Professional activities and areas of interest
Higher education has been Dr. Steenstra’s passion for most of his life. He has taught at nine different universities, including one in Europe and one in Russia.
Concurrent with college teaching and various administrative roles, Dr. Steenstra is an entrepreneur. His company has conducted corporate training and consulting programs for over 500 clients located throughout the world. His corporate training business is practical, applied education; real solutions to real problems. It sounds a lot like the mission of Ferris State University. This is why it is so easy for him to passionately embrace what this university stands for. He really believes Ferris is right on the target!
When he’s not at FSU or doing consulting through his own firm, The D. J. Steenstra Company, he gives back to society by serving on his church council, the SBA board, and two other corporate boards. Now and then, he even manages to catch a few Walleyes.
- PhD, Michigan State University
- MBA, Central Michigan University
- BS, Central Michigan University