Randall VanderMey, Ph.D.

Professor of English
(805) 565-7145

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 105

Office Available

Fall 2020
Zoom Office Hours:  TuTh  11 am - 12 pm
and by appointment



English romantic and neoclassic literature, literary theory, composition pedagogy, creative writing, journalism, Dante and classical mythology


Dr. VanderMey came to Westmont in 1990. He graduated from Calvin College, earned a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and completed a doctorate at the University of Iowa. He has studied film, Christian clichés, chaos theory, contemporary poetry, and visionary literature and now focuses on writing poetry. Inspired by the way great poets have wrestled with human desire, he explores this topic in class and in his own work. He has published “The College Writer:  A Guide to Thinking, Writing and Research,” “God Talk: Triteness and Truth in Christian Clichés,” and poems in numerous publications.