Professor Dean Shoop, of the BLC Business Administration Department, teaches an economics class.

Dean Shoop

Dean Shoop retired in May 2019 after teaching at Bethany after 38 years. See Shoop’s story in the Bethany Magazine.


  • M.B.A. from Minnesota State University, 1994
  • M.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison,1984
  • B.A. from Augsburg College, 1977
  • A.A. from Bethany Lutheran College, 1975

Academic Interests

Business and economics. Shoop also enjoys history.

Teaching Experience

  • Bethany Lutheran College, 1981-present
  • Annandale High School, 1977-1981


Born and raised in DeKalb, Illinois, Shoop is a Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Bears fan. Shoop has three children and five grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling and has recently visited Chile, Argentina, China, France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. The latest books he’s read include “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, “Boomerang” by Michael Lewis, and “Boss” by Mike Royko.