Kim Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Bible, Religion & Ministry


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary

B.S., University of Houston



Phone: 616-254-1650 ext. 1339

About Kim

What can students expect from your classes?

I live what I teach and I believe that God can do great things in and through the lives of my students.

Favorite Bible Verse

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10a, NRSV)
This verse contextualized to my own circumstance means “A moment in God’s presence is better than a whole life without him.”

Mentors/ Role Models

I had a wonderful teacher, Prof. Michael V. Fox, who taught me what it means to be a teacher and scholar. He was a clear example of one walking extra miles repeatedly for his students as a teacher while never neglecting his work as a scholar. My aspiration is to become a teacher like him to my students.

Publications and Projects

"Mission Not Impossible: Justifying Zion's Destruction and Exonerating the Common Survivors." Pages 269-91 in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response. Edited by Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

Chorus in the Dark: The Voices of the Book of Lamentations.  Hebrew Bible Monograph 54.  Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.

Current Research

The nations in Isaiah's vision, focusing on nationalism, universalism, and the Servant songs.