Carl J. Strikwerda, Ph.D.
Carl J. Strikwerda is the 14th president of Elizabethtown College, having served previously as dean of arts and sciences at the College of William and Mary and associate dean at the University of Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. He regularly teaches a course on “Peace and War in a Global World.”
President Strikwerda has published articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post and Inside Higher Ed, as well as three books. He has also published numerous articles on European and global history and a book with Anne-Marie McCartan, “Deans and Development: Making the Case for the Liberal Arts.”
President Strikwerda has served as a historical consultant to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves on boards for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Council for European Studies, the Lancaster County Economic Development Company and public radio and TV station witf, Harrisburg.