Dr. Steven West holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages
and Cultures from UCLA and a B.A. in Government from Oberlin College.
He was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and a professor of the Turkish and Ottoman languages
and the cultural history of the Turks at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. West received the International Distinguished Service Award from Macalester
College for his work in Cyprus on the problem of abandoned land. His father, Dan West, founded Heifer International in 1938.
He teaches linguistics and advanced English grammar in the
ESL Certificate Program at the extension of the University of California Berkeley.
Steve and Rosie at the President's Dinner with Dr. Moo Je
Cho, President of Gyeongsang National University, Dr. Heungsoo Sim, former Dean, School of Language Education & International
Programs along with other deans and professors.