Laura Dijkhuizen (MSc.-PhD Candidate at VU University) is appointed as lecturer and as (Assistant) Dean for School of Divinity with prospect of becoming full Academic Dean later on this year. Laura is an expert in Pentecostalism especially in African context. Laura is an experienced educator and lecturer in theology. She is author of several books Kus van Afrika (Kiss from Africa) (Boekscout 2013), Hart als Basis (The heart as the Basis) (Kok, 2014) and Typisch Evangelisch, een stroming in perspectief (Typical Evangelical, a movement in perspective) (Ark Media, 2017) She co-authored the book Zonden en dochters profeteren (Boekencentrum, 2016). Laura Dijkhuizen is currently the vice-chair of Missie Nederland.