Dean for Research & Scholarship/Director of Andreas Center
Phone: (712) 722-6308
Ph.D., Free University, Amsterdam.
Dr. John H. Kok is Dean for Research and Scholarship and Professor of Philosophy. After graduating from of Trinity Christian College (1971), he and his family lived in Amsterdam for twelve years, during which time he was a student at the Free University. He completed the Ph.D. in philosophy in 1992 with a dissertation on the early development of the Dutch philosopher Dirk Vollenhoven. Since coming to Dordt College in 1983 Dr. Kok has taught a wide variety of courses in the philosophy curriculum, including, since 1986, Philosophy/Environmental Studies 333 "Environmental Philosophy." He has published and edited a number of books as well as a good number of articles on a variety of subjects. In addition to these and other duties, he is also the Director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, and the Managing Editor of Dordt College Press.