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De Young new math instructor at Dordt

March 28, 2006

De Young

Dr. Gary W. De Young of Edmonton, Alberta, has been hired as an associate professor of math at Dordt College for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Dr. De Young brings to Dordt College 14 years of teaching experience in both Christian and public liberal arts institutions. He is currently teaching at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. He taught mathematics at Western State College of Colorado, Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mesa State College of Colorado before moving to his current position in Canada in 2000.

Dr. De Young earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in mathematics at Calvin College, and then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Utah. He also completed post doctoral studies at the University of California Davis. He is known for development of the De Young-Keizer model for Cellular Calcium oscillations.

De Young said he was attracted to Dordt College by its reputation of being an excellent undergraduate teaching institution in the Reformed Christian tradition, and also to be closer to family.

Dr. De Young grew up in Ada, Mich., and Mary is originally from Oskaloosa, Iowa. They have two sons, Andrew (14) and Jared (12) and will be moving to Sioux Center in August.

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