In his role as Dean of Students at Taylor University, Indiana, Steve led a department of 50 people, facilitated holistic, co-curricular learning experiences for students, and implemented facility renovations and construction that created synergies for institutional growth and development, overseeing 10 space and place projects worth over $50 million. Steve remains active in a number of professional organizations, presenting at conferences on topics from residence life to helicopter parents to crisis management in student affairs. As a current Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University, Steve is writing a dissertation on a how campus mission is expressed in the physical environment. Steve received his B.A. from Taylor University and M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University.