Doug Koopman


Doug Koopman

Education

After graduating magna cum laude from Hope College in 1979 with degree in mathematics, Professor Koopman moved to Washington, D.C. where he earned a Masters of Theological Studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in 1984. He then went on to study at the Catholic University of America, receiving a PhD in American government in 1992.

While living in Washington, D.C., from 1980 to 1995, Koopman worked in the U.S. Congress as a staff person for a variety of individual members of the U.S. House and Senate, congressional committees and leadership offices.

Biography

Recent Activities

Koopman is on a one-year leave for academic year 2016-2017, serving in strategic communications and public relations for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and living in Washington, D.C.  As he has done in the past, Prof. Koopman anticipates bringing these real-world political experiences back into the classroom for the benefit of Calvin students interested in understanding both the theory and practice of American politics and government.

Academic interests

American Politics, Congress, the Presidency, Parties and Elections, American Political Economy, American Political Thought, Religion and American Politics

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Office hours

Tuesday and Thursday9:00am-11:00am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday2:00pm-3:00pm

Additional open hours and appointments can be arranged, on request.

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