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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 Purpose-Driven 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

Dr. Deborah Crown is the 10th dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Crown has garnered nearly two decades of academic leadership experience and most recently served as dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and professor of management. The former educator and AACSB reviewer has had her research featured in national media outlets ranging from CNN to The Wall Street Journal. She has been awarded exceedingly for her influential leadership and dedication to social responsibility. Dr. Crown holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MS from the University of Colorado Denver. 


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Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Hillary Doran
Director of Marketing


Thought Leadership from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Cristina Gibson profile
University Professor
Virtual Team Effectiveness, Human Sustainability, Thriving at Work, Multinational Teams
Cristel Russell profile
Professor Of Marketing
Consumer Behaviors
Dana Sumpter profile
Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management
Cross-cultural Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work, People Management Skills, Human Resources, Talent Management
Kurt Motamedi profile
Professor of Strategy and Leadership
Business Strategy, Leadership, Office Politics
Bernice Ledbetter profile
Practitioner Lecturer of Organizational Theory and Management, Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, Director of the Center for Women in Leadership
Women in Leadership, Organizataional Ethics and Leadership, Non-western Approaches to Leadership, Gender Differences in the Workplace
Stephen Rapier profile
Assistant Professor of Marketing
High Technology Entrepreneurship
Bobbi Thomason profile
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
Inequality and Social Hierarchy, Gender Bias, Nationality, Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economics
Jaime Salas profile
Practitioner of Marketing
Adaptive Selling Behavior
Zhike Lei profile
Professor of Applied Behavioral Science, Director, Center for Applied Research
Management, Trends in Technology, Team Reflection
Demosthenes Vardiabasis profile
Professor of Economics
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
David Smith profile
Professor of Economics, Associate Provost for Online Programs
Labor