Dordt's mathematics and statistics program aims to help students investigate, understand, contextualize, appreciate, and apply mathematical and statistical ideas for a life of Christian service.

The Dordt College computer science program seeks to prepare students for competent, obedient service in the area of computer information systems.

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Faculty Work from 2019

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A Guide to Digital Decluttering: A Review of Digital Minimalism, Mike Janssen

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A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Arithmetic (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Data and Metrics: Do We Need Them? What Can They Tell Us? What Can't They?, Nathan L. Tintle

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Measurement (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Movie Review: Toy Story 4, Tom Clark

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The Great Rift: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach, Volume 1 (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

Faculty Work from 2018

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Abstraction and Infinity (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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A Genome-Wide Association Study of Red-Blood Cell Fatty Acids and Ratios Incorporating Dietary Covariates: Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort, Anya Kalsbeek, Jenna Veenstra, Jason Westra, Craig Disselkoen, Kristin Koch, Katelyn A. McKenzie, Jacob O'Bott, Jason Vander Woude, Karen Fischer, Greg C. Shearer, William S. Harris, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Analyzing Metabolomics Data for Association with Genotypes Using Two-Component Gaussian Mixture Distributions, Jason Westra, Nicholas Hartman, Bethany Lake, Gregory Shearer, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Application of Novel and Existing Methods to Identify Genes with Evidence of Epigenetic Association: Results from GAW20, Angga M. Fuady, Samantha Lent, Chloé Sarnowski, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Common Pitfalls in Analysis of Tissue Scores, David K. Meyerholz, Nathan L. Tintle, and Amanda P. Beck

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Epigenome Wide Association Study of SNP–CpG Interactions on Changes in Triglyceride Levels after Pharmaceutical Intervention: A GAW20 Analysis, Jenna Veenstra, Anya Kalsbeek, Karissa Koster, Nathan Ryder, Abbey Bos, Jordan Huisman, Lucas Vander Berg, Jason Vander Woude, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Erythrocyte Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels are Inversely Associated with Mortality and with Incident Cardiovascular Disease: The Framingham Heart Study, William S. Harris, Nathan L. Tintle, Mark R. Etherton, and Ramachandran S. Vasan

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Erythrocyte n-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Total Mortality in the Framingham Heart Study, William S. Harris, Nathan L. Tintle, and Ramachandran S. Vasan

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Evaluating the Performance of Gene-Based Tests of Genetic Association when Testing for Association Between Methylation and Change in Triglyceride Levels at GAW20, Jason Vander Woude, Jordan Huisman, Lucas Vander Berg, Jenna Veenstra, Abbey Bos, Anya Kalsbeek, Karissa Koster, Nathan Ryder, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Fatty Acid Biomarkers of Dairy Fat Consumption and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes: A Pooled Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies, Fumiaki Imamura, Amanda Fretts, Matti Marklund, Andres V. Ardisson Korat, Wei-Sin Yang, Maria Lankinen, Waqas Qureshi, Catherine Helmer, Tzu-An Chen, Kerry Wong, Julie K. Bassett, Rachel Murphy, Nathan L. Tintle, Chaoyu Ian Yu, Ingeborg A. Brouwer, Kuo-Liong Chien, Alexis C. Frazier-Wood, Liana C. del Gobbo, Luc Djousse, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Graham G. Giles, Janette de Goede, Vilmunder Gudnason, William S. Harris, Allison Hodge, Frank Hu, InterAct Consortium, Albert Koulman, Markku Laakso, Lars Lind, Hung-Ju Lin, Barbara McKnight, Kalina Rajaobelina, Ulf Riserus, Jennifer G. Robinson, Cecilia Samieri, David S. Siscovick, Sabita S. Soedamah-Muthu, Nona Sotoodehnia, Qi Sun, Michael Y. Tsai, Matti Uusitupa, Lynne E. Wageknecht, Nick J. Wareham, Jason HY Wu, Renata Micha, Nita G. Forouhi, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Dariush Mozaffarian, and Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium

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First Reformed (Movie Review), Tom Clark

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Genetics Analysis Workshop 20: Methods and Strategies for the New Frontiers of Epigenetics and Pharmacogenomics, Nathan L. Tintle, David W. Fardo, Mariza de Andrade, Stella Aslibekyan, Julia N. Bailey, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Rita M. Cantor, Saurabh Ghosh, Philip Melton, Xuexia Wang, Jean W. MacCluer, and Laura Almasy

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KBase: The United States Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase, Adam P. Arkin, Robert W. Cottingham, Christopher S. Henry, Nomi L. Harris, Rick L. Stevens, Sergei Maslov, Doreen Ware, Fernando Perez, Shane Canon, Michael W. Sneddon, Matthew L. Henderson, William J. Riehl, Dan Murphy-Olson, Stephen Y. Chan, Roy T. Kamimura, Sunita Kumari, Meghan M. Drake, Thomas S. Brettin, Elizabeth M. Glass, Dylan Chivian, Dan Gunter, David J. Weston, Benjamin H. Allen, Jason Baumohl, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Start a Math Teacher Circle: Connect K-12 Teachers with Engaging, Approachable, and Meaningful Mathematical Problems, Tom Clark, Mike Janssen, Amanda Harsy, Dave Klanderman, Mandi Maxwell, and Sharon Robbert

