Opening Research Doors for College Students Worldwide

Michael Pikaart, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Chemistry

On a spring Thursday morning, climb the stairs to the Schaap Science Center biochemistry lab and you’ll find a dozen detectives at work. Each pair of student researchers is analyzing a protein that scientists don’t yet understand. Interpreting 3-D images,…

Understanding “Calling” in a Multi-Faith Society

David Cunningham, Ph.D. | Professor of Religion, Director of NetVUE

Hands down, here’s a college senior’s least favorite question: What are you going to do after graduation? Since 2003 Hope College has taken a focused approach to helping students answer it well. Dr. David Cunningham arrived at Hope in 2003…

Inviting Local Churches to Focus on Vocation

Jonathan Hagood, Ph.D. | Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of History

In 1998, Dr. Jonathan Hagood completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas with both a professional degree in architecture and a bachelor’s in Latin American Studies. After working in architecture for a few years, he started an IT…

The Power of Immigrants’ Personal Narratives

Deborah Van Duinen, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Education

For Canadian-born Dr. Deborah Van Duinen, the topic of immigration hits close to home. She is especially attuned to the history and shifting demographics of Hope College’s hometown, Holland, Michigan. “This is an immigrant town,” Van Duinen says. “I think…

Dance as a Learning Strategy

Nicole Flinn, M.A. | Associate Professor of Dance

Imagine a Kandinsky painting coming to life on stage, each impasto brushstroke a carefully choreographed movement. Picture a Warhol screenprint animated by dance, each plane of color made kinetic. What could young audiences learn from such dance performances? The connection…