Stephen Cole


Stephen L. Cole

Professor of Biology

AB; Biology, 1967, Bethany Nazarene College
MS; Zoology, 1971, Oklahoma State University
PhD; 1980, Entomology, University of Kansas

“I love to share the wonders of the living world with a vibrant group of students as a way of celebrating the creative goodness of God. And, I love sharing the joys and tribulations of academic life with a community of spirit-led faculty."

—Stephen L. Cole

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Donald S. Metz Award, for Distinctive Academic Contributions, Gamma Epsilon, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2002-2003.
  • President's Award, Faculty Member of the Year, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1989


  • Cole, S., 1988. Topic: environment, in Share His Spirit With the Nation (F. Fullerton, ed.) Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City. pp. 65-88.
  • Klotz, H. H., S. L. Cole and H. R. Kuhns, 1985. Crest-line orientation in Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Degeer). Insectes Sociaux 32(3): 305-312.
  • S. L. Cole and J. Wilhm, 1973. Effect of Phenol on Oxygen Uptake Rate of a Laboratory Population of Chironomus attenuatus (Walk.) 7: 1691-1700.


  • Section leader/presenter: Faith, Learning and Living Conference, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, June 16-19, 2001. (Member of the Planning Committee)
  • “A Biological View of Humanness” Consultation on Religion and Science for Professors of Science and Religion in the Colleges and Universities of The Church of the Nazarene. Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri March 26-29, 1998
  • “Self-Organizing Systems”; Seminar on Cosmology; Nazarene Theological Seminary; April 4-5, 1997.
  • Faith, Learning and Living Conference; Southern Nazarene University, Summer, 1996 (member of Advisory Committee)
  • Response to: “The Natural Sciences and Informed Christian Discipleship,” by Al Truesdale. Presented at: A Consultation on the Relationship Between the Wesleyan Tradition and the Natural Sciences, October 19, 1991, Kansas City, Missouri.

Involvement at MNU

  • “Contemporary Science" course, M.A.P.P. program, MNU; an online, blended course;  Fall 2003; Spring 2004

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