R. 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, and Kiev.
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 is a credentialed online instructor in courses for Global Management and Business Communications at Cardean University. He has taught courses in Marketing, Advertising, and Marketing Communications for the International Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and courses in Marketing and Global Economics for Antioch University. He also teaches online MBA courses in Managerial Marketing and Global Business for Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology.