Claudia Beversluis

Claudia Beversluis


MA, PhD (Loyola University, 1981, 1983)


Dr. Claudia DeVries Beversluis began her tenure at Calvin in 1990, first as a faculty member in the Psychology Department and later as dean for instruction. She became provost in 2006 and served until 2014. A native of Chicago, Beversluis received her masters in clinical psychology in 1981 and her PhD in 1983 from Loyola University. Prior to Calvin, she served as a minister of congregational life and as a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. Her teaching and research have been in brain and behavior, identity development, gender and sexuality, adolescents and worship, and community engagement. She is a co-editor of the book Community and Connection: Service Learning and Christian Higher Education, and frequently gives lectures and workshops on higher education.

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