Dr. Stephen Shaw


I taught for more than 40 years in the Catholic school system in Chicago as well as teaching for several community colleges in the Chicago area. I also now teach at Lewis University in Romeoville and the University of St Francis in Joliet. I have taught for IVS since its beginnings.

I became a teacher because I admired my own teachers in high school. They were Dominican nuns from Columbus, Ohio, and always seemed to care for their students. I hope to continue to pass on that care and learning to my students.

Favorite Quote: "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul--and sings the tunes without the words--and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson