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PhD Candidate, Casual Research Assistant
School of Social Sciences

Cradle Coast Campus

Steffan is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant for the School of Social Sciences.

He is a qualitative researcher with expertise in the sociology of religion. His PhD is exploring religious identification and change, specifically among Pentecostal churches in Tasmania.

Steffan has also worked as a casual Research Assistant conducting qualitative interviews for the Australian Research Council project entitled, Religious freedom, LGBT+ workers and the right to discriminate led by Professor Douglas Ezzy.

Biography

Since graduation from the University of Tasmania in 2012, with a Bachelor in Education (Hons), Steffan has been a primary school teacher on the North West Coast.

Steffan is a credentialed pastor with CRC Churches International, and together with his wife, Hannah (BPsychSc, DipLdrshp), Steffan is a Youth Pastor at a local church in Burnie

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Theology, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Education with Honours, University of Tasmania, 2012. Thesis: Student-teacher relationships – an exploration of how values inform practice

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Since 2012, Steffan has been a primary school teacher on the North West Coast. He has taught across independent, Catholic, and government schools and has a thorough working knowledge of the Australian Curriculum, and pedagogy. Since graduating from university, Steffan has continued to develop his expertise though various professional development courses.

Research Appointments

In 2021, Steffan was a Research Assistant on an Australian Research Council grant, for the project entitled, Religious freedom, LGBT+ workers and the right to discriminate. Steffan works with Professor Douglas Ezzy who is the lead investigator on the project.