Jeff Van Duzer is in his eighth year as the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and 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. For more than a decade he has served on 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 they have two sons, Andrew and Nate, both in their twenties.