Dr. Schuurman worked for several years in industry before returning to academia. His interest in computers began in his early teens with his first computer, a Timex-Sinclair ZX-81. He is also interested in the bigger picture (metaphorically, not in the number-of-pixels sense) and the various issues related to faith and technology. He has taught computer science at both Redeemer University College and Dordt University prior to teaching computer science at Calvin University. He has participated in various service projects with computing in developing countries. He is author of the book Shaping a Digital World and is available to speak to groups as time allows.

He is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, member (and past board member) of the ACMS, senior member of the IEEE, member of the ACM, member of the Christian Engineering Society, and a founding member of Faith and AI.


Research interests include robotics and computer vision, embedded systems and IoT, as well as faith and technology issues.

I am currently serving as a book review editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith covering topics on computers, engineering, and technology. I am also a regular contributor to Christian Courier and the Christian Scholars Review Blog.

Recent Publications

Some recent publications are listed below, but a more extensive list of publications and presentations are also available.

Recent Selected Articles
Talks and Interviews