Dr. Jesse Veenstra

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

In 2020, I answered God's call to return to Dordt University and share my experiences in finance with students. I love being able to spend time with students and colleagues every day and share my passion with those around me. My teaching responsibilities focus on the Finance area of the department, teaching courses such as Corporate Finance, Investments, and Money and Banking. I also serve as the Faculty Advisor for Defender Capital Management, a student-run investment fund, actively managing around $1 million in assets. My wife Angela teaches at Sioux Center Christian and our two daughters attend school there.

In addition to my teaching, I help with the Cross Country teams at Dordt, and personally compete in endurance sports, including recently completing the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.


  • DBA, Northcentral University, expected 2023

  • MBA., Iowa State University, 2011

  • B.S., Dordt University, 2008 (Formerly Dordt College)

Professional Experience

  • Senior Contract Underwriter, Merchants Bonding Company

  • Branch Manager, Automotive Financial Corporation

  • Commercial Underwriter, Kilowatt Financial


  • Stewarding NFTs: Yes, No, MaybeSo? In All Things, September 2022

  • Why Should Christians Care About Bitcoin? In All Things, May 2022

  • Cryptocurrencies: A Craze or Crazed? In All Things, March, 2022

  • Stewarding NFTs: Yes, No, MaybeSo? In All Things, September 2022