Fluit

Adjunct Faculty

part-time

Peter Karsten

Instructor

part-time

Jordan Kuyvenhoven

Adjunct Faculty
B.A. (2002), Business, Redeemer University College; CPA, CA (2004)

part-time

Jonathan Wellum

Instructor

Chemistry and Environmental Studies

Dr. Edward Berkelaar

Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Chair of the Departments of Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Geography
Ph.D. (2000), Ecotoxicology, University of Guelph; Dissertation: Accumulation of cadmium by durum... Read More

Dr. Darren Brouwer

Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. (2003), Chemistry, University of British Columbia; Dissertation: Location, Disorder, and... Read More

Roger Luckham

Lab Instructor

part-time

Mark Buma

Instructor of Geography and Environmental Studies

part-time

Dr. Eric Windhorst

Instructor of Geography and Environmental Studies
BSc (Biology/Chemistry); MA (Theology); MA (Geography); PhD (Social & Cultural Health Studies)

Education

Dr. Christina Belcher

Professor of Education, Chair of the Department of Education, OCT
Ph.D. (2012), Monash University; Thesis: Worldview in Christian higher education: A... Read More

Dr. Terry Loerts

Associate Professor of Education, Practicum Supervisor
Ph.D. (2014), Curriculum Studies with a focus on literacy. Western University. Faculty of... Read More

Dr. Sean Schat

Assistant Professor of Education
Ph. D. (2019). Cognition and Learning – Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.; M. Ed.... Read More

Dr. Phil Teeuwsen

Associate Professor of Education, (OCT), Director of Teacher Education
Ph.D. (2016), Educational Studies, Brock University; Thesis Title: Understanding the Intersection... Read More

English

Prof. Emeritus Hugh Cook

Professor Emeritus of English
M.F.A. (1987), Creative Writing, The Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa. Thesis: Cracked;... Read More

Dr. Karen Dieleman

Dean of Humanities  , Professor of English
Ph.D. (2006), English, McMaster University. Dissertation: Women, Worship, and Writing: The... Read More

Dr. Ben Faber

Associate Professor of English
D.Phil. (1992), University of Oxford; Dissertation: The Poetics of Subversion and Conservatism:... Read More

Dr. Jonathan Juilfs

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. (2011), Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame;... Read More

Prof. Doug Sikkema

Sessional Assistant Professor of English

Dr. John Van Rys

Professor of English
Ph.D. (1991), English, Dalhousie University; Dissertation: Loopholes and Catacombs: Elements of... Read More

part-time

Dr. Deborah C. Bowen

Professor Emerita of English
Ph.D. (1990), English, University of Ottawa; Dissertation: Mimesis, Magic, Manipulation: A Study... Read More

part-time

Prof. Bill Fledderus

Adjunct Lecturer in English
M.A. (1995), English/Creative Writing, University of Alberta; Thesis title: The Artificial... Read More

French

Dr. Allan Curnew

Assistant Professor of French, Chair of the French Department
Ph.D. (2010), French Literature, University of Western Ontario; Thesis Title: “Perte, perversion... Read More

Health Sciences

Dr. Gloria Kim

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Toronto (St. George). Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,... Read More

Dr. Sarah Reid-Yu

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Ph.D. (2014), Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton ON; Dissertation... Read More

History, Politics & International Studies

Dr. K. J. Drake

Sessional Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. (2018), Historical Theology, St. Louis University; M.Div. (2012), Covenant Theological... Read More

Dr. Kevin Flatt

Professor of History, Chair of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies
Ph.D. (2009), History, McMaster University; M.A. (2004), History, University of Western Ontario;... Read More

Dr. Robert Joustra

Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies, Director, Centre for Christian Scholarship
Ph.D. (2013), International Relations, University of Bath; Dissertation: The Religious Problem in... Read More

part-time

Prof. Ed Bosveld

Part-time instructor, Law and Public Policy

part-time

Prof. Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo

Part-time instructor, International Development

part-time

Prof. Petra Kooman

Part-time instructor, Human Rights

part-time

Prof. Helen Vreugdenhil

Adjunct Professor of History (Part time)
MA (1988), History, University of Toronto; BA (1987), History and English, Redeemer University... Read More

part-time

Dr. David Zietsma

Provost and Vice President, Academic, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. (2007), History, University of Akron; Dissertation: Imagining Heaven and Hell: Religion,... Read More

