Caruso School of Law
Caron was named the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Caruso School of Law in 2017 after serving as the associate dean for research and faculty development for two years. He first joined the Caruso School of Law in 2010 as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and became part of the tenured faculty in 2013 as professor of law. Previously Caron served as the associate dean of faculty and the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A widely respected expert in tax law, Caron has written more than 50 books and scholarly articles and is the publisher and editor of Tax Prof Blog, the most popular tax blog on the internet.
Graziadio Business School
Crown is the 10th dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. She previously served as professor of management and dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, and as the dean of the College of Business at Hawai'i Pacific University. Crown's work has appeared in many national media outlets as well as in academic journals and books. She is the recipient of a number of awards for her research, teaching and mentoring. Crown earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from North Central College, a master of science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a PhD from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Feltner is the dean of academic initiatives and professor of sports medicine. He came to Pepperdine in 1988 and served as a faculty member for the first 19 years of his career at the school. Feltner was named chair of the Natural Science Division in 2006, served as associate dean of Seaver College beginning in 2011, and was the dean of the school from 2015 until 2023. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Lee Kats is the interim dean of Seaver College. He has served the University since 1990, as the vice provost from 2011 to 2023 and as the associate dean of research from 2001 to 2011. Kats is also a professor of biology, the Frank R. Seaver Chair of Natural Science, and the academic director of the Center for Faith and the Common Good.
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Madjidi (MBA ’88, EdD ’91), is the dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. A dedicated and highly effective member of the GSEP administration, he has served as the interim dean, associate dean of education and professor of leadership, and as an educator and scholar in the areas of management, leadership structure in educational organizations, and technology in teaching practice.
School of Public Policy
Peterson served as the School of Public Policy's interim dean for the 2015–2016 academic year and was appointed dean in April 2016. An alumnus of SPP, he previously served as executive director of the school's Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. Peterson is a board member for a number of California nonprofits focused on civic participation and political reform, and he was the 2014 Republican candidate for California secretary of state.
Dean of Pepperdine Libraries since 2004, Roosa directs libraries on the Malibu campus and throughout the Los Angeles area, leading their efforts to provide seamless access to both print and digital resources essential for learning, teaching, and research. Prior to joining Pepperdine, Roosa served as director for preservation at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.