WorldWide Multicultural Research
Santa Barbara, California  USA

UCSB Global Economy Class

Transcultural Learning / Transcultural Teaching / Transcultural Education /
Transcultural Communications / Transcultural Relations / Transcultural Research /
 Transculturalism / Multiculturalism



Steven R. Van Hook, PhD
steven@wwmr.us

Biography / Curriculum Vitae

 

 
 

Teaching & Research Interests

Steven R. Van HookSteven R. Van Hook is experienced in international adult education, transcultural learning, transcultural relations, economic development, news media, and business  communications. He has designed and taught courses for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), California Lutheran University, Antioch University, Cardean Learning Group, Saylor Academy, National University, and elsewhere.

Steven has held leadership positions in media, education and economic development programs through the United States Agency for International Development, Head Start, and VISTA. He's been a TV news anchor, foreign bureau chief, columnist, and radio talk-show host. He has a BA in Journalism, an MA in Business Communication, and a PhD in Education.

Steven's interests include expanding worldwide access to learning opportunities – especially for developing nations – with research in transcultural themes and images; worldwide education access through appropriate tactics and technology; theories of learning; sociocultural influences on economic development; organization of international learning institutions; and innovations in international and domestic education.

Steven is president of Educare Research inc, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing free learning resources to international independent educators and students. He has developed traditional, online, and mass courses for universities and educational programs in the United States and abroad, including courses in cross-cultural communication, global issues, media, international business and management.

Steven is also a licensed sea captain and sailing instructor, a credentialed chaplain, and officiates weddings and memorials.

Selected Publications, Papers, & Presentations

Van Hook, S.R. (2018, Spring). The future revisited: Can global learning still save the world? Journal of Distance Learning Administration, University of West Georgia. Available online.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, October 22). Presenter. Can global learning  save the world? The Science Circle: A global alliance of scientists, science educators and students. Slides.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, September 13). Webinar participant. From college to career: Preparing students for the workplace. Chronicle of Higher Education. Recording. Notes.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, June 22). Webinar participant. Online education: Heading toward the future. Chronicle of Higher Education. Recording. Notes.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, June 9). Participant representing educational design. The state of virtual reality. VR seminar with CEO Philip Rosedale of High Fidelity and founder of Linden Labs, and technology 'evangelist' Robert Scoble. YouTube video. Notes.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, April 29). Presenter. Building classroom bridges across cultural gulfs. CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Santa Barbara, CA. Slides.

Van Hook, S.R. (2017, March 25). Presenter. Best writing tactics for low-watt brains. The Science Circle: A global alliance of scientists, science educators and students. YouTube recording. Slides.

Van Hook, S.R. (2016, May 21). Presenter. The power of primers & prompts: Boosting our low-watt brains. The Science Circle. http://wwmr.us/support/Primers-SC.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2016, January 9). Presenter. Alien exosociology: Our transgalactic commonalities. The Science Circle. http://wwmr.us/support/Galactic.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2015, March 20). Webinar presenter: Practical strategies for facilitating interaction in the cross-cultural classroom. Innovative Educators.

Van Hook, S.R. (2015, March 20). Presenter. Transcending cultural differences in global settings. Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. Presentation transcript.

Van Hook, S.R. (2014, September 20). Presenter. Themes and images that transcend cultural differences in international settings. The Science Circle. http://wwmr.us/support/transculture.pdf; Presentation transcript.

Van Hook, S.R. (2014, April 11). Panel presenter. Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. VWBPE Conference. Presenter transcript.

