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Dr. Gary Steward

Dean and Associate Professor of History - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Gary Steward views the teaching of history as a way of making informed followers of Christ. He seeks to instill in his students a love of learning, and he uses the exploration of history to cultivate discernment, wisdom, and virtue. Dr. Steward believes that history sheds light on the human condition and provides needed practical insights into the situations that Christians find themselves in today.

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Hello! We’re thrilled you’re checking out the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at CCU. Here, we hope you can get acquainted with our faculty, students, and academic programs.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty are deeply committed to teaching from a Christian worldview in a way that values the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Our focus as a school is on developing outstanding academic programs and cultivating powerful learning environments across all of our programs, through which you will be transformed and equipped to impact the world with wisdom, grace, and truth. Toward that end, we will challenge you intellectually, teach you to think about all of life from a biblical perspective, give you a variety of learning opportunities, cultivate your spiritual growth, and help you develop into a thoughtful leader within your chosen vocation.

We seek to attract and develop a world-class faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners and who are devoted to student learning and development. Our faculty's scholarship inform our teaching and give students opportunities to participate in research and inquiry. As such, our faculty often go out of their way to get to know students and develop mentoring relationships that have a significant impact on their lives.

Regardless of what you choose to study, we are here to help you succeed by equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to accomplish your goals. We hope you’ll let us partner with you as you take the next steps to become the person God has designed you to be and a leader who God uses to make a transformational impact in the world.

Warmly in Christ,
Gary L. Steward, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of History