Dr. Marla LunderbergAssociate Professor of English
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.
AREAS OF INTEREST
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)
HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS
- 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)
- “Why Go to Church When You're On Vacation?” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, May/June 2015
- “Toss the Coin, Clap Your Hands, and Pray!” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, February, 2012
- “John Donne’s Strategies for Discreet Preaching,” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 44.1, 2004
Outside the college
In her spare time, Marla loves travel, hiking, photography and ballroom dancing.