About the Provost
Noah J. Toly, PhD, is the ninth chief academic officer at Calvin University. A '99 graduate of Wheaton College with a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and Spanish, Toly earned a master of arts degree in theology from Wheaton College in 2012. He earned both a master of arts degree in urban affairs and public policy in 2005 and a doctor of philosophy degree in urban affairs and public policy in 2006 from the University of Delaware.Prior to coming to Calvin, Toly served for fifteen years on the faculty of Wheaton College, where he held appointments as the executive director of the Center for Urban Engagement and Professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations. He has also held appointments as a lecturer at the Free University of Berlin’s Center for Global Politics, Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago’s Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, Visiting Scholar at Duke Divinity School, and Associate Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.