Associate Director for Faculty Development
Steve became the associate director for faculty development for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) in 2008.
Among his responsibilities at the Center for Teaching Excellence, he directs the TA program, plans faculty and TA workshops, and develops teaching and learning resources. Steve is currently developing resources and online initiatives to support Duquesne’s adjunct faculty. He also directs the graduate student awards for excellence in teaching.
Steve lives in Verona, Pa., with his family. He enjoys staying busy outdoors doing gardening, hiking, biking, camping and cross-country skiing.
Ph.D. Systematic Theology. Duquesne University
S.T.M. Hebrew Bible. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
M.Div. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
B.S. Pastoral Studies. Liberty University
"Designing a Competency-Based Approach to Graduate & Professional Student Development." With Alan Kalish, Laura Border, Elizabeth Chandler, Joanna Gilmore, Lauren Griffith, Tershia Pinder-Grover, Bill Rando, S. Spencer Robinson and Linda von Hoene. Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2012, Seattle, WA.
"Steps Toward a Framework for an Intended Curriculum for Graduate and Professional Students: How We Talk about What We Do." With Alan Kalish, S. Spencer Robinson, Laura Border, Elizabeth Chandler, Mark Connolly, Lynn Jones Eaton, Joanna Gilmore, Lauren Griffith, Tershia Pinder-Grover, and Linda von Hoene. Special Issue: Mapping the Range of Graduate Student Professional Development. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, vol. 14, 2011.
"Leveraging Existing PFF (Preparing Future Faculty) Resources to Create a Certificate of University Teaching." With Amy Criniti Phillips and Steven Hansen. Special Issue: Mapping the Range of Graduate Student Professional Development. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, vol. 14, 2011.
“Engaged Reading: Getting Students Beyond the Yellow Highlighter.” Interactive Session presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2008, Reno, NV.
Selected Professional Experience
Invited workshop presenter for various departments and schools at Duquesne University and Middlesex County College’s Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching.
Served as an Adjunct Instructor for Duquesne’s Department of Theology and Gannon University’s Pastoral Ministry Program.
Pastoral ministry in Western Pennsylvania and Maryland.