Stephan is an assistant professor of Ancient Scripture. Before coming to BYU, Stephan worked in Seminaries and Institutes from 2005 to 2022. He has a PhD from BYU in instructional psychology and technology. His research focuses on homiletics (the art of preaching), narrative instruction, and ancient scripture. Other academic interests include philosophy, theology, and interfaith dialogue. Stephan and his wife Kirsten have six children. In his free time, Stephan loves reading, writing, hiking, and music.