Worldwide Multicultural Research
Santa Barbara, California  USA

Steven R. Van Hook, PhD

Steven Van Hook has worked
in higher education, news media,
international management, economic
development, marketing, public
relations, and social services for more
than twenty years, including positions in
Oregon; California; Washington, D.C.;
Moscow, Russia; and Kiev, Ukraine.

Steven has led in academia as a faculty senator and
ombudsman; and in curriculum development,
accreditation review, and instructor mentoring. He
has designed and taught on-ground and virtual
classes, including MBA and BA courses in Business
Communications, Managerial Marketing, Journalism,
Public Relations, Education Technologies, Global
Business, Principles of Marketing, International
Advertising, Cross-Cultural Communications, and
Global Affairs for the University of California at Los
Angeles (UCLA); California Lutheran University; National
University; Antioch University; UCLA's EmpowerEd; and
the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Steven has been a television producer, a newspaper
features writer and columnist, a radio newscaster and
reporter, a weekly radio talk-show host, a television news
anchor, an NBC affiliate news division manager, and
directed a nationwide television and radio public
information program in Kiev, Ukraine. He managed a
Washington-based television news service, and served as
bureau chief in its Moscow office during the final months
of the Soviet Union in 1990-91. He was the American
representative in Moscow for a US-Soviet newspaper joint
venture between the Literaturnaya Gazeta and the Sun
World Corporation.

Steven has worked with other international media and
corporate clients including CBS, BBC, Gostelradio,
Krieble Institute, New York Stock Exchange, Transcom
Communications, Hill & Knowlton, Gavin Anderson, The
PBN Company, East-West Films, About Inc. and
Primedia. He has worked with social and economic
reform programs including VISTA, Head Start, and the
United States Agency for International Development.

Steven has a PhD in Education from Walden University,
with a specialty in transcultural distance learning. He
attended college in his native Santa Barbara, California
before earning a BA in Journalism at the University of
Oregon. He received an MA in Communications
from Jones International University, achieved certification
in New Business Communication Technologies, and
completed coursework through UCLA and Stanford. 

Steven is president and CEO of Educare Research inc,
the founder of Worldwide Media Relations
and publishes the About Public Relations,
HowToMarketing, HowToTeach, and HowtoSail webzines;
and produces YouTube educational videos. He's a USCG
sailboat captain, sailing instructor, chaplain, and officates
weddings out of Channel Islands Harbor in California.

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