Van Hook, S.R. (2013) Designer: Low-bandwidth course in customer service. Serving developing nations low in education access, but high in cellphone saturation. Educare. http://wwmr.us/wp/customerservice/

Van Hook, S.R. (2013, June 18). Webinar presenter: Stop disruptive student behavior. Higher Ed Hero Conferences, Progressive Business Publications. http://www.higheredhero.com/2SY/0

Van Hook, S.R. (2012, June). Hopes and hazards of transculturalism. Prospects. 42 (2), 121-136. Quarterly review of comparative education by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Bureau of Education (IBE). Available online at http://wwmr.us/support/transculturalism.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2011, April). Modes and models for transcending cultural differences in international classrooms. A study of themes and images that resonate across cultural gulfs. Journal of Research in International Education.10 (1), 1-27.

Van Hook, S.R. (2011). Cross-cultural context, content, and design: Development of courses in global topics serving international students. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED525510) Also available online at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-Courses.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2011). International learning institutions: Organization, visions, and missions. US Department  of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED525287). Also available online at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-ILI.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2011). New models in transcultural learning institutions and curricula. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED525286). Also available at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-NewModels.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2010, December 1). Presenter. Connecting across cultures with resonant themes and images. 2010 Literature & Arts Lecture Series, Oxnard College, CA.

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Resonant multicultural marcom messages: Using transcultural themes and images to connect across cultures. How-To Marketing. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook9.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Communication appeals and tactics: Strategies to win and woo your audience attentions. About Public Relations at http://aboutpublicrelations.net/ucvanhook3.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Dealing with disruptive students. How To Teach. Video lecture available at http://howtoteach.us/vanhook4.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Transcultural themes and images applied in international classrooms. How To Teach. Video lecture available at http://howtoteach.us/vanhook5.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). The ABCs of marketing: Your keycard to the gate of marketing success. How-To Marketing. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook1.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Best business writing tools. Video lecture available at http://wwmr.us/support/bizcom/bizcom.html

Van Hook, S.R. (2008). Theories of intelligence, learning, and motivation as a basic educational praxis. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED501698). Also available at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-Learning.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2008). Distance education as a facilitator of learning. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED501699). Also available at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-Distance.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2007). Application of transcultural themes in international classrooms. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED495063). Also available at http://wwmr.us/TransculturalClassrooms.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2007). Presenter. Working with disruptive students. Webinar training for online instructors of Ellis College of the New York Institute of Technology. http://howtoteach.us/vanhook4.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2006). Access to global learning: A matter of will. US Department of Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED492804). Also available at http://wwmr.us/Access-VanHook.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2005). Themes and images that transcend cultural differences in international classrooms. Education Resources Information Center. (ERIC Document No. ED490740). (Proquest Publication Number 3200710). Also available at http://wwmr.us/Dissertation-VanHook.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2005, Summer). Universal learning at a distance: Can we plug it in? Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 7(2). University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center. Available online.

Van Hook, S.R. (2004, December 28). The doctoral student experience: Learning and scholarship. Panelist, Walden University, Leesburg, VA.

Van Hook, S.R. (2003). Principles of international organizational and social systems. Walden University. Available online at http://wwmr.us/VanHookKAM3.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2003). Sociocultural development vis-à-vis global management. Walden University. Available at http://wwmr.us/VanHookKAM2.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2003, October 11). Transcultural communications: Themes and images that transcend culture. Seminar presentation to the CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) 5th Annual Fall Conference, Santa Barbara City College, CA.

Van Hook, S.R. (2002, September 14). Fortifying the distance learning culture. Presenter, Antioch University Santa Barbara, CA.

Van Hook, S.R. (2000). Will global learning get online? Jones International University. Distributed at forums including the International Global Learning Forum at Appalachian State University; the Global e-Learning 2001 Summit in British Columbia; and the Australian Flexible Learning Framework 2000-2004.

Van Hook, S.R. (2000). Media and public relations: A primer for business & government leaders in Russia and the FSU. Transcribed from presentations funded by the Krieble Institute, and the United States Agency for International Development. Available at http://wwmr.us/primer/index.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2000). Notes from Ukraine: A public educator's journal. Available at http://wwmr.us/UkraineNotes.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2000). Cross-cultural variances in team effectiveness. Jones International University. Available at http://wwmr.us/teams.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (1999). Trans-ideological management issues in post-Soviet states. Jones International University. Available at http://wwmr.us/Mindsets.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (1997). Developments in the American media and their relation to Ukraine. Annual Faculty Journal, Institute of Journalism. University of Kiev, Ukraine. 

