Dr. Stockman joined the faculty at I.U. South Bend in January 2013 after previously teaching at DePaul University in Chicago for 19 years. He is adjunct faculty teaching courses in Religious Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1990.
Dr. Stockman has taught courses on all the major world religious traditions. At I.U. South Bend he teaches Jews, Christians, and Muslims; East Asian Religions; Introduction to the Old Testament; Introduction to the New Testament; Religion on America; and Introduction to Islam.
Dr. Stockman's graduate education focused on the history of religion in the United States, particularly 1870-1920, and his doctoral dissertation was on the rise of the Baha'i Faith in the United States, 1894-1912. He has published three books on Baha'i history and a biography pertaining to that period and one academic textbook on the Baha'i Faith. He is currently editing a multi-author survey of Baha'i history, scriptures, geographical spread, and teachings for Zondervan, scheduled for publication on 2021.