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Jay L. Brewster Named Associate Provost for Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University Provost Daryl Tippens has formally announced that Jay L. Brewster, professor of biology, has accepted the role of associate provost. The associate provost position was created in 2003 to provide assistance to the many tasks within the provost's office and to provide administrative opportunities to outstanding Pepperdine faculty members.
"Jay is a deeply respected colleague who is devoted to scholarship, teaching, service, and commitment to our Christian mission," says Provost Tippens. "He is a model faculty member who is proving to be a very fine administrative leader as well."
The first associate provost was professor Tim Perrin, who later assumed his current role of vice dean at the School of Law. Brewster will continue to be a full-time member of the Natural Sciences faculty at Seaver College while performing his duties in the new position.
Brewster has taught in the Natural Science Division since 1997. He earned his B.S.E. degree at Lubbock Christian University and the Ph.D. in biochemistry and cell biology from Rice University. He received the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006, and was a Seaver College Research Fellow on two occasions (1999-2000 and 2001-02). Brewster has served on numerous committees, for Seaver College and the University and has received several grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
He is the author of numerous scientific articles, some the product of collaboration with his undergraduate students. Brewster has provided invaluable leadership to the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence selection committee for the last two years.
The provost's office is also supported by the work of Dr. Lee Kats who serves as associate provost for research.