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Kevin Timpe

Professor / Philosopher / Disability & Inclusion Advocate


William H. Jellema Chair of Christian Philosophy




Kevin Timpe is the William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin College. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University in 2004. His primary research interests range across the metaphysics of free will, philosophy of disability, virtue theory, and philosophical theology. He has published nine books, including Disability and Inclusive Community (Calvin Press, 2018), the Routledge Companion to Free Will (Routledge, 2017), Virtues and their Vices (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Free Will in Philosophical Theology (Bloomsbury, 2013). In addition, he’s published over 50 journal articles and book chapters.

Curriculum Vitae


Saint Louis University

PhD in Philosophy, 2004

Academic Positions

William Harry Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy

Calvin College, 2016-Present

Visiting Faculty

Calvin Theological Seminary, Fall 2018

Full Professor

Northwest Nazarene University, 2012-2016

Visiting Professor

Innsbruck University, Summer 2014

Associate Professor

Northwest Nazarene University, 2009-2012

Templeton Research Fellow, St. Peter’s College

Oxford University, 2010-2011

Visiting Professor

Peking University, Spring 2010

Assistant Professor

University of San Diego, 2004-2009

Associate Professor

Northwest Nazarene University, 2009-2012

Research Fellow

University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion, 2003-2004