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Dr. Stephen W. Offutt

stephen_offuttAssistant Professor of Development Studies


  • Faith based International Development
  • Christian Development
  • Missions


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Boston University, 2009
  • M.A., International Relations (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University), 2000
  • B.A., Political Science, Wheaton College, 1995

Dr. Steve Offutt is a sociologist of religion with a strong interest in faith based international development. He has taught in the Human Needs & Global Resources program at Wheaton College and at Eastern University’s School for Leadership & Development. Steve has also been a Fello at Nortre Dame’s Centerfor the Study of Religion and Society, and at Boston University’s Center for Global Mission and Christianity.

He received his B.A. in Political Science (Wheaton 1995), his M.A. in International Relations (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University 2000), and his Ph.D. in Sociology (Boston University 2009). In addition to his scholarly activities, Steve has worked for more than five years in Christian development and missions organizations in Central America and Southern Africa. He and his wife, Amy, have three daughters; Addy, Emily, and Gabriella.


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