Dr. Tim Detwiler

Academic Dean
B. A. (Cedarville University, 1977) M.A. (Temple University, 1981) Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University, 1991)

Dr. Detwiler is the Academic Dean at Kuyper College and holds a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. He serves as an educational consultant and is an AQIP and Open Pathways peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. He has presented papers and participated in panel discussions nationally in the areas of assessment, curriculum development, and institutional research. Additionally, Tim is a seventh-level certified member of the Michigan Association of School Boards and has served on local, county, and state boards of education.

Tim is married to Sally and they have three children Katy, Kyle, and Kurt. He enjoys reading, listening to all styles of music, playing golf, and bicycling. As part of cycling, he is a member of the Kent County Sherriff Department’s White Pines Trail volunteer patrol. His dream of being a golf ranger occurred as he is involved with the Grand Rapids Women’s Golf Association.

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.


You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.


We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.


Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.