#RaidersStandOut

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 Vonda Post

Vonda


A licensed CPA, Vonda 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. John Vonder Bruegge

John


Dr. John 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. Tatum Geerdes

Tatum


Dr. Tatum Geerdes expresses her passion for nursing and for her students through her commitment to stewardship and student success.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Fan Fei

Fan


Dr. Fan 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. Emily Grace

Emily


Dr. Emily Grace is passionate about her research on physics pedagogy, faith integration and physics hardware.

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Faculty & staff Dr. James Mead

James


Dr. James Mead thrives on Old Testament teachings and helping students understand, enjoy and learn from all parts of the Bible.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Angela Holt

Angela


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

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Faculty & staff Greg Christy

Greg


President Greg 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 Dr. Laird Edman

Laird


Dr. Laird Edman involves students in research focused on the cognitive science of religion.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Chris Nonhof

Chris


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

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Faculty & staff Kris Korver

Kris


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

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Faculty & staff Drew Schmidt

Drew


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

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Faculty & staff Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma

Sara


Dr. Sara Sybesma 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 Martha Draayer

Martha


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

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Faculty & staff Dr. Michael Kugler

Michael


Dr. Michael Kugler is known for making history come alive.

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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 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 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 Dr. Elizabeth Heeg

Elizabeth


Dr. Heeg not only challenges her students in the classroom, but she provides them with many hands-on experiences off campus as well.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Jennifer Feenstra

Jennifer


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

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Faculty & staff Dr. Mike Wallinga

Mike


Dr. Mike Wallinga followed his passions from college to become a professor who continually seeks new ways to challenge his students.

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Faculty & staff Kyle Ochsner

Kyle


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

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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 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 Piet Koene

Piet


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

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Faculty & staff Rik Dahl

Rik


Head wrestling coach Rik Dahl enjoys building relationships with students, extending grace, and encouraging them through life.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Kim Jongerius

Kim


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

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Faculty & staff Dr. Barb Dewald

Barb


Dr. Barb Dewald is passionate about providing multiple opportunities for students to grow in their relationship with Christ.

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Faculty & staff Dr. David Arnett

David


Dr. David Arnett sees God through nature, science and loving action—all of which have added to his understanding of what it means to live a Christian life.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Sally Oakes Edman

Sally


Dr. Sally Oakes Edman helps students work through problems, find healing and wholeness, and eliminate obstacles to healthy functioning.

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Faculty & staff Dr. Valerie Stokes

Valerie


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

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