Since August 2001, Jeff has served as Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University He also has an appointment as Professor of Business Law and Ethics in the School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D at Yale Law School.

For the twenty years prior to his full-time association with SPU, Jeff practiced law in Seattle with an emphasis on finance and natural resources. During that time he supplemented his practice with service as adjunct faculty at SPU and studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He writes and speaks frequently in both church and professional settings. Jeff is married to Margie, his wife of over thirty years. They have two adult sons, Andrew and Nate.