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David Brian Boersema

David Brian Boersema, American philosopher, educator. Recipient S.S. Johnson award for teaching Pacific University, 1994, Arthur and Lois Graves award Pomona College, 1994; Josip Juraj Malone Faculty fellow National Council on United States-Arab Relations, 1992, Hewlett fellow Pacific University, 2000; George F. Baker scholar, 1972.


  • Boersema, David Brian was born on December 23, 1951 in Fort Monroe, Virginia, United States. Son of Munroe Eskel and Waneeta Diana (Wren) Boersema.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1973. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1985.


    • Instructor Jackson (Michigan) Community College, 1977-1978, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1979-1982, Delta College, Midland, Michigan, 1982-1984. Assistant professor Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1985-1991, associate professor, 1991-1997, professor philosophy, since 1997, Douglas C. Strain professor of natural philosophy, chair, since 1990, Distinguished University professor, since 2003.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, History of Science Society, Philosophy of Science Society, Sigma Xi.


    • father: Munroe Eskel Boersema
    • mother: Waneeta Diana (Wren) Boersema
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    Born December 23, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      Hope College
    • 1978
      Michigan State University
    • 1985
      Michigan State University
    • 1977 - 1978
      Instructor, Jackson (Michigan) Community College
    • 1979 - 1982
      Instructor, Jackson (Michigan) Community College
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      Instructor, Jackson (Michigan) Community College
      Midland, Cayman Islands
    • 1985 - 1991
      assistant, professor Pacific University
      Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
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