Steven Van Hook
Steven Van Hook has worked in news media, international management, economic development, marketing, public relations, social services, and education for more than twenty years, including positions in Washington, D.C.; Moscow, Russia; and Kiev, Ukraine. He has a BA in Journalism, an MA in Communication, and a PhD in Education.
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, 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 teaches traditional and online classes, including MBA and BA courses in Business Communications, Managerial Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication Technologies, Global Business, Principles of Marketing, International Advertising, Cross-Cultural Marketing Communications, and Global Affairs and Economics for the Language & Culture and the Business, Management, & Law Programs at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Antioch University; UCLA; California Lutheran University; and National University.