Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • PH.D., INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
  • M.A., INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
  • B.S. BUSINESS, PSYCHOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE

Licenses, Memberships & Recongnitions

  • SHRM—Senior Certified Professional
  • SPHR—Senior Professional in Human Resources

Tom Heetderks

  • Dean of Business

Faculty Positions

  • Adult & Graduate Studies - Business
  • Adult & Graduate Studies - Administration

Education

  • PH.D., INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
  • M.A., INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
  • B.S. BUSINESS, PSYCHOLOGY, CALVIN COLLEGE

Licenses, Memberships & Recongnitions

  • SHRM—Senior Certified Professional
  • SPHR—Senior Professional in Human Resources

Dr. Tom Heetderks serves as dean of business and adjunct instructor in the business department for Cornerstone University’s Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) division. In his role, he provides academic leadership and vision in the business programs as he invests in the development of students and faculty through higher education.

As an adjunct faculty member for several years in the Business Division, Heetderks has been involved in equipping students to unlock their sense of possibility in courses such as Organizational Decision-Making and Human Resource Leadership. He also serves as a dissertation chair for the Ed.D. program.

Heetderks’ passion for empowering others is evident in his over 25 years of experience in executive leadership roles in human resource management. He has worked with several high-level corporations, such as YUM Brands and Kenexa/IBM, in equipping teams and cultivating positive change.

“In the corporate world, I’ve been blessed to work at and driven consulting initiatives with some of the most well-known and successful organizations in the world. And, I look forward to carrying over these experiences to each of the adult learners in our business classrooms. When you’re in a business course here, you will be a part of challenging discussions and absorb content that is very practical and highly relevant to your workplace.”

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Hobbies

  • Tennis
  • Language Learning on Duolingo

Interests

  • COMPENSATION STRUCTURES
  • INTERNAL MOBILITY
  • THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.