Raised in the East Texas town of Texarkana, Dr. Stutsman attended Stephen F. Austin State University after graduation from High School. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he afterwards worked for The Dow Chemical Company for two years. In 1976, he applied for and was accepted into the Graduate Program at Baylor University in Waco where he received his Masters of Science degree in microbiology. Later, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.
His wife Karen and he have two daughters. The oldest is married and lives in Dallas to the delight of her parents. The youngest daughter will graduate from Texas A&M University, as did her sister. Ideally she will come back to Dallas to live, but we are comfortable in leaving that in God’s hands!
An interesting side note of Dr. Stutsman is his past hobby performing standup comedy. The Colgate Company sponsored a nationwide search for “America’s Funniest Dentist”. He competed in Los Angeles and New York and won this award in 1992. He was active in the after dinner speaking scene until recently when this hobby was replaced with a cruiser motorcycle. He takes long and short trips around town and into surrounding states and absolutely enjoys riding, EXCEPT in the dog days of our Dallas summers.