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

Advancing Health Care The Old-Fashioned Way

Author: Craig B. Garner
Category: Health Care Reform

Though cutting-edge technology serves as the foundation for modern American healthcare, an accurate measure of progress must consider the occasional conflict between society and science. Even as yesterday’s medical miracles give way to what are now considered “state of the art” practices, it is the duty of health care providers ... more

The Poor Get Poorer: the Fate of California’s Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act

Author: Craig B. Garner
Categories: Medicare, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Health Care Reform, Compliance

Distressed hospitals in California operate on small or non-existent profit margins. For many of these hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) are the largest payors. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Affordable Care Act”) was designed in part to increase the number of insured nation-wide, ... more

From Theology to Praxis: The Quest for the Full Inclusion of Women in Churches of Christ

Author: Jennifer H Christy
Category: Doctor of Ministry Project

From the earliest days of the movement’s history, Churches of Christ have been shaped by a literalist reading of the Bible that has privileged certain texts over others in the conversation surrounding the role of women in the life of the church. Patriarchal systems of thought and practice have dominated ... more

A New Way to Improve Library Services: Conducting a Participatory Design Study of Faculty Research Practices

Author: Kevin C. Miller
Category: Libraries and Archives

During fall semester 2014, Pepperdine University Libraries conducted a participatory design study using ethnographic methods to address the question, “How do Pepperdine University faculty members conduct research?” We wanted to better understanding the research, teaching, and technological needs of faculty. To achieve this, we conducted nine 45-minute, semi-structured, interviews with ... more

Between Law and Religion: Procedural Challenges to Religious Arbitration Awards

Author: Michael A Helfand
Categories: Law & Religion, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Political Theory, Jewish Law, International Law

This Essay presented at the Sharia and Halakha in America Conference explores the unique status of religious law as a hybrid concept that simultaneously retains the characteristics of both law and religion. To do so, the Article considers as a case study how courts should evaluate procedural challenges to religious ... more

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