Dr. Steve VanderVeenRetired Faculty
Steve VanderVeen is a professor of business and the Ruch Director of the Baker Scholars. He joined Hope College in 2004 and served as the director of the Center for Faithful Leadership from 2007 to 2016.
Before he came to Hope, Steve was a faculty member at Calvin College, where he taught courses in management and marketing. Before that he worked as a stockbroker.
Steve now has years of experience working with students on entrepreneurship, marketing and leadership projects. He also enjoys writing about local business history.
- Ph.D., marketing and consumer behavior, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995
- MBA, marketing, Western Michigan University, 1985
- B.A., English, Calvin College, 1982
- “Seven Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur,” Entrepreneur.com, 2015
- “Are You A Management Consultant or an Entrepreneur?,” Entrepreneur.com, 2015
- “The Secret Entrepreneurial Lessons of a Liberal Arts Education,” Entrepreneur.com 2014
- “Born to Shop,” Perspectives Journal, 2008
- “Faith at Work Scale (FWS): Justification, Development, and Validation of a Measure of Judaeo-Christian Religion in the Workplace,” Journal of Business Ethics, 2008
- “Toward a Distinctive Undergraduate Management Program,” Christian Higher Education, 2008
- “Will There Be Marketing in Heaven?,” Perspectives Journal, 2003
- “Does Being Honest Pay? An Empirical Study,” Christian Scholars Review, 1999
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