The Dordt College biology department aims to motivate and equip God’s people to care for themselves, their neighbors, and the rest of creation by providing them with a foundational knowledge of biology and the skills needed to use that knowledge in their chosen field.

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Faculty Work from 2017

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Beautiful Feet, Jeff Ploegstra

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Stones, Jeff Ploegstra

Faculty Work from 2016

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In the Wilderness, Jeff Ploegstra

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Perseverance: Psychospiritual and Genetic Perspectives, Tony N. Jelsma, Arielle Johnston, and Bruce Vermeer

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Science 101: Speaking in Tongues and Sights Unseen, Jeff Ploegstra

Faculty Work from 2015

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Creation as Art, Jeff Ploegstra

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Divorce and a Broken Home, Jeff Ploegstra

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Genetic Variability of the 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate (EPSP) Synthase Gene in Round-Up™ Resistant Soil Bacteria, Seth Steenwyk, Hannah Van Maanen, and Jeff Ploegstra

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Group Retesting to Promote Learning Self-Awareness and Individual Accountability, Robbin Eppinga, Kayt E. Frisch, and Jeff Ploegstra

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Life, Name, Identity, Jeff Ploegstra

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Models of the Interaction of Science and Religion, Tony N. Jelsma

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Playing God, Jeff Ploegstra

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Reformed Approach to the Interactions of Science and Religion, Tony N. Jelsma

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Reformed Approach to the Interactions of Science and Religion (cont'd), Tony N. Jelsma

Faculty Work from 2014

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Love, Creation, Virtue as Models for Environmental Education, Jeff Ploegstra

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Native, Jeff Ploegstra

Faculty Work from 2013

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Genetic Diversity of Asclepias Tuberosa in Iowa Prairies, Jeff Ploegstra, Michelle Alkema, Kayla Graves, Brittany De Ruyter, and Tony N. Jelsma

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Learning Upper Level Molecular Biology Using the Yeast Two-Hybrid (Y2h) System, Brandon Wubben, Kim Buyert, Sam De Nooy, Nick Wilson, Tony N. Jelsma, and Robbin Eppinga

Submissions from 2012

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Between Heaven and Earth: Christian Perspectives on Environmental Protection (Book Review), Jeff Ploegstra

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Large Scale Matrix Degradation by Stromal Cells Independent of Invadopodia, Hong Cao, Robbin Eppinga, Eugene W. Krueger, Jing Chen, and Mark A. McNiven

Faculty Work from 2011

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Asynchronous Expression of the Homeodomain Protein CUX1 in Sertoli Cells and Speratids During Spermatogenesis in Mice, Melissa R. Kroll, Engela S. Viss, Jonathan Lamb, Joy Horstman, Alexander Powell, Andrea Van Wyk, Kaarlo Hinkkala, Gregory B. Vanden Heuvel, Traci Hoogland, Matthew Schippers, Stephen Shannon, Carol G. Carlton, Madhulika Sharma, Aaron Taylor, and Tony N. Jelsma

Submissions from 2010

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Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change (Book Review), Delmar Vander Zee

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Purpose in the Living World? Creation and Emergent Evolution and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (Book Reviews), Tony N. Jelsma

Submissions from 2008

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Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (Book Review), Tony N. Jelsma

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What is Education For?: A Review Essay, Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 2007

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Living the Good Life on God's Good Earth (Book Review), Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 2005

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Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design (Book Review), Tony N. Jelsma

Submissions from 2001

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Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology (Book Review), James Mahaffy

Submissions from 1997

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Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Chemical Evolution (Book Review), James Mahaffy

Submissions from 1996

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Bioethics: Overview and Context, a Landscape of Issues, Delmar Vander Zee

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Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith: Perspectives from the Garden, Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 1995

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Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education (Book Review), James Mahaffy

Submissions from 1994

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Environmental Pulse in Academia, Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 1992

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Environment and the Christian: What Can We Learn from the New Testament? (Book Review), Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 1990

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Trends in Agriculture: Sustainability, Delmar Vander Zee and Ronald Vos

Submissions from 1989

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Anticipation, Al Mennega

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Biblical Framework for Biology: A Response to Jitse van der Meer, Al Mennega

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Great Divide: Christianity or Evolution (Book Review), Al Mennega

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Old Goat, Al Mennega

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Sniffing, Al Mennega

Submissions from 1985

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Environmental Impact of Being Busy in the Creation, Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 1984

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Exploring Medical Ethics (Book Review), Al Mennega

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Spiritual Care: The Nurse's Role (Book Review), Al Mennega

Submissions from 1983

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Dilemma: A Nurse's Guide for Making Ethical Decisions (Book Review), Al Mennega

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Whatever Happened to Eden? (Book Review), Delmar Vander Zee

Submissions from 1979

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Recombinant DNA Debate, Harry Cook

Submissions from 1978

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Clockwork Image: A Christian Perspective on Science (Book Review), Harry Cook

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Genesis One and the Origin of the Earth (Book Review), Harry Cook

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Life: A Physical Phenomenon?, Harry Cook

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Roots, Gordon Brand

Submissions from 1977

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Cherry Street, Gordon Brand

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Rosalind Franklin and DNA (Book Review), Delmar Vander Zee

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Senses, Gordon Brand

Submissions from 1976

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Sex Education for Christians?, Al Mennega

Submissions from 1974

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Antithesis in Biology, Gary Parker

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Department Emphasis Week Lectures, Al Mennega

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Scripture Fundamentals, the Christian Scientist, and the Antithesis, Al Mennega

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Uniformity and Law in the Light of Providence, Al Mennega

Submissions from 1972

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Christian Direction for Natural Science, Al Mennega

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Earth's Prehistory: An Alternative to Uniformitarianism, Gary Parker