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We’re Raider Nation. We lead and serve. We’re smart and strong. Courageous and faithful. We achieve—not for ourselves, but because excellence honors God and serves others.

Faculty & staff Dr. Young-Ji Byon

Young-Ji


Hired to launch an engineering program following approval by accreditors, Dr. Young-Ji Byon has teaching, research and administrative experience on three continents.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Ross Bouma

Ross


Dr. Bouma brings to students more than two decades of teaching, coaching and administrative experience.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Carrie Thonstad

Carrie


Dr. Thonstad’s passion for serving—and for preparing students to serve—makes her a valuable resource in the education department.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Kali Jo Wacker

Kali Jo


An active writer and artist, Dr. Wacker is passionate about the intersection of multimedia and pop culture.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Fan Fei

Fan


Dr. Fei shows his passion for economics through his excitement in the classroom and the many economic research projects he’s completed.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jeff VanDerWerff

Jeff


Dr. VanDerWerff’s extensive research and experience running for public office guide his efforts to teach students about virtuous citizenship as followers of Christ.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jennifer Schon

Jennifer


Combining her interests in math and communications, Dr. Schon helps students understand how abstract concepts and data can apply to everyday life.

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Faculty & staff Vonda Post

Vonda


A licensed CPA, Professor Post is committed to teaching her students how to think like accountants and understand the “why” behind accounting principles.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Rajat Emanuel Singh

Emanuel


A biomechanical movement researcher, Dr. Singh sees his scientific studies as attempts to unravel the mysteries behind God's great design.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Todd Tracy

Todd


Dr. Tracy involves students with his research into the impact of invasive species on forest and grassland ecosystems.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Angila Moffitt

Angila


With teaching experience ranging from elementary school to graduate courses, Dr. Moffitt brings a wealth of strategies, resources and stories of hope to her students.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Thomas Holm

Thomas


A gifted musician, Dr. Holm introduces his students to musical styles from around the world and encourages them in their growth as individuals.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Hyunsung Jun

Hyunsung


A gifted professor and researcher, Dr. Hyunsung Jun is committed to helping students learn more about God’s creation throughout the universe.

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Faculty & staff Meghan Flynn

Meghan


Accomplished as an artist and experienced as a teacher, Professor Flynn seeks for students to see art-making as a form of worship.

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Faculty & staff Mark Haselhoff

Mark


Professor Haselhoff hopes his computer science classes inspire students to further explore ideas on their own.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Robert Hubbard

Robert


Dr. Hubbard won a fellowship with the O’Neill Critics Institute and is a frequent contributor of movie and TV show reviews for Think Christian, a faith and pop culture blog that “helps believers connect their fandom with their faith.”

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Faculty & staff Dr. Laura Furlong

Laura


With her breadth of academic experience and enthusiasm for teaching, Dr. Furlong is equipped to help her students at Northwestern learn to think critically and observe thoughtfully.

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Faculty & staff Greg Christy

Greg


President Christy created new strategies and adopted a new mission, vision, diversity and Christian identity to help the college stand out.

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Faculty & staff Martha Draayer

Martha


Martha Draayer encourages intercultural student development by mentoring, supporting and teaching students from underrepresented groups.

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Faculty & staff Kris Korver

Kris


Coach Korver is passionate about helping his students and athletes become who God calls them to be.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Timothy Huffman

Timothy


Dr. Huffman is the entrepreneurial developer of two different test prep programs—one that prepares students to take and pass actuarial exams; the other to help students achieve high scores on the MCAT.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Angela Holt

Angela


Dr. Holt directs Northwestern’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and wind ensembles, while also teaching instrumental music education.

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Faculty & staff Piet Koene

Piet


Professor Koene has elite certification and experience as a courtroom interpreter.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jeff Schouten

Jeff


Watching students grow and mature over their four years on campus is what draws Dr. Schouten to college-level teaching and coaching.

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Faculty & staff Randy Van Peursem

Randy


Randy Van Peursem offers students the science support they need to succeed and models the encouragement and love of Christ.

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Faculty & staff Kendall Stanislav

Kendall


Kendall Stanislav helps connect students with internship and study abroad opportunities, and assists them through the job search process.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jason Lief

Jason


Dr. Lief values teaching youth ministers and Christian educators the significance of popular culture within the context of faith.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jiying (Jenny) Song

Jenny


Dr. Song’s professional experience offers international business students firsthand knowledge of business on the world stage.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma

Sara


Dr. Tolsma and her students are researching which chemicals in plants stop or slow the growth of cancer cells—and how.

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Faculty & staff Eric Anderson

Eric


Eric Anderson uses his combination of financial knowledge and care for students to help families find strategies to make Northwestern affordable.

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Faculty & staff Greta Grond

Greta


Greta Grond enjoys working with students on their research projects and seeing the results of their hard work.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Kim Jongerius

Kim


Dr. Jongerius sees math as both art and language and encourages students to communicate mathematics effectively.

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Faculty & staff Rik Dahl

Rik


Coach Dahl enjoys building relationships with students, extending grace, and encouraging them through life.

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Faculty & staff Kirsten Brue

Kirsten


Kirsten Brue encourages students to gain experience in their chosen career field.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Elizabeth Heeg

Elizabeth


Dr. Heeg created practice-based software to help students prepare for the MCAT—to which Northwestern students have free access.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Han-Yen Kao

Han-Yen


Dr. Kao believes that economics is all about people, and economic decisions have the power to shape the world around us.

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Faculty & staff Dr. John Vonder Bruegge

John


Dr. Vonder Bruegge is known for his love of the New Testament and encourages experiences that allow for academic challenges and growth.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Valerie Stokes

Valerie


Dr. Stokes provides students with a safe, encouraging environment in which she shares real-life examples from her own therapeutic practice.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Chris Nonhof

Chris


Dr. Nonhof builds relationships with students in and out of the classroom.

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Faculty & staff Kyle Ochsner

Kyle


Professor Ochsner develops and oversees the strength and conditioning programs for many of Northwestern’s athletic teams.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Erica Vonk

Erica


Dr. Vonk is an innovative and visionary leader who is passionate about equipping students for their professional lives.

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Faculty & staff Drew Schmidt

Drew


Professor Schmidt is enthusiastic about his love of church, education and the arts, and he enjoys helping students follow their passions.

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Faculty & staff Bob De Haan

Bob


A lifelong farmer, Professor De Haan has over four decades of agricultural education experience.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jennifer Feenstra

Jennifer


Dr. Feenstra involves students in her research on volunteerism and service-learning.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Zack Varpness

Zack


Dr. Varpness views his chemistry research as an opportunity to understand the intricacies of God’s creation.

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Faculty & staff Scott Bahrke

Scott


When he’s not motivating athletes to run their best times, Coach Bahrke helps his classes find ways to motivate their future students.

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Faculty & staff Ann Minnick

Ann


Professor Minnick connects her students to area nonprofits so they can use their PR and marketing skills to serve others.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Michael Kugler

Michael


Dr. Kugler is known for making history come alive as he guides students in thinking Christianly about the past.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Karissa Carlson

Karissa


Dr. Carlson’s passion for science is confirmed each time she—or one of her children—makes a discovery about the world God created.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Scott Monsma

Scott


Dr. Monsma’s travels have allowed him to experience cultural contexts around the world, posing new questions about his own culture and how it has shaped him.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Chris Hausmann

Chris


Dr. Hausmann is a justice advocate who teaches students evidence-based practices that lead to biblically grounded justice.

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