About Me

Timothy Van Soelen

Timothy Van Soelen
Director of CACE/Associate Professor of Education

Phone: (712) 722-6228

B.A. Dordt College, Secondary Business Education
M.Ed. Azusa Pacific University, Educational Technology
Ed.S. University of South Dakota, School Superintendent
Ed.D. University of South Dakota, School Leadership

I have been a professor in the Education Department at Dordt since 2005. My current teaching responsibilities include Philosophy of Education and Research Methods. I also serve as the Area Leader for the Education Department, Director of Graduate Education and Director for the Center for Education Services, a branch of the Education Department that helps PK-12 schools fulfill their mission.

My wife, Jill, teaches 1st Grade and we have three school-age children. My research interests include school leadership theories, employment theories of Christian schools, technology in schools, and highly effective teachers.