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Zondervan Academic Hires Marketing Director
for Online Learning Initiative

Contact: Casey Harrell, Director, Corporate Communications
tel: 615-889-9000

(Grand Rapids, MI)—Recently, Zondervan Publishers announced a new initiative to expand its interest in distance learning. To further this effort, the Zondervan Academic division has hired Kent Hendricks as marketing director of online learning. 

Hendricks comes to Zondervan from Logos Bible Software where he served for seven years. With experience in marketing and sales, Hendricks’ responsibilities throughout his tenure with Logos included key publisher accounts, the pre-publication program, and add-on books, as well as working on Logos’ core base packages. 

As the marketing director for online learning, Hendricks is collaborating with instructors and institutions within the academy to implement Zondervan Academic online courses in both residential and online classrooms, as well as marketing courses to self-learners.  

On November 17, Zondervan Academic launched its initial seven online courses in collaboration with BibleMesh, a producer of online courses and theological education. An additional 20-plus courses will release by the end of 2016. “This is a major initiative for Zondervan Academic that will benefit our authors, instructors, institutions, and all learners,” notes Stanley N. Gundry, senior vice president and publisher, Zondervan Academic. “We are thrilled with the work Kent has done so far, as well as the initial reception to Zondervan Academic’s online courses.”

Kent is a graduate of Calvin College and has attended Calvin Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Instructors and administrators interested in Zondervan Academic Online Courses can find out more by visiting

About Zondervan:  Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit