Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Press Kit
About Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School
For more than 50 years, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has challenged individuals to think boldly and drive meaningful change within their industries and communities. Dedicated to developing Best for the World Leaders, the Graziadio School offers a comprehensive range of MBA, MS, executive, and doctoral degree programs grounded in integrity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The Graziadio School advances experiential learning through small classes with distinguished faculty that stimulate critical thinking and meaningful connection, inspiring students and working professionals to realize their greatest potential as values-centered leaders. Follow Pepperdine Graziadio on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube.
Dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
David Smith is the interim dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, having served as Graziadio’s 8th dean in 2015. Working over 20 years with Pepperdine, Dr. Smith has held multiple leadership roles within higher education as well as in the economic field as an experienced manager and consultant. Along with providing his expertise in numerous articles, Dr. Smith currently serves as a peer reviewer and mentor on the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dr. Smith holds a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, and master's and doctoral degrees in economics from Michigan State University.