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Stephen Shumaker

Stephen Shumaker
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 570.585.9340
Office room number: 337 Jackson Hall

Ph.D., University of Dallas
M.A., University of Dallas
B.A., The Master’s College

About Dr. Shumaker:
Dr. Stephen Shumaker has taught at BBC for over 10 years and is the current Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He grew up in Japan, studied in Israel, and taught in Italy. He is married to Susie, his wife since 1990, and enjoys his lively children, Stephen, Autumn, and Micah. He earned his doctorate in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas’ Institute of Philosophic Studies. His teaching focuses on the use of the Scriptures and great books for the sake of confronting and transforming students’ worldviews. As he would have it: Nothing is more practical than the pursuit of clarity and comprehensiveness of perspective.

"To quote the Apostle Paul: My greatest desire for my students is that “the eyes of their heart may be enlightened” through their “walking worthy of their calling.” I am convinced that nothing is more practical than clarity and comprehensiveness of perspective, and that nothing contributes more to this than a heart that is sensitive and ready to obey in the very smallest things of life. Beyond this I leave it to God to lead his children as he sees fit." -Dr. Steve Shumaker