Howard A. White Award Recipients
This annual award honors the legacy of Pepperdine University's fifth president, Dr. Howard A. White, who was a gifted teacher and scholar of history and a faithful steward of the University throughout his thirty years of service to Pepperdine. The Howard A. White Award is the highest distinction given at Pepperdine for teaching and recognizes outstanding educators who embody the institution's commitment to excellence. This award highlights the work of teachers who inspire and challenge students to think critically and creatively as well as those who instill in their students a lifetime love of learning.
On October 28, 2020, in lieu of an in-person awards ceremony, Provost Rick Marrs hosted a virtual roundtable featuring the awardees to discuss their teaching philosophies and how they continue to support students during this particularly challenging year.
Awards are given in two categories: Category I is for full-time faculty members who have taught at Pepperdine for six or more years or have tenure. This award includes a $4,000 stipend. Category II is for full-time faculty members who have taught at Pepperdine for less than six years and are untenured. This award includes a $2,000 stipend. Awardees will receive a framed certificate and an engraved medal to commemorate their recognition as a Howard A. White award winner.
This year we are delighted to honor six faculty members in Category I and two faculty members in Category II. We also included excerpts from student nominations below to highlight the meaningful impact these faculty members make in the lives of their students.