Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

Dr. Stephen Holtrop 

Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs
Professor of Education

Dr. Holtrop is the Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs and teaches curriculum design and technology courses in the Master of Education program. His administrative duties include overseeing the graduate, adult, and online programs on campus and directing the Master of Education graduate program. He joined the Huntington University Department of Education in 1992 as a specialist in secondary education and technology. Since then his administrative roles have included department chair, accreditation coordinator, Assistant Dean for Assessment, and Acting Director of the Professional Programs for adults. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a degree in secondary English education.

For six years, he taught English and journalism in Miami, Florida, and Orange City, Iowa. His master's degree from the University of Iowa was in English education and journalism education, and he earned his doctorate in English education with an emphasis on teaching writing. Dr. Holtrop has served on the national boards of the Christian Adult Higher Education Association and the Center for Research in Adult Learning. He has also served on the Teacher Education Committee of the Indiana Department of Education and has served as state chair for teacher education accreditation teams at colleges around the state. He co-edited books entitled Nurturing and Reflective Teachers: A Christian Approach for the 21st Century and In Transition: Adult Higher Education Governance in Private Institutions.  He has also published and presented on adult learning, governance restructuring, online education, assessment, accreditation, curriculum development, faculty development, faith integration, home schooling, and educational technology.

Steve and his wife, Sharon, have been married 32 years and have three adult-aged children. Steve enjoys sailing, canoeing, hiking, travel, and photography.


Dr. Stephen Holtrop, Huntington University, a Christian college