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Professor Lorenzo Love

Sessional Assistant Professor
Doctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology – (candidate); Western University, London, ON; Master of... Read More

Prof. Dianne Elizabeth Moroz

Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Ph.D. Candidate: Faculty of Heath Sciences, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo;... Read More

Dr. Jane Sinden

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D. (2007), Education, University of Western Ontario; Dissertation: The Normalization of Emotion... Read More

Mathematics

Dr. Kyle Spyksma

Associate Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Operations, Dean of Sciences, Chair of the Department of Health Sciences
Ph.D. (2007), Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, McGill University; Dissertation: On the dynamics... Read More

Dr. Kevin Vander Meulen

Professor of Mathematics, Director of Research, Chair of the Mathematics Department
Ph.D. (1995), Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University; M.Sc. (1991), Mathematics and... Read More

Media and Communication Studies

Dr. Murray Stiller

Professor of Media and Communication Studies
Ph.D. (2015), Media Communication, European Graduate School (Summa cum laude); Dissertation:... Read More

Dr. Naaman Wood

Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies
Th.M. (2014), Scripture and the Arts, Duke University, Duke Divinity School;... Read More

Music

Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen

Professor of Music
D.M.A. (1987), Organ Performance, University of Iowa; Solo Diploma (1985), Organ, Sweelinck... Read More

Philosophy

Dr. Adam Barkman

Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Department of Philosophy
Ph.D. (2009), Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam; M.A. (2002), English Literature, University... Read More

part-time

Dr. Phil Shadd

Adjunct Faculty Member in Philosophy
PH.D., Philosophy. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. 2014.; M.A., Philosophy. Western... Read More

Psychology

Dr. Marie Good

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. (2011), Psychology (Lifespan Development), Brock University; Thesis: Exploring the... Read More

Dr. Russell Kosits

Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Psychology Department
Ph.D. (2004), University of New Hampshire; M.T.S. (2004), University of New Hampshire; M.A. (2000),... Read More

Dr. Doug Needham

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology, McMaster University; B.Arts & Sci. (Honours), McMaster University

Dr. Lindsey Short

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. (2014), Developmental Psychology, Brock University; M.A. (2010), Developmental Psychology,... Read More

Prof. Brenda Stephenson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Candidate, Psychology, North Central University; M.A. (1983), Psychology, Wheaton College;... Read More

Religion and Theology

Dr. David Beldman

Associate Professor of Religion & Theology, Chair of the Department of Religion and Theology
Ph.D. (2013), Old Testament Studies, University of Bristol; Dissertation: The Completion of... Read More

Dr. Ken Herfst

Assistant Professor of Ministry
Ph.D., Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala City; M.Div., Theological College of the Canadian... Read More

Dr. Jessica Joustra

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2019), Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary. Dissertation: Following the Way of... Read More

part-time

Dr. Gene Haas

Professor Emeritus of Religion & Theology
D.Th. (1989), Christian Ethics, University of Toronto; Dissertation: The Concept of Equity in... Read More

part-time

Dr. Steve Harris

Part Time Instructor
PhD. (2015), Christian Theology, University of Durham

part-time

Dr. Peter Schuurman

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. (2016), Religious Studies, University of Waterloo; M.Div. (2003), McMaster Divinity School;... Read More

part-time

Dr. Michael Wagenman

Part time instructor
PhD., University of Bristol

Theatre Arts

Dr. Sharon Klassen

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Ph.D. Candidate, Drama, University of Toronto; Dissertation: Finding a new morality: Oscar... Read More

Prof. Raymond Louter

Professor of Theatre Arts & Communication
M.A. (1991), Drama, University of Guelph; Thesis: Playfulness and Performance.; M.F.A. (1984),... Read More