Prof. Stephen Bell
Lecturer in English
Stephen Bell grew up an inveterate bibliophile, devouring everything from Dr. Seuss to C.S. Lewis. The many adjustments and relocations required of him as an Army brat and (after graduating from Wheaton College) as an Army officer molded him into someone comfortable in nearly any setting. He tackled his 20s at a breakneck pace, managing to fit in eight years of Active Duty and National Guard service, a one-year stint as the Director of Military Education for Liberty’s Distance Learning Program, a Masters degree at the University of Virginia, and five years of teaching literature for Azusa Pacific University with a Humanities satellite program near Yosemite National Park. His internalization of the profound Wheaton maxim, “All Truth is God’s Truth,” has developed in him an eager desire to see the many traces of God’s presence found in His creation and in the diversity of His people. He also feels that Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, The Brothers Karamazov, should be required reading for every Christian college student. Stephen is currently pursuing his doctorate on the ways that memory and identity intersect in the works of Salman Rushdie at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
B.A., English, Wheaton College (1997).
M.A., English, University of Virginia (2002).
doctoral coursework (ongoing), Indiana University of Pennsylvania