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Pepperdine Welcomes New Faculty
As the new academic year begins, several new faculty members are joining Pepperdine’s Seaver College and the University’s four graduate schools. Among the distinguished new hires are Grant Nelson at the School of Law, Thema Bryant-Davis at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Maretno Agus Harjoto at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and Dyron Daughrity at Seaver College.
Grant Nelson comes to the School of Law as the William H. Rehnquist Professor of Law. Widely regarded as one of the leading real estate law professors in the country, Nelson has published numerous books and articles on real estate finance law, property, and remedies, and has taught these subjects for 40 years. At UCLA, Nelson earned several awards for his teaching including the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Thema Bryant-Davis, assistant professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, is one of the first and the youngest members of American Psychological Association’s (APA) United Nations Team. She has been a highly effective educator and influential advocate for issues facing women and ethnic minorities. Bryant-Davis was recently honored by the APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) with the Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology award.
Maretno Agus Harjoto, assistant professor of finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, has published 14 refereed research papers in both academic and practitioner journals. His work on whisper number received media coverage by both BusinessWeek and CFO Online magazines. While on the faculty of San Jose State University Harjoto won several awards including the Dean’s Academic Research Award and the Graduate Teaching Award.
Dyron Daughrity, Seaver College assistant professor of religion, has traveled across the globe to locations like Malaysia, China, and India to conduct research, and has been awarded four research scholarships by the Disciples of Christ (Canada). His doctorial dissertation, A Genuinely Human Existence: A Historical Investigation into the Conflicted Life of Bishop Stephen Neill up to the Termination of his Bishopric (1900-1945), has been accepted for publication. Several of his scholarly articles have been published in various journals.
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