Dr. Steven Hooker

steven hooker

Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Advising
hookes@arcadia.edu
215-517-2305

Throughout Dr. Steven Hooker’s tenure in education, he has served as a teacher and administrator, and worked as a curriculum and staff development specialist for the Indiana Department of Education. His most recent experience has been teaching in the online education program for Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, Ohio. He currently holds a teacher license, in addition to his principal and superintendent’s certification.

Dr. Hooker received his undergraduate degree in Communication Education and Theatre from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and his Master’s degree in Educational Foundations from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. He received his doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati in June of 2010. For two years, he was a research assistant in the communication department at the University, where he conducted research studies, analyzed data, and prepared manuscripts for publication. His research interests include urban educational leadership, social justice in education, gay/lesbian issues in education, educational policy, change and the change process, and gender identity in children and media.

While in his doctoral program he was the Education Chair for GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). This included supervising the activities of the Education Team. The chair of the Education Committee develops an agenda, holds monthly meetings and produces the minutes to be disseminated to the committee members and the GLSEN Board, as well as reporting monthly updates to the GLSEN Board of Directors regarding the Education Committee projects. Additionally as the director, he supervised and participated in the committee’s projects: developing and disseminating diversity resources and materials to schools, facilitating school trainings, and coordinating days of action activities, involving No Name Calling Week, Day of Silence, and National Coming Out Day. Additionally, he has worked with the political sub-committee of the HRC (Human Rights Campaign). The committee’s purpose was to develop activities to promote political awareness among marginalized communities and develop town hall meeting about gay and lesbian current issues, such as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, etc.

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