Scott VanderStoep, Professor of Psychology, has been appointed Dean for Social Sciences effective July 1, 2012. Scott presently serves as chair of the Department of Psychology. He also leads the campus-wide assessment program and was director of the Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research from 1999 to 2004.
Professor VanderStoep is a previous president of the Board of Directors of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. In 2010 he was one of a select group chosen nationally to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy by the Council for Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.
Also in 2010 Hope presented Scott with the Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award. His activities in the Holland community include serving as president of the West Ottawa Board of Education.