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Pepperdine Welcomes New Faculty
As the 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 Donald E. (Trey) Childress at the School of Law, Eric Hamilton at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Douglas Howe at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Nathaniel Klemp at Seaver College, and Victor Davis Hanson at the School of Public Policy.
Donald E. (Trey) Childress, associate professor of law, dealt in Supreme Court litigation and general appellate litigation as a member of the issues and appeals practice at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. before joining the faculty at Pepperdine. With significant private practice experience in complex civil procedure and constitutional law, Childress has briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) and maintains a very active pro bono practice. His primary research interests focus on the role that international civil litigation plays in an increasingly global world. He earned an M.A. from Oxford Brookes University, and both J.D. and LL.M. degrees magna cum laude at Duke University.
Eric Hamilton, associate dean and professor of education, was director of the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Research on Learning and Teaching before coming to Pepperdine in the spring of 2008. He is one of the leading authorities in America on the reform of mathematics education. He has been division director for research, evaluation, and communication at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was program director of the division of educational system reform at the NSF as well. He served as associate professor at Loyola University of Chicago in the department of mathematical and computer sciences. He holds B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from the University of Chicago, and received his Ph.D. in mathematics education at Northwestern University.
Douglas Howe, practitioner faculty of entrepreneurship programs, is founder and principal of Emerson Management Solutions. The company specializes in marketing, business development, and general management including turnarounds and restructurings of established companies and launches of high growth pre-revenue start-up operations. His successes include projects across a variety of industries and applications, including companies such as Crown Zellerbach Corporation, General Electric Company, Nikon Inc., Van Camp Sea Food Company, Olympus America Inc., Rockwell Scientific Company, and Vivitar Corporation. He is a former jet pilot in the U.S. Navy, where he accumulated 185 combat missions and over 300 carrier landings. Howe earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nathaniel Klemp, assistant professor of political theory, won the 2006 Association for Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Award and spent one year as an exchange scholar at Harvard University. He has authored three manuscripts and has two currently under review. Awarded various fellowships and awards from the Princeton Center for the Study of Religion to conduct field research, he brings with him teaching experience from Princeton University. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in education from Stanford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.
Victor Davis Hanson, William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Spring 2009 semester, is an award-winning historian and author. He has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, American Spectator, and Washington Times, among others. He has also authored and edited dozens of scholarly works including thirteen books, most recently The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today’s (Ivan R. Dee, 2007). As well as his current position as the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, he is also a biweekly columnist for the National Review Online. Hanson earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1975 and Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980. He was a farmer before he began a classics program at the University of California, Fresno, in 1984.
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