Faculty Research

faculty publications

Pepperdine encourages and values each faculty member's individual interests. Many faculty members are respected experts in their fields of study, and lead a diverse variety of research projects. Their contributions are widely published in scholarly publications, books, and other works and are helping to make a difference in multiple issues and aspects of education, policy, society, and humanity.

 

Faculty Research feeds below from Digital Commons and SelectedWorks.

Faculty-Authored Books

Beyond Inclusion: Worklife Interconnectedness, Energy, and Resilience in Organizations

Jeri-Elayne Goosby Smith and Josie Bell Lindsay

Beyond Inclusion: Worklife Interconnectedness, Energy, and Resilience in Organizations

After infusing equity into organizational processes, conducting diversity training, and ensuring fair hiring practices, today's leaders have hit a brick wall. While they have diversified organizations, they realize that more needs to be done to make their organizations truly inclusive. Beyond Inclusion adopts a holistic and systems view of the organization and presents a robust model of how individuals and leaders experience inclusion in the workplace. Borrowing the African concept ... more

iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives

Craig Detweiler

iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives

Today the world is literally at our fingertips. We can call, text, email, or post our status to friends and family on the go. We can carry countless games, music, and apps in our pocket. Yet it's easy to feel overwhelmed by access to so much information and exhausted from managing our online relationships and selves. Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker on media issues, provides needed Christian ... more

Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions

Robert F. Cochran Jr and David VanDrunen

Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions

The Bible is full of law.

Yet too often, Christians either pick and choose verses out of context to bolster existing positions, or assume that any moral judgment the Bible expresses should become the law of the land. Law and the Bible asks: What inspired light does the Bible shed on Christians’ participation in contemporary legal systems? It concludes that more often than not the Bible overturns our faulty assumptions and ... more

Nelson, Whitman, Medill and Saxer's Contemporary Property, Fourth Edition

Grant S. Nelson, Dale A. Whitman, Colleen E. Medill, and Shelley Saxer

Nelson, Whitman, Medill and Saxer's Contemporary Property, Fourth Edition

Designed for use in a four, five or six unit Property course, this casebook applies traditional property concepts in a distinctly modern context. The book begins with fundamental Property principles and concepts, followed by personal property with an introduction to intellectual property. Subsequent chapters cover present and future interests, concurrent estates, landlord and tenant law, real estate transactions, easements, covenants, and public land use regulation (including zoning, eminent domain and ... more

Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read

Gary Galles

Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read

At last, Leonard Read, economist and social philosopher, gets his due in this outstanding commentary on and compilation of his writings by Professor Gary Galles. This book is an attempt to assemble a collection of some of Leonard Read’s best, most powerful sustained arguments on behalf of liberty from his many books, edited for brevity, with brief introductory remarks and commentary connecting them to current issues. The ones chosen cover ... more


Selected Works by Faculty

Implementing OCLC's WMS (Web-scale Management Services) Circulation at Pepperdine University Powerpoint

Author: Sally Bryant
Category: Presentations

This presentation covers the reasons why Pepperdine University Libraries decided to move to the next-generation technology of WMS as our library system. WMS is an integrated library system hosted by OCLC that is “in the cloud.” Pepperdine was one of the first libraries to go live with WMS, and in ... more

Pepperdine University Libraries Go Webscale

Author: Sally Bryant
Category: Presentations

Sally Bryant, Head of Access Services at Pepperdine University, shares her perspective of the impact of WorldShare Management Services on their public-facing services.

In the Cloud with OCLC – New System at Pepperdine University Libraries

Author: Sally Bryant
Category: Articles

#Doesthatreallywork? Transforming the Traditional, Rethinking, Letting Go

Author: Sally Bryant
Category: Presentations

After a critical examination of the "traditional," Pepperdine University Libraries has made many dramatic, yet cost effective changes in Fall 2011. We have adopted an attitude of perpetual Beta for products and library services. We learned that sometimes it is not just out with the old, but out with the ... more

Frohawk Two Feathers: Afrofuturism and the Colonial Imaginary

Author: Ellen C. Caldwell
Category: Visual Studies

Through his drawings, monumental portraits, detailed maps, and sculptures, Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers is creating an ongoing saga of epic proportions. Rewriting history by mixing fact and fiction, Two Feathers has devoted much of his career to telling the tale of the imagined union of France in England through ... more
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