Dr. Stepp joins the faculty at Aristoi following a two-year appointment at Cornell University where he taught medieval literature, speculative fiction, composition, Spanish language, and English as a Second Language. He holds a BS degree in Physics/Astronomy and an MA in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University, an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies from Háskoli Íslands (The University of Iceland), and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. He is a contributor to SFRA Review and The Journal of Martial Art Studies, is editing a forthcoming book on Proemial Patterning in the Icelandic Sagas as well as a new, facing-page translation of the Icelandic Magnússona saga. Dr. Stepp grew up internationally and attended many small schools with an environment similar to Aristoi, and he looks forward to meeting students, parents, and the Katy community.