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David Bronkema

David Bronkema

David Bronkema chairs the International Development Programs in the School of Leadership and Development, Eastern University. He is also Associate Professor of International Development and the Templeton Chair of Christian Service Through Entrepreneurship.  He holds a B.A., Swarthmore College (Political Science); M.A., Yale University (International Relations); and a Ph.D, Yale University (Sociocultural Anthropology). Before coming to Eastern, Dr. Bronkema worked in international development for 13 years. His publications, writings and talks have focused on religion and development, the intersection between business, civil society, faith, and justice in the context of social change, and the community development and advocacy.

Contact Information

Phone: 610-225-5068
Fax: 484-581-1276
Email: dbronkem@eastern.edu  
Read his CV here.


  • Ph.D. Yale University (2005)
  • M.A. Yale University (1993)
  • B.A. Swarthmore College (1983)

Research Interests and Selected Publications

  • "Business as Ministry." PRISM, January/February 2012, p. 36.
  • "Evangelical Development Practice: Whither into the Future?" Guest editor of special issue of Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 26(2) (April 2009).
  • "Firm Foundations: Christian NGOs, Civil Society, and Social Change," in Roland Hoksbergen and Lowell Ewert, eds, Local Ownership, Global Change: Will Society Save the World? (Monrovia: World Vision/MARC)
  • "Foster Just and Sustainable Economic Development," in Glen Stassen, ed, Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press)

Professional Associations and Service

  • Community Development Society
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • National Association of Applied Anthropology
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Board Member: Association of Development Through Education (ADE)

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