Dr. Marla Lunderberg

Associate Professor of English
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Marla Lunderberg began teaching at Hope in 1994. Her teaching interests are wide-ranging: Shakespeare, British Literature, Cultural Heritage, English Composition, First Year Seminar and Senior Seminar. Since 2010, she has also served as Director of the FOCUS and SOAR programs.    


Marla's field of expertise is seventeenth-century British literature. She loves encouraging students as they tackle John Milton’s Paradise Lost and dissect John Donne’s Holy Sonnets. She has a secondary field of interest in Asian Studies; she has led students on Hope’s May Term to Japan and has served as Hope’s Meiji Gakuin exchange professor.


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (1996)
  • M.A., University of Chicago (1986)
  • B.A., Hope College (1982)


  • Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), three-week “Field Study in China” (June, 2011)
  • “Institute on Infusing East Asia into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” ASDP program at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, funded by the Freeman Foundation (July, 2008)

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Outside the college

In her spare time, Marla loves travel, hiking, photography and ballroom dancing.                                                                   

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Dr. Marla Lunderberg

Phone Number616.395.7243

Lubbers Hall-Room 307 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516