Dr. Stephen Shumaker grew up in Japan, studied in Israel, and taught in Italy. His academic achievements continue to be shaped by his experiences. Dr. Shumaker was the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He has also constructed and directed a unique honors program called the “Honors Core,” which blended academics, leadership and ministry services. He led faculty Great Books discussion with the undergraduate college faculty and he constructed and continued to direct a unique Christian Great Books M.A., centering on the comparison and contrast between various worldviews as articulated in the Bible and various Great Books of the Western world.