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Dr. Jeff Van Duzer

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Phone: (206) ***-****  
Email: v***@***.edu
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave West
Seattle , Washington 98119
United States

Company Description: Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian institution of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving more than 4,000...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Chair of the King County Advisory Board
    Salvation Army
  • Board Member
    Salvation Army


  • undergraduate degree , rhetoric
    University of California
  • J.D. degree
    Yale Law School
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Corporate Sponsors and Educational Affiliates, 3 Sept 2009 [cached]
Jeff Van Duzer
Dean, School of Business and Economics, Seattle Pacific University
Van Wyk Underwrites January Series Speaker | VanWyk Corp, 9 Jan 2013 [cached]
Van Wyk Risk & Financial Management is pleased to continue the annual underwriting of the January Series with featured presenter, Jeff Van Duzer, on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Professor Van Duzer, from Seattle Pacific University, will deliver his message "Why Business Matters to God: And What Still Needs to be Fixed". Van Duzer is the dean of the School of Business and Economics.
The Salvation Army - Northwest Division: Our Story, 21 June 2010 [cached]
Jeff Van Duzer
Seattle Pacific University
JEFF VAN DUZER, kick-off ..., 10 Nov 2005 [cached]
JEFF VAN DUZER, kick-off speakerJeff Van Duzer is finishing his third year as the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Business Law.His current areas of research include the ethics of wealth creation and distribution and the applied integration of business and theology.
Prior to his appointment to the School, Jeff was a partner with the international law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine where he practiced for more than 20 years.He concentrated his practice in commercial finance and natural resources.During his tenure with the firm he served for nearly a decade on the firm's Executive Committee and served as the Partner in Charge of the firm's largest office.Since coming to Seattle Pacific, Jeff has been named as the first holder of the Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics, has published various articles in peer reviewed and popular journals and has been a frequent speaker at on-campus events and in a variety of off-campus venues.
Jeff is a regular speaker at various business and church events and active in various civic affairs.He recently completed two years of service as the chair of the King County Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California in 1976 majoring in rhetoric and received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1979.Jeff is married to Margie Van Duzer and has two sons Andrew (22) and Nate (19).
Jeff Van Duzer, former dean ..., 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
Jeff Van Duzer, former dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University notes the prevalence of this view in the introduction to his excellent book, Why Business Matters to God. During his years as dean, Van Duzer says:
When I met with business leaders I would sometimes ask them how their identity as Christians changed how they did their work. In other words, what difference did it make to their work that they were Christians? Unfortunately, far too frequently, the answer that I got back was some variant of "Well, Jeff, business is business, but I try to be honest and kind. In other words, everyone does business the same way. There is nothing any more particular about Christian business than there would be about the molecular formula (H2O) that a Christian scientist would use to make water from hydrogen and oxygen. Being a Christian meant doing the same work everyone else was doing but just trying to be nicer about it - a perspective that I have come to describe disparagingly as "Enron with a smile. And I found myself asking if this really was all that Christianity has to say about the practice of business.
Van Duzer's book answers that question by exploring much of Scripture's rich counsel for business. Regular readers of this column know that I agree with Van Duzer's view that Scripture has much to say about God's intent for business. In fact, I believe the central thrust of that revelation is how the First Principle of God's moral universe - 'Love your neighbor' - is meant to thoroughly infuse and inform our understanding of the purpose and practice of business.
But this column intends neither to reprise Van Duzer's exploration of biblical business counsel, nor offer my own. Instead, I want to address what I believe is the root cause of the 'business is business' view that Van Duzer found so prevalent among Christian business people.
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