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Piet Koene

Piet Koene Associate professor of Spanish, translation and interpreting


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

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Vonda Post

Vonda Post Professor of accounting


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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Dr. Jennifer Feenstra

Dr. Jennifer Feenstra Professor of psychology


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

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Dr. Fan Fei

Dr. Fan Fei Assistant professor of business


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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Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma

Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma Professor of biology


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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Kirsten Brue

Kirsten Brue Career counselor


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

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Dr. Michael Kugler

Dr. Michael Kugler Professor of history


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

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Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson Director of financial aid


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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Greg Christy

Greg Christy President


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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Rik Dahl

Rik Dahl Head wrestling coach


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

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Martha Draayer

Martha Draayer Director of intercultural development


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

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Kris Korver

Kris Korver Head men's basketball coach; Instructor in kinesiology


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

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Dr. Sally Oakes Edman

Dr. Sally Oakes Edman Director of counseling services


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

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Greta Grond

Greta Grond Director of DeWitt Library


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

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Randy Van Peursem

Randy Van Peursem Science support services professional


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

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Kendall Stanislav

Kendall Stanislav Director of experiential education


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

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Dr. Barb Dewald

Dr. Barb Dewald Associate dean of Christian formation


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

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Dr. James Mead

Dr. James Mead Professor of biblical and theological studies


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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Dr. John Vonder Bruegge

Dr. John Vonder Bruegge Associate professor of biblical and theological studies; Co-director of honors program


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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Dr. Mike Wallinga

Dr. Mike Wallinga Assistant professor of computer science


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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Dr. Kim Jongerius

Dr. Kim Jongerius Professor of mathematics


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

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Dr. Angela Holt

Dr. Angela Holt Assistant professor of music; Director of Symphonic Band


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

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Dr. Emily Grace

Dr. Emily Grace Assistant professor of physics


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

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Dr. Laird Edman

Dr. Laird Edman Professor of Psychology


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

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Dr. Elizabeth Heeg

Dr. Elizabeth Heeg Professor of biology


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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Dr. Chris Nonhof

Dr. Chris Nonhof Assistant professor of education and English


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

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Kyle Ochsner

Kyle Ochsner Professor of practice of kinesiology


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

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Dr. Tatum Geerdes

Dr. Tatum Geerdes Assistant professor of nursing


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

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Dr. Valerie Stokes

Dr. Valerie Stokes Associate professor of social work and director of academic diversity initiatives


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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Drew Schmidt

Drew Schmidt Associate professor of theatre


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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Dr. David Arnett

Dr. David Arnett Professor of chemistry


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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