Jeff VandenHoek

Jeff VandenHoek

Director of Business Relations
Phone: 503-554-2809
Office Location: Hoover Building Office 122

Office Hours: By appointment only


Professor VandenHoek joined the George Fox University’s School of Business in January 2007 as an assistant professor of business and director of the Executive MBA program. He teaches and facilitates the Community Consulting and Learning course that partners all MBA students with Not For Profit organizations for a seven- to 12-month experiential learning project. Jeff also provides leadership for various team-learning exercises, including the orientation program that invests a full day of experiential team (cohort) learning in an outdoor challenge course environment.

Jeff has spent the last 11 years directly involved in this type of experiential learning. Most recently, he travelled to India to participate in three two-day train the trainer sessions teaching on team learning, transformational leadership and teaching experientially.

Professor VandenHoek teaches:

  • Community Consulting and Learning
  • Emotional Quotient Inventory Assessment Tool and Learning


  • MA, Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Christian Ministries and Psychology, George Fox University

Research Interests

  • Leadership - the soul of the leaders and servant leadership
  • Experiential team learning

Selected Presentation

  • Miller, C., & VandenHoek, J. (2009, February, 25-26). Business Leaders Northwest, Creating Story with Purpose: The Journey of Authentic Leadership. Portland, OR.

  • VandenHoek, J. (2009, February, 7). Kaleo Youth Ministry Conference, Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World: Learning to Breathe Again, Newberg, OR.

  • VandenHoek, J. (2009, March, 2) LACI Lecture Series, The American Dream: The Middle Class.  Newberg, OR.

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