Dean Hoke is the Co Founder of Edu Alliance Ltd. and Managing Director of Edu Alliance Group Inc. an international higher educational consultancy firm based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Bloomington Indiana.
Dean came to the United Arab Emirates in 2009 first with Higher Colleges of Technology as Head of Marketing and Institutional Development for the 20,000+ higher education system and for four years at Khalifa University with the UAE Advanced Network for Research and Education (Ankabut). In October 2014 he and Dr. Senthil Nathan opened a new educational management consulting firm, Edu Alliance, Ltd and in 2017 opened a US office in Bloomington, Indiana.
Dean has an extensive background in the fields of higher education, marketing, communications and E-Learning. He held a number of senior higher education administration posts as well as Co-Founder of Connected Learning Network a provider of online educational services for educational institutions. In the field of broadcasting he served as an executive and CEO of three public broadcasting stations, and Executive Vice President of a cable network. He currently serves as President Elect for the United States Distance Learning Association and Chairs the Global Partnership Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Berkeley College Online and the Informatics & IT Management Advisory Board at the British University in Dubai.
He has a B.A. from Urbana University and an M.S. from the University of Louisville. He also is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.