Dr. John Vonder Bruegge Dean of Arts and Humanities
As dean of arts and humanities, Dr. John Vonder Bruegge oversees the departments of art, biblical and theological studies, English, foreign languages, history, music, philosophy, and theatre. Gifted as both a teacher and leader, he is the 2009 recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award and serves as the co-director of the college's Honors Program. He earned a doctorate from Yale University and a master's degree in theology from Harvard. He also studied archaeology in Israel and Greece, participated in an archaeological excavation in Turkey, and authored a book on Mapping Galilee in Josephus, Luke, and John. In addition to serving as dean, Vonder Bruegge teaches half time as an associate professor of biblical and theological studies.