Michael Van Dyke

Professor of English

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Humanities


Ph.D., Michigan State University

M.A., Michigan State University

B.A., Michigan State University




Phone: 616-254-1650 ext. 1198

About Michael

Dr. Van Dyke teaches courses in American literature, writing and philosophy. His professional interests include American poetry, religious radicalism, intellectual and cultural history, and the arts. He was awarded a Thayer Fellowship at UCLA in 2012.

Dr. Van Dyke enjoys lifting weights, painting, cooking, traveling and coffee. He could once solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute, he threw shot put and discus in high school, and he is “a rabid fan of MSU sports.”

Select Publications

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Opponent of the Nazi Regime (Barbour Books, 2001, reprint 2012);
  • “Kenneth Rexroth’s Integrative Vision: Anarchism, Poetry and the Religious Experience in Post-World War II San Francisco”, in Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
  • “Anarchist Imperatives and Fundamental Change”; The Other Journal (online), November 2008
  • LEVELER (online): “Good Baptist Boy” (poem), April, 2011