Archived Voice Articles
Faculty grows again
Dr. Wes Jamison
Dr. Wes Jamison, formerly of Hawthorne, Florida, is the new director of the Agriculture Stewardship Center and associate professor of agriculture. Jamison received his bachelor's degree from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University. He has taught in Arkansas, Massachusetts, and even Switzerland, but says that he was drawn to Dordt by the college's collective vision and the friendliness of the Sioux Center community.
Matt Stutz joins the faculty as an instructor in environmental studies. Stutz has studied at Southampton College and Long Island University and is currently working on his Ph.D. from Duke University.
Dr. Delta Cavner
Dr. Delta Cavner will teach reading, language arts, and math methods for the education department. Cavner, who received her Ph.D. from Boise State University, says that she felt called to teach at a Christian school and appreciates Dordt's focus on applying Christian principals to each discipline.
Dr. Thomas Wolthuis
Dr. Thomas Wolthuis, formerly of Byron Center, Michigan, is the newest addition to the theology department. Wolthuis graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary and also has a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. He will be teaching a number of theology classes and supervising Youth Ministry interns.
Brenda Winkler, a Dordt College alum, joined the social work department. After graduating from Dordt, she earned her master's degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine's in St. Paul, Minnesota. Winkler ahs worked as a hospital social worker. She will teach three classes, including an introductory course to Social Work.
Kevin J. Timmer
Kevin J. Timmer, another Dordt College alum, returns this year to the engineering department after a seven-year absence. After graduating, he earned his master's degree from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, then taught at Dordt until 1997. After a hiatus as an engineer in Rock Rapids and Sioux Center, he is returning to teach mechanical engineering classes.
Craig Stiemsma joined the HPER (Health/P.E./Recreation) department this year after teaching twelve years at Western Christian High School in Hull. Stiemsma has his bachelor's degree from Dordt College and a masters from the University of South Dakota. He will be teaching nine HPER classes for pre-physical therapy interns and student teachers, along with various assigned HPER activities and coaching soccer.
Jeff Schouten is another Dordt College alum who joined the HPER department. This spring, Schouten earned his master's degree in physical education from Emporia State University in Kansas. At Dordt College, he will be head coach of the baseball team, teach a number of HPER classes, and serve as IM director.