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 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, Educare Research, and elsewhere.

Steven has held leadership positions in education and economic development programs through the United States Agency for International Development, Head Start, and VISTA. 

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 sailboat captain and instructor, a certified chaplain, and conducts weddings on the sea and shore.

Selected Publications, Papers, & Presentations

Van Hook, S.R. (2014, April 11). Panel presenter. Virtual Worlds Best
  Practices in Education / VWBPE Conference. The Science Circle:
  Science and education in virtual worlds.

Van Hook, S.R. (2013) 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). Immersive online customer service course in
  a virtual classroom: Providing a sense of place in placeless distance
  learning. Educare. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imzadi/23/34/22


Van Hook, S.R. (2013, June 18). Webinar: 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 online at http://wwmr.us/VanHook-NewModels.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2010, December 1). Connecting across cultures
  with resonant themes and images.
Presentation to the 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 online 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.
Available online at 
  http://aboutpublicrelations.net/ucvanhook3.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Dealing with disruptive students. 
  How To Teach. Video lecture available online 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  
 online 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 online at: 
  http://howtomarketing.us/vanhook1.htm

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Best business writing tools. Video lecture 
  available online 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 online 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 online 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 online at http://wwmr.us/TransculturalClassrooms.pdf

Van Hook, S.R. (2007). Working with disruptive students.
  Webinar presentation for online instructors of Ellis College
  of the New York Institute of Technology. Archived at
  http://cardeanlearning.acrobat.com/p62879018/
  Also available online:
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 online 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 online 
  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 at http://wwmr.us/universal.htm

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 online 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 online at
http://wwmr.us/primer/index.htm

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

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

Van Hook, S.R. (1999). Trans-ideological management issues in 
  post-Soviet states
.
Jones International University. Available 
  online 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. (1993, November 26). Glimmers of hope on 
  Russia's horizon [Op-ed]. Santa Barbara News-Press.
 
Available online 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 online 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 meet. University of 
  Oregon. Available online at http://wwmr.us/confucius.pdf

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

Virtual Lectures & Resources

Van Hook, S.R. (2012). Producer, host, editor, writer.
  Educare Streaming Radio Reports and Interviews: 
 (Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Winamp, Real Player)

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

Van Hook, S.R. (2010). Designer, Educare Learning Center 
  
Second Life. [ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imzadi/17/98/22 ]

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

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

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

Van Hook, S.R. (2009). Website design for high-tech marketing.
  Available online: 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 online at http://howtoteach.us/vanhook4.htm

Textbook / Manuscript Reviewer

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty: California
 Lutheran University; Adult
 Degree Program (ADEP);
 Business Administration &
 Communication Programs

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

Faculty: Saylor Academy;
 Washington, DC; Free
 Education Initiative

Faculty: Ellis University; 
 Undergraduate and
 Graduate Programs;
 Faculty Senator & Ombud;
 Faculty Mentor and Trainer

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

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How-To Marketing

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Wedding Services

steven@wwmr.us