Steven R. Van Hook, Educator at UCLA
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 designed and taught on-ground and online 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 and Economics 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.