David Kan Joins Biology Faculty

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 25, 2022) – Dr. David Kan joined the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Natural Science in the College of Arts and Science.

Kan earned a BS in science from Pennsylvania State University and an MD from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School with a specialization in ophthalmology. He also has an MA in Bible and a PhD in theology with a focus on the Old Testament from BJU.

“Dr. Kan comes to the biology department as a medical doctor and a theologian. He will be able to connect well with those going into the health care profession and help them achieve their goals,” said Dr. David Boyd, head of the BJU Department of Biology. “With his credentials, he will provide experienced counsel to our students seeking to further their education in medical school and graduate school. As a theologian, his biblical perspective will permeate his teaching and advising.”

Kan has extensive teaching experience. He has served as a private tutor for various science disciplines. He has also taught photojournalism in the Houston Independent School District in Houston, Texas. After teaching mathematics and science for Cambridge Education, he taught Bible courses at Bob Jones University. 

Kan is teaching Principles of Biology and Biological Science classes this semester.

“The Unversity has been very good to me (and to my family)—both academically and personally,” said Kan. “Having the chance to teach at BJU would let me give back to a ministry critical in my spiritual development while also satisfying my own desire to shape the worldview of college students at a formative time in their lives.”

Kan and his wife, Amy, have six children. They attend Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He teaches Sunday School classes and assists with photography for church events.