Pepperdine University 2003 Annual Report A Heritage of Faith
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Advancing the Heritage: Deans


(clockwise from left) Margaret J. Weber, Charles I. Nelson,
James R. Wilburn, W. David Baird, Linda A. Livingstone

W. David Baird came to Seaver College in 1988. He has served as chair of the Humanities and Teacher Education Division, as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in New Zealand, and as visiting professor for Seaver's Heidelberg program. He has been dean of Seaver since 1998.

Linda A. Livingstone took over the deanship of the Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2002. She previously served as associate dean for graduate programs at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Texas.

Charles I. Nelson is interim dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. He came to Pepperdine in 1972 from private practice in Texas. He has served as associate dean and acting associate dean, and as director of the Overseas Program three times. Charles became interim dean in 2003.

Margaret J. Weber became dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2001. She came to Pepperdine from Oklahoma State University, where she was associate dean of research and graduate studies at OSU's college of Human and Environmental Sciences.

James R. Wilburn came to the University in 1970 and was involved in planning for the Malibu campus. He has served as professor of economic history, provost of the Los Angeles campus, and vice president for University Affairs. He became dean of the Graziadio School in 1982, retiring in 1994. He was called back to become founding dean of the School of Public Policy in 1996.