Pepperdine Professors Recognized with Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
The Office of the Provost awarded eight faculty members with the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Pepperdine University Faculty Conference in Malibu on October 4, 2019. The award honors the legacy of Pepperdine’s fifth president, Howard A. White, a gifted teacher, recognized historian, and faithful steward of the University for nearly 30 years. Following an open call for nominations, honorees were chosen for their rigorous, thought-provoking teaching, investment in student development through mentoring or advising, and mastery of their subject matter.
Honorees included Ebony Cain, assistant professor of education and program director at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP); Stella Erbes (’91), divisional dean of the Seaver College Humanities and Teacher Education Division; David Han, professor of law at the Caruso School of Law; Carolyn Keatinge, senior lecturer of psychology at GSEP; Abraham Park, associate professor of finance at the Graziadio Business School; Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books at Seaver College; Cooker Perkins Storm, associate professor of sports medicine at Seaver College; and Felicity Vabulas, assistant professor in the International Studies and Languages Division at Seaver College.