Dean Hoke is Co-Founder of Edu Alliance, a higher education consulting firm founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2014. In 2017 Edu Alliance opened a North American office in Bloomington, Indiana, where he serves as Managing Partner. Higher education institutions have engaged the company in nine countries ranging from market and program evaluation to strategic planning to executive search. He has led numerous initiatives that have created innovation & positive change in the higher education & non-profit sector.
Dean, since 1974, has worked in the higher education and broadcasting industry, serving in senior leadership roles specializing in marketing, communications, partnerships & online learning. In 1998 he co-founded The Connected Learning Network, a full-service online learning company. In 2008-17 he lived in the United Arab Emirates, serving in senior positions at Higher Colleges of Technology & Khalifa University before co-founding Edu Alliance in 2014.
He is actively engaged in advisory & consulting projects in international education, branding, business intelligence, and online learning leading projects in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He has presented and written on higher education, leadership, and community.
Dean is currently an Advisory Board member for Franklin University School of Education and a board member of the American Association of University Administrators.
Dean has a Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and a Certificate in Executive Management from the Wharton School of Business.