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  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Michigan State University

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Michael VanDyke, Ph.D.

  • Professor of English

  • Traditional Undergraduate Humanities Division

Education

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Michigan State University

Campus Involvement

  • Faculty Senate
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • Faculty Scholarship Coordinator

Dr. Michael VanDyke is a professor of English. He is originally from the noble burg of Bath, Mich., and he received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University, where he was mentored by the historian David T. Bailey. Dr. Van Dyke teaches courses in American literature, writing and philosophy. He was awarded a Thayer Fellowship at UCLA in 2012.

Dr. VanDyke is an elder at Mars Hill Bible Church and he and his wife Beth have two grown children, Caleb and Emma.

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  • PAINTING
  • LIFTING WEIGHTS
  • WATCHING MICHIGAN STATE BASKETBALL

Research Interests

  • AMERICAN LITERATURE AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
  • AUTHORS KENNETH REXROTH, DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, PAUL AUSTER, NATHANAEL WEST AND ANNE CARSON

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