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

Just As Fragile As A Patient

Author: Craig B. Garner
Category: Hospitals

The American hospital has evolved greatly over the past 100 years, from the almshouse once visited mainly by the desolate and poor as a last resort to that enigmatic, cutting edge institution which today forms the foundation of modern American health care. Advances in technology and medical science have transformed ... more

Arbitration's Counter-Narrative: The Religious Arbitration Paradigm

Author: Michael A Helfand
Categories: Law & Religion, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Jewish Law

Arbitration theory and doctrine is dominated by an overarching narrative that conceptualizes arbitration as an alternative to litigation. Litigation, one the one hand, is more procedurally rigorous, but takes longer and costs more; arbitration, on the other hand, is faster and cheaper, but provides fewer procedural safeguards. But notwithstanding these ... more

Living with ADR: Evolving Perceptions and Use of Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Fortune 1,000 Corporations

Author: Thomas J. Stipanowich
Categories: Dispute Resolution, Practice and Procedure, Legal Profession

As attorneys for the world’s most visible clients, corporate counsel played a key role in the transformation of American conflict resolution in the late Twentieth Century. In 1997 a survey of Fortune 1,000 corporate counsel provided the first broad-based picture of conflict resolution processes within large companies. In 2011, a ... more

Soft Law in the Organization and General Conduct of Commercial Arbitration Proceedings

Author: Thomas J. Stipanowich
Category: Dispute Resolution

This commentary examines the growing use of Soft Law - non-binding guidelines that currently play an important role in organizing and conducting commercial arbitration proceedings. Standards such as the UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings, the ICC Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration, and the Protocols for Expeditious, ... more

Medicare: The Perpetual Balance Between Performance and Preservation

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

Passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson into law in 1965, Medicare has weathered storms from all directions, growing to be the preeminent standard for health insurance in the United States. The idea of losing Medicare as a vital public benefit still remains the single greatest fear ... more