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Steven R. Van Hook, PhD

steven@wwmr.us

 

  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

President / CEO;
  Educare Research inc (ERi) (2013 -)

BA & MA Faculty, Strategic Communications
  National University, San Diego, CA (2013 -)

Board Member, Marketing & Public
  Relations Programs;
 
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  Extension Advisory Board (2012 -)

Course Designer / Consulting Professor
  Saylor Academy, Washington, DC (2012 -)

Lead Course Designer & Developer;
  EmpowerEd / UCLA (2012 -)

Webinar Designer / Presenter;
  Progressive Business Publications (2012 -)

 Course Designer / Business, Management
  & Legal Faculty;
University of California
  Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Custom
  Programs (2010 -)

Course Designer / Faculty for Language &
  Culture Program;
University of California 
  Santa Barbara (UCSB) Extension (2001 -)

MA/MBA Faculty / Senate / Ombudsman;
 
Ellis University (2008 -)

Business Management Faculty;
  Charter College (2009 -)

Adult Degree Education Program Faculty;
  California Lutheran University (2009 -)

MBA Program Faculty; Cardean University  
  Ellis College of New York Institute of 
  Technology (2001 -)

Course Desinger / BA & MA Management
  Faculty;
Antioch University; Santa Barbara,
  CA (2002 -)

Grant Selection Panel (Ukraine); 
 
International Research & Exchange 
  Board, Washington, D.C. (2001 -2007)

Web Site Publisher; Primedia/About Inc. 
  aboutpublicrelations.net, New York, NY
  Now  independently published (2001 -) 

Project Manager; Ukraine Market Reform 
  Education Program/USAID, 
  Kiev, Ukraine (1997 - 2000)

Founder & Owner; Worldwide Media 
  Relations / wwmr.org, Santa Barbara, 
  California (1991 -)

Grand Juror; Santa Barbara County 
  Grand Jury, Santa Barbara, California 
  (1995 - 1996)

Media Relations Director; Krieble 
  Institute, Washington, D.C. (1993 - 1996)

Talk-show Host/Producer; KUHL-AM
  Santa Maria, California (1992 - 1993)

Government Issues Director; Santa Maria 
  Valley Chamber of Commerce, California 
  (1991 - 1994)

Russia Joint-Venture and Marketing 
  Manager;
Literaturnaya Gazeta
  Moscow, Russia, USSR (1990 - 1991)

Bureau Chief/Producer/Correspondent; 
 
Sun World News Moscow, 
  Washington, D.C. / Moscow, Russia, 
  USSR (1989 - 1991)

News Director/Anchor/Reporter; 
 
California-Oregon Broadcasting (NBC), 
  Medford, Oregon (1986 - 1989)

Reporter; KLCC (National Public Radio),  
  Eugene, Oregon (5/85 - 6/86)

Writer/Co-Producer/Narrator, "Away from  
  Home" documentary on culture 
  shock; University of Oregon International 
  Program (11/85 - 1/86)

Features Writer; Oregon Daily Emerald
  Eugene, Oregon (1984 - 1985)

Columnist; Southern Oregon Review
  Grants Pass, OR (1979 - 1982)

District Manager; Grants Pass Daily 
  Courier
, Grants Pass, OR (1980)

Editor; The Oracle, Rogue Community 
  College, (1977 - 1978).

Community Service Coordinator/Intake 
  Officer;
Oregon State Department of 
  Corrections, Klamath Falls, Oregon 
  (1989 - 1990)

Project Coordinator/"McGruff"; Klamath 
  County District Attorney's Crime 
  Prevention Program, Klamath Falls, OR 
  (1989 - 1990)

Program Officer; Klamath County 
  Interagency Council, Klamath Falls, Oregon 
  (1989 - 1990)

Financial Need Analyst; University of 
  Oregon Financial Aid Office (1984 - 1985)

Crisis Counselor; University of Oregon 
  Counseling Center (1984 - 1986)

Steering Committee Member; Josephine 
  County Interagency Council, 
  Grants Pass, Oregon (1981 - 1984)

Vice President; Josephine County Head   
  Start Program, Grants Pass, Oregon 
  (1980 - 1982)

Executive Director; "Skills Exchange," 
  Grants Pass, Oregon (1978 - 1984)

VISTA Volunteer; Grants Pass, Oregon 
  (1978 - 1980)

  EDUCATION:
Walden University; Ph.D., Education (2006)
  Specialty in transcultural distance learning.  

Jones International University; M.A., Business   
  Communications (2000); Certified in New 
  Technologies in Business Communications (1999)

Cardean University, Chicago, Illinois; 
  Credentialed Instructor,  Effective Communications 
  (2000); Credentialed Instructor, Fundamentals of 
  Global Management (2001)

Stanford University, Center for Professional 
  Development, 
Stanford, California; 
  Telecommunications Series (2000)

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California; 
  Technical Writing / Business Plans (2000)

Southern California Institute of Law, Santa 
  Barbara, California; Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law  
  (1996)

University of Oregon, School of Journalism; 
  B.A., Journalism (1986)

Culbertson Scholarship for Academic 
  Excellence;
 University of Oregon (1984-86)

Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, 
  Oregon; A.G.S., Humanities (1983)

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, 
  California; Liberal Arts studies (1976)

  MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATIONS:
  •  Association of International Educators
  •  American Association of University Professors
  •  American Educational Research Association
  •  United Nations Association
  •  Santa Barbara Media Committee
  •  Committee to Protect Journalists

  CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING:

  • SEVP/SEVIS Certificate for Designated School
      Officials (U.S Immigration and Customs
      Enforcement / 2013)
  • Faculty Mentor Training
      (University of California, Los Angeles / 2012)
  • Online Instructor Developement Training
      (University of California, Los Angeles / 2011)
  • New Business Communications Technologies 
      (Jones International University / 1999)

  • ASA Certified Sailing Instructor 201, 203, 204, 205;
      Keel Boat, Coast Cruising, Bareboat Chartering,
      and Coastal Navigation (2011)
  • Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid (2011)
  • Certified Chaplain (2011)
  • Private Pilot License - Single Engine 
      Land (FAA 1987)

  MEDIA REFERENCES:

"... Van Hook set up a diverse program 
  teaching a wide range of skills." - Christian 
  Science Monitor

"Let's recognize a lot of (Van Hook's) hard 
  and intelligent work." - Southern Oregon 
  Review
 

"... A spunky fighter..." - The Oregonian
 
"Van Hook knew the town needed help...the 
  payoff a more active, independent, skilled 
  community." - Current Consumer Magazine

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