Born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Steve graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in his home state, where he majored in English and discovered his lifetime love for the intersection of Christianity and Literature. He also played outfield for the baseball team, a career that culminated in his playing in the Hawaii Collegiate League, one of the country’s premier wood bat leagues.
Steve completed his graduate studies at the University of Dallas. He took an interdisciplinary degree in the Humanities, combining the pursuit of History, Philosophy, Theology, and Literature. Steve went on to satisfy his dual concentration in Philosophy and Literature with independent research projects on the religious epistemology in Blaise Pascal’s Of the Geometrical Spirit and the Christian Humanism in François Rabelais’s Gargantua and Pantagruel. In addition, various texts have nourished both his intellectual and spiritual life, including Plato’s Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Bonaventure’s Collations on the Hexaemeron, Dante’s Commedia, Langland’s Piers Plowman, Newman’s Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, and Melville’s Moby-Dick.
A member of the Humanities Department, Steve brings an extensive background in boarding school life to Brook Hill, having previously taught at Blair Academy in New Jersey and Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. He and his wife, Elizabeth, a native Texan, live in Teaselville with their three children: Anthony, Gianna, and Sylvia.