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James Hook is Associate Dean for International Partnerships of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Co-Director of the STEM Education and Equity Institute, and Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University.

Hook directs the Maseeh College International Program Office, which coordinates the Portland Institute Nanjing, a Joint-Institute created with the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and joint-teaching partnerships with Changchun University of Technology and the Jilin Jianzhu University. These programs serve over 1,000 students in China pursuing degrees articulated with Portland State University in Engineering and Computer Science.

Hook oversees Oregon MESA and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership, which are both pre-college programs focused on broadening participation in STEM. These programs create equity-focused, evidence-based learning experiences in formal and out-of-school-time settings by building teacher capacity in schools. Hook is Principal Investigator of the Computer Science for Oregon NSF project, which he is pursuing in cooperation with Professor Joanna Goode of the University of Oregon College of Education and Ms. Jill Hubbard of Oregon State University, Cascades Campus.

Hook graduated from the University of Washington. He received his master's and Ph.D. from Cornell University. After 15 years at the Oregon Graduate Institute, Hook joined Portland State University in 2004. He has served as Associate Dean of the Maseeh College since July 2012.