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John C. Knapp

John C. Knapp
12th President of Hope College
In office
July 1, 2013 – Present
Preceded by James E. Bultman
Personal details
Residence Holland, MI
Alma mater Georgia State University, Columbia Theological Seminary, University of Wales
Religion Reformed

John C. Knapp, Ph.D., is the 12th president of Hope College, a private Christian liberal arts college located in Holland, Michigan.[1]

Dr. Knapp was appointed president of Hope College on July 1, 2013.[2] In addition to his presidential appointment, Knapp is also a Professor of Religion and Professor of Management.

Prior to his presidency at Hope College, Dr. Knapp served as founding director of


External links

  1. ^ McVicar, Brian. "Hope College's New President is John Knapp of Alabama's Samford University". Mentions. Christian Reformed Church of America. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Garrison, Greg (27 March 2013). "Samford University Professor John C. Knapp named president of Hope College in Michigan".  
  3. ^ Samford University. "Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership". Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Garrison, Greg. "Samford University Professor John C. Knapp named president of Hope College in Michigan". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Kara. "2008 News Releases". Samford Announces Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Samford University. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Georgia State University. "The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics Joins Robinson College of Business". J. Mack Robinson College of Business. GSU. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Hope College. "John C. Knapp Named 12th President of Hope College". Hope College. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Columbia Theological Seminary. "Columbia Theological Seminary". 
  9. ^ Hope College. "A Profile of President-Elect Dr. John C. Knapp". Hope College. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Hope College. "Biography of John C. Knapp". Hope College. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Knapp, John C. (December 30, 2006). For the Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in the 21st Century. Praeger Publishers.  
  12. ^ Knapp, John C. (September 1, 2007). Leaders on Ethics: Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges. Praeger Publishers.  
  13. ^ Knapp, John C. (October 22, 2009). The Business of Higher Education. ABC-CLIO Publishers.  
  14. ^ Lederman, Doug. "The Business of Higher Education". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Knapp, John C. (December 20, 2011). How the Church Fails Buisnesspeople (and What Can Be Done About It). Eerdmans.  
  16. ^ Hope College. "Biography of John C. Knapp". Hope College. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  17. ^ Hope College. "Biography of John Knapp". Kennesaw State University. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  18. ^ Great Lakes Colleges Association. "GLCA Board of Directors". 
  19. ^ MIAA. "Michican Intercollegiate Athletic Association". 
  20. ^ Van Andel Institute. "Van Andel Institute Board of Governors". 
  21. ^ Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. "Rutland Institute for Ethics". 
  22. ^ Caux Round Table. "Caux Round Table Fellows". 
  23. ^ Georgia Humanities Council. "Georgia Humanities Council". 
  24. ^ Alabama Humanities Foundation. "Alabama Humanities Foundation". 
  25. ^ Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau". 
  26. ^ PRSA Georgia. "PRSA Georgia". 
  27. ^ SHRM-Atlanta. "SHRM-Atlanta". 


President Knapp is active on Twitter @PresKnapp and connects with his students regularly through the social media site. In addition, he was featured in an article published by Eduventures entitled Commit, Connect, Engage: How College and University Presidents are using Twitter.

[27], Atlanta.Society for Human Resource Management and [26] Knapp previously taught courses in the doctoral program at

President Knapp has published four books titled For the Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in the 21st Century (Praeger, 2006);[11] Leaders on Ethics: Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges (Praeger, 2007);[12] and The Business of Higher Education (three volumes) (ABC-CLIO, 2009),[13][14] three volumes with a focus in understanding how universities cope with pressure to strengthen accountability and efficiency. His most recent book, How the Church Fails Businesspeople (and What Can Be Done About It) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011),[15] provides insight regarding the relationship between faith and work.[16]

In 1981, Knapp earned a Bachelor of Science degree in urban life with a concentration in communication from Columbia Theological Seminary[8] in 1995. In 1999, Dr. Knapp earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Wales,[9] United Kingdom.[10] At the time, he was an Honorary Visiting Lecturer at the university. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) degree by Hope College in 2013.

[7] at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.[6]

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