Professor Engbers graduated from Calvin College in 1993 with a degree in English. He went on to earn a master of arts in English Reformation and Renaissance literature from The Catholic University of America in 1995. He returned to Calvin to teach in the English department in 2001, and two years later received his Ph.D in English literature from The Catholic University of America.
Professor Engbers recently traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to present a Jungian reading of Renaissance penitential poetry at a conference. He has published an article on integrating faith and learning in the world literature classroom in a collection of essays from Abilene Christian University Press, The Word in the English Classroom: Best Practices of Faith Integration. Professor Engbers serves as webmaster for the English department.
- Playing guitar and mandolin
- losing at chess
- playing with his toddler son
- King Lear by Shakespeare
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Read about Professor Engbers's 2008 interim course "Talking Pictures"
- Repentance in the Countess of Pembrooke's Psalms of David, Minds in the Making
- Brave New Words: Statement of Faith and Learning, Minds in the Making
- Download Curriculum Vitae
- Literature of the English Renaissance and Reformation
- Mikhail Bakhtin
- C.G. Jung
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