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Pepperdine University Announces Dr. Angel Coaston as Inaugural Dean of the School of Nursing in the College of Health Science

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Pepperdine University Provost Jay Brewster announced the appointment of Dr. Angel Coaston as the inaugural dean of the School of Nursing in the newly established College of Health Science.

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Providing Role Models for First-Gen Students

Pepperdine University’s First Waves program provides leadership opportunities for learners and involves faculty and staff in caring for first-generation students.

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Featured Faculty Experts

Kiron Skinner
Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics
International Relations, US Foreign Policy, Political Strategy, Cyber Security 
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Dean, Braun Family Dean's Chair, Senior Fellow at Davenport Institute
National Politics, California Policy and Politics, Viewpoint Diversity in Academia, Smart Cities, Civic Engagement
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Brenden Mann Foundation Chair in Law and Religion, Co-Director Nootbaar Institute for Law, Religion and Ethics, Professor of Law
Religious liberty and discrimination, Intersection of religion and commerce, Church and state, Jewish law, Arbitration law
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Associate Professor of Law
Second Amendment, Firearms Law, Gun Rights, Regulation, and Policy, Regulation of State and Private Violence
Thema Bryant-Davis Faculty Profile
Domestic abuse, Sexual trauma, War trauma, Human trafficking, Racism and discrimination, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health
Steven Sultanoff Faculty Profile
Adjunct Faculty
Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Therapy, Therapeutic Humor, Emotional Intelligence, Deliberate Practice, The Cognitive Basis of Emotion, Therapist Training
Judy Ho Faculty Profile
Associate Professor and IRB Chair
Depression and anxiety issues, Childhood and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Eating disorders, Dementia
Davide Accomazzo | Instructor of Finance | Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Instructor of Finance
Investment/economic analysis, Business strategy/client development, Securities and derivatives trading, Money management operations, Capital markets risk management, Family Office Financial Management
Charla Griffy Brown Senior Associate Dean, Executive and Part-Time Programs and Professor of Information Systems Technology Management
Senior Associate Dean Executive and Part-Time Programs, and Professor of Information Systems Technology Management
Business Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Sales Growth
Dr. Erlanger Turner
Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Race and Cultural Experiences Research Lab
Child Psychopathology, Research Methodology, Multicultural Psychology

News Releases

June 17, 2024

Pepperdine University Provost Jay Brewster announced the appointment of Dr. Angel Coaston as the inaugural dean of the School of Nursing in the newly established College of Health Science.

June 17, 2024

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University announces its iconic 2024–2025 season featuring 28 professional presentations, 8 student music performances, and 6 student productions including the theatre department series, opera, and annual dance performance.

June 5, 2024

For the second year in a row, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Dean Deborah Crown has been recognized as one of Los Angeles’ 500 most influential business leaders by being named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500 list.

May 16, 2024

New degrees in teaching, speech pathology, and educational leadership designed to address critical workforce gaps, connect aspiring educators and health practitioners with high-quality training

April 18, 2024

Pepperdine University announced today that the Four Lights Memorial—dedicated to honor the four undergraduate students who were killed in October 2023—is now open to members of the community.