posted July 28, 1999

New Frost Center Director

Dr. Scott VanderStoep has been named director of the college's Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research.

          VanderStoep is also joining the Hope faculty as an
  associate professor of psychology.  He began his work at the
  college earlier this month.
          The appointments mark a return to familiar
  territory for VanderStoep, who in addition to being a 1987
  Hope graduate was also a visiting member of the psychology
  faculty from 1992 to 1994.  His previous tenure at Hope
  included research projects conducted through the center.
          "I am very excited about returning to Hope," he
  said.  "I will miss not doing as much traditional classroom
  teaching, but I look forward to the opportunity to serve the
  college I love."
          He was an assistant professor of psychology at
  Calvin College for the past three years, and was a member of
  the psychology faculty at Northwestern College from 1994 to
  1996.  His active research program has led to articles
  published in a variety of scholarly journals as well as
  numerous presentations at professional conferences.
          "He comes with excellent experience in the types
  of research essential to the position, particularly survey
  research," said Dr. Nancy Miller, who is dean for the social
  sciences at Hope.  "He has interpersonal skills that we
  believe will serve the position well as he relates to the
  campus community and the organizations that the Frost Center
  serves, and has values that will enhance the Hope
          Established in 1990 and located in Van Zoeren
  Hall, the center supports student-faculty collaborative
  research in all the college's social science departments and
  provides opportunities for students to do applied research
  with community organizations.  The center is named for Carl
  Frost, an internationally-known organizational psychologist
  and a pioneer in the development and application of
  participatory management practices in business.
          VanderStoep succeeds Dr. Charles Green, who had
  directed the center since 1992.  Green, who is also a member
  of Hope's psychology faculty, is directing the college's new
  Philip Phelps Scholars Program in addition to being on
  sabbatical during the coming school year.
          VanderStoep majored in psychology at Hope.  He
  earned a master's degree in social psychology at the
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989, and
  completed a doctorate in psychology and education at the
  University of Michigan in 1992.