About Me

Dr. Joel Sikkema

Dr. Joel Sikkema
Associate Professor of Engineering

Phone: (712) 722-6426
Email: Joel.Sikkema@dordt.edu

Education

B.S., Engineering, Dordt College
B.A., Business Administration, Dordt College
M.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Background and Experience

As Director of Pro-Tech, I collaborate with a team of people to develop, establish, and grow two-year technical programs at Dordt College. Pro-Tech degrees offer a technical education that is enhanced by a complete on-campus Christian college experience and paid internships. We currently offer two tracks: Manufacturing Technology and Agriculture: Farm Operations and Management. In the coming years, Dordt will expand offerings to meet workforce needs and address this gap in Christian education.

We want you to be a part of Pro-Tech! Help us build next year’s class by talking with prospective students and sending their names to me. If you’re interested in becoming part of the internship provider team, send me an email and we'll follow up.   

I also serve as an Assistant Professor of Engineering and have taught a wide array of courses in engineering, construction management, and environmental studies.

Prior to joining Dordt’s faculty, I worked as a research assistant at Iowa State University on projects funded by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.