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Dean Search

Pepperdine University is seeking a dean to succeed Margaret J. Weber, who will conclude 13 years of distinguished service as dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) in summer 2014.

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Search Committee

Lee Kats, Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biology, Seaver College

Committee Members:
Thema Bryant-Davis, Associate Professor of Psychology, GSEP
Reyna Garcia-Ramos, Professor of Education, GSEP
Keith Hinkle, Sr. Vice President for Advancement and Public Affairs
Martine Jago, Associate Dean and Professor of Education, GSEP
Vanessa Jahn, Manager of Events and Marketing, GSEP
Ed Shafranske, Professor of Psychology, GSEP

Senior Staff Support:
Marnie Duke Mitze, Associate Vice President, Chief of Staff


The executive search firm CarterBaldwin has been retained to assist the search committee. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (which include a letter of interest and curriculum vita), should be directed in confidence to:



Price Harding
(678) 448-0015

Bill Peterson
(678) 448-0013

In order to protect the privacy of candidates, the search process itself will be strictly confidential. However, members of the Search Committee welcome your comments and thoughts on the qualities and qualifications you hope to see in the new dean. In light of the importance of this appointment, we hope that you will express your concerns and preferences so that we may take those into consideration as we interview candidates.