Van Hook, S.R. (July 14, 1994). Betting bug bites deep. Santa Barbara Independent. Available online.

Van Hook, S.R. (1993, November 26). Glimmers of hope on Russia's horizon [Op-ed]. Santa Barbara News-Press. Available at http://wwmr.us/articles/glimmers.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (1991, September). Reporter's notebook from Moscow. Old Oregon Magazine. University of Oregon, Eugene. Available online at http://wwmr.us/notes1.htm

Oberti, R., & Van Hook, S.R. (1986). Missing home: International  students and culture shock. Video documentary. University of Oregon International Center.

Van Hook, S.R. (1986). Public perceptions and expectations of the news media. University of Oregon. Available at http://wwmr.us/publicperceptions.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (1985). Sex differences in altruism. University of Oregon. Available online at http://wwmr.us/altruism.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (1985). Utopias and dystopias. University of Oregon. Available online at http://wwmr.us/utopias.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (1985). Confucius and Lao Tzu ponder. University of Oregon. Available at http://wwmr.us/confucius.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (1983). Michael Harrington's Next America. Available at http://wwmr.us/nextamerica.pdf

Virtual Lectures & Resources

Van Hook, S.R. (2012 - current). Producer, host, editor, writer. Educare Streaming Radio Reports and Interviews

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Resonant multicultural marketing messages Available online http://wwmr.us 

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Designer, Educare Learning Center. Second Life. 

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Transcultural teaching tactics for international classrooms. Available at http://wwmr.us

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Marketing appeals and tactics. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook2.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Search engine optimization. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook5.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Website design for high-tech marketing. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook6.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2008). Fundamental marketing terms & concepts. Available at http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook1.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2007). Dealing with disruptive students. Available at http://howtoteach.us/vanhook4.htm

Textbook / Manuscript Reviewer

International Social Science Journal. (2017). A critique of cultural globalization and the one world, one cultural globalist narrative. ScholarOne / Thomson Reuters.

Prospects. (2011). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.

Economic Performance of European Union: Issues, Trends and Policies. (2008). Lubor Lacina (Mendel University), Jarko Fidrmuc Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), and Antonin Rusek (Susquehanna University). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

The Handbook of Technology Management. (2008). NY: John Wiley & Sons.

The Economics of Globalization. (2007). Pompeo Della Posta. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell

Media Interviews & Op-Eds

Memberships 
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • United Nations Association
Certifications

Other

 


Positions

Faculty / Board Member:
 University of California at
 Los Angeles (UCLA)  
 Extension; Custom
 Programs; Global
 Management &
 Marketing; Faculty
 Mentor; Advisory 
 Board Member for
 Marketing & PR Programs

Lead Instructor / Course
 Designer:
EmpowerEd
 (UCLA); Marketing & 
 Communications Courses

Faculty: University of
 California at Santa 
 Barbara (UCSB)
 Extension; Language and
 Culture; and Business &
 Management Programs

Senior Faculty: California
 Lutheran University;
 Professionals Business
 Administration &
 Communication Programs

Faculty: National 
 University; MA & BA
 Programs in Strategic
 Communications

Senior Faculty /
 Course Designer:
 
Saylor Academy;
 Washington, DC;
 Free Education Initiative

Faculty / Senator /
 Course Designer:
Ellis
 University; Undergraduate
 and Graduate Programs;
 Faculty Ombud, Mentor,
 & Trainer

Ph.D. in Education  
 Specializing in 
 Transcultural Learning
 Walden University (2006)

President / CEO:
 
Educare Research inc;
 Free resources for
 international educators
 and students.

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