Steve graduated from Olivet in 2005, obtained his M.A. in physics at the University of Mississippi in 2007, and completed a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame in 2014. During his time at Olivet as a student he worked for four years as a planetarium operator, with experience on both opto-mechanical and digital projectors. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences at Olivet. Besides astronomy, he teaches history of science and honors courses. His faculty page can be found at geology.olivet.edu/case.htm.