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Ronald Stephens, Ed.D. 
Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (805) 373-9977
Location: Westlake Village Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral issues pertaining to school disruption
  • Gangs
  • Safe school planning
  • School crime and violence prevention
  • Schoolyard bully prevention
  • Terrorism prevention in schools

Stephens serves as a consultant and frequent speaker for school districts, law enforcement agencies and professional organizations worldwide. The Denver Post has described him as "the nation's leading school crime prevention expert." He is the author of numerous articles on school safety, as well as the author of School Safety: A Handbook for Violence Prevention.

Ronald Stephens currently serves as the school safety chair for Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Prior to assuming this role, Stephens served as the executive director of the National School Safety Center. His past experience includes service as a teacher, assistant superintendent and school board member. His administrative experience includes serving as a chief school business officer with responsibilities over school safety and security, and as vice president of Pepperdine University.

Stephens has testified before both houses of Congress and appeared on every major television network on programs such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live and CNN-TV.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773

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