Faculty Work from 2017

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Best Sandbox, Tom Clark

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Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease, Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Genome-Wide Interaction Study of Omega-3 PUFAs and Other Fatty Acids on Inflammatory Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Health in the Framingham Heart Study, Jenna Veenstra, Anya Kalsbeek, Jason Westra, Craig Disselkoen, Caren E. Smith, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Identification and Analysis of Bacterial Genomic Metabolic Signatures, Nathaniel Bowerman, Nathan L. Tintle, Matthew DeJongh, and Aaron A. Best

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Illustrating, Quantifying, and Correcting for Bias in Post-hoc Analysis of Gene-Based Rare Variant Tests of Association, Kelsey E. Grinde, Jaron Arbet, Alden Green, Michael O'Connell, Alessandra Valcarcel, Jason Westra, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Improved Performance of Gene Set Analysis on Genome-Wide Transcriptomics Data When Using Gene Activity State Estimates, Thomas Kamp, Micah Adams, Craig Disselkoen, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Improvements to Bayesian Gene Activity State Estimation from Genome-Wide Transcriptomics Data, Craig Disselkoen, Nathan Hekman, Brian Gilbert, Sydney Benson, Matthew Anderson, Matthew DeJongh, Aaron Best, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Lies, Statistics, Mathematics and the Truth, Nathan L. Tintle

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Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Mathematical Beauty, Mike Janssen

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Mathematical Justice?, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Omega-6 Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: Pooled Analysis of Individual-Level Data for 39 740 Adults from 20 Prospective Cohort Studies, Jason H Y Wu, Matti Marklund, Fumiaki Imamura, Nathan L. Tintle, Andres V Ardisson Korat, Janette de Goede, Xia Zhou, Wei-Sin Yang, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Janine Kroger, Waqas Qureshi, Jyrki K. Virtanen, Julie K. Bassett, Alexis C. Frazier-Wood, Maria Lankinen, Rachel A. Murphy, Kalina Rajaobelina, Liana C. Del Gobbo, Nita G. Forouhi, Robert Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick Wareham, Anya Kalsbeek, Jenna Veenstra, Juhua Luo, Frank B. Hu, Hung-Ju Lin, David S. Siscovick, Heiner Boeing, Tzu-An Chen, Brian Steffen, Lyn M. Steffen, Allison Hodge, Gudny Eriksdottir, Albert V. Smith, Vilmunder Gudnason, Tamara B. Harris, Ingeborg A. Brouwer, Claudine Berr, Catherine Helmer, Cecilia Samieri, Markku Laakso, Michael Y. Tsai, Graham G. Giles, Tarja Nurmi, Lynne Wagenknecht, Matthias B. Schulze, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Kuo-Liong Chien, Sabita S. Soedamah-Muthu, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Qi Sun, William S. Harris, Lars Lind, Johan Arnlov, Ulf Riserus, Renata Micha, and Dariush Mozaffairian

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Powerful Method for Including Genotype Uncertainty in Tests of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Andrew Beck, Alexander Luedtke, Keli Liu, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Specifications Grading in a First Course in Abstract Algebra, Mike Janssen

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Spot It! Mathematical Structure in a Children's Game, Tom Clark

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The Calculus of Charity, Tom Clark

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Weighing Fog: Hands on Modeling for Day 1 of Differential Equations, Tom Clark

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Who is My Neighbor?, Tom Clark

Faculty Work from 2016

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A Multistep Approach to Single Nucleotide Polymorphism–Set Analysis: An Evaluation of Power and Type I Error of Gene-Based Tests of Association after Pathway-Based Association Tests, Alessandra Valcarcel, Kelsey Griinde, Kaitlyn Cook, Alden Green, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Analyzing Unique-Matching Games Using Elementary Mathematics, Calvin Jongsma and Tom Clark

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Approaches to Christian Education: From Elusive Towards a Larger and Deeper Approach, Derek Schuurman

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Assessing the Association Between Quantitative Maturity and Student Performance in Simulation-Based and Non-Simulation Based Introductory Statistics, Nathan L. Tintle

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Bayesian Framework for the Classification of Microbial Gene Activity States, Craig Disselkoen, Brian Greco, Kaitlyn Cook, Kristin Koch, Reginald Lerebours, Chase Viss, Joshua Cape, Elizabeth Held, Yonatan Ashenafi, Karen Fischer, Allyson Acosta, Mark Cunningham, Aaron A. Best, Matthew DeJongh, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Be Not Afraid... To Vote for a Third-Party Conservative Candidate, Tom Clark

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Broadening the Impact and Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Curricula for Introductory Statistics, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, and Jill VanderStoep

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Comparing Machine Learning and Logistic Regression Methods for Predicting Hypertension Using a Combination of Gene Expression and Next-Generation Sequencing Data, Elizabeth Held, Joshua Cape, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Computing and Applying Atomic Regulons to Understand Gene Expression and Regulation, Jose P. Faria, James J. Davis, Janaka N. Edirisinghe, Ronald C. Taylor, Pamela B. Weisenhorn, Robert D. Olson, Rick Stevens, Miguel Rocha, Isabel Rocha, Aaron A. Best, Matthew DeJongh, Nathan L. Tintle, Bruce Parrelo, Ross Overbeek, and Christopher S. Henry

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Data Revolution, Nathan L. Tintle

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 0, Table of Contents and Preface, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 1, Sentential Logic, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 2, Predicate Logic, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 3, Mathematical Induction and Peano Arithmetic, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 4, Basic Set Theory & Combinatorics, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 5, Set Theory & Infinity, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 6, Functions & Equivalence Relations, Calvin Jongsma

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Discrete Mathematics: Chapter 7, Posets, Lattices, & Boolean Algebra, Calvin Jongsma

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Effects of Growth Mindset Training on Undergraduate Statistics Students, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Empty Patch of Sky, Tom Clark

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Explorers and Immigrants, Nathan L. Tintle

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Faith Connections in the Math Classroom, Valorie L. Zonnefeld and Ryan G. Zonnefeld

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General Approach for Combining Diverse Rare Variant Association Tests Provides Improved Robustness Across a Wider Range of Genetic Architectures, Brian Greco, Allison Hainline, Jaron Arbet, Kelsey Grinde, Alejandra Benitez, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Healing Hearts and Hurts, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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He Meant to Pass by Them, Mike Janssen

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Home- and Hospital-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise: The Important Role of Physician Recommendation, Susan L. Dunn, L. Maureen Dunn, Madison P. Buursma, Jacob A. Clark, Lucas Vander Berg, Holli A. DeVon, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Homer Hanky, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Impact of Home- and Hospital-Based Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation on Hopelessness in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease, Susan L. Dunn, L. Maureen Dunn, Nicole P. Rieth, Grace B. Olamijulo, Lien L. Swieringa, Theresa P. Holden, Jacob A. Clark, Holli A. DeVon, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Improving Proof-Writing with Reading Guides, Mike Janssen

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Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Machine Learning and Data Mining in Complex Genomic Data - A Review on the Lessons Learned in Genetic Analysis Workshop 19, Inke R. Konig, Jonathan Auerbach, Damian Gola, Elizabeth Held, Emily R. Holzinger, Marc-Andre Legault, Rui Sun, Nathan L. Tintle, and Hsin-Chou Yang

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Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Mindset Training for Undergraduates in Developmental Mathematics, Valorie L. Zonnefeld and Kate Van Weelden

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Modeling Lotic Organism Populations with Partial Differential Equations, Chase Viss, Tom Clark, and Eric Eager

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Negotiating for Release Time and Leave, Maura Mast and Nathan L. Tintle

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Philosophical Introduction to Set Theory (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Projective Geometry Hidden Inside: Can You Spot It?, Tom Clark

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Sharing the Gospel Well, Nathan L. Tintle

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Standards-Based Assessment in a Developmental Math Course, Valorie L. Zonnefeld, Michal Huizenga, Aaron Van Beek, and Kate Van Weelden

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Student Performance in Curricula Centered on Simulation-Based Inference: A Preliminary Report, Beth Chance, Jimmy Wong, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Waldschmidt Constant for Squarefree Monomial Ideals, Christian Bocci, Susan Cooper, Elena Guardo, Brian Harbourne, Mike Janssen, Uwe Nagel, Alexandra Seceleanu, Adam Van Tuyl, and Thanh Vu

Faculty Work from 2015

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120 Seconds, Kari Sandouka

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Answering Your Question: The Electronics Effect, Kari Sandouka

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Application, Mike Janssen

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Cautions About the Reliability of Pairwise Gene Correlations Based on Expression Data, Scott Powers, Matthew De Jongh, Aaron Best, and Nathan L. Tintle

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Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods Throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, and Jill VanderStoep

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Computers and Procrastination: Why So Little Research?, Nick Breems

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Critical Thinking and High-Level Discourse in a 1:1 Environment, Ryan G. Zonnefeld and Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Developing the Horizon Content Knowledge of Teachers through a Math Teachers’ Circle, Tom Clark

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Emphasizing the Entire Research Process Throughout the Curriculum: The Next Step in Real Data Integration in Introductory Statistics Courses, Nathan L. Tintle

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Experiencing a Paradigm Shift: Teaching Statistics Through Simulation-Based Inference, Nathan L. Tintle, Dave Klanderman, and Mandi Maxwell

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If A, Then B: How the World Discovered Logic (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

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Impressions from Sioux Center, Derek Schuurman

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Introduction to Statistical Investigations, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth L. Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, and Jill L. VanderStoep

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Mathematician's Apology, Tom Clark

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Mindsets, Attitudes, and Achievement in Undergraduate Statistics Courses, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Modest or Prude? Redeeming Our Wardrobes, Valorie L. Zonnefeld