Professor of History & Political Studies
- B.A., M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
- Ph.D., University of Southern California
Dr. John Stead has served on The Master’s University faculty since 1970. He also served as Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1979 to 1995. His doctoral work focused on Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and American Politics. Dr. Stead has been heavily involved with issues concerning the college’s accreditation and the expansion of the academic program over the last three decades. His primary areas of academic interest and research include contemporary church-state relationships and the impact of the church on current political and social public policy.
Dr. Stead and his wife Ellen have been married for over 50 years and have four grown children and 15 grandchildren.