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.”
- 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