Dr. Douglas Van Wieren ’88
The Hope College Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Dr. Douglas Van Wieren ’88, on Saturday, April 27, during the Annual Alumni Banquet.
Van Wieren has been a site-reliability engineer with Google since 2017, and previously spent several years in higher education — in administration, teaching and research — in the United States and abroad. He was the
founding dean of the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia, which opened in 2004, and was involved in every aspect of the school, including writing the original curricula, recruiting faculty, establishing
class schedules, and setting up and maintaining the first computer laboratories. As a research fellow at Harvard University, he was part of a group focused on enhancing science instruction. On the faculty of the
New York Institute of Technology’s campus in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, he taught programming courses of all levels, coached academic teams and served in other capacities.
Additional information about Alumni Weekend and more extensive biographical sketches of both alumni
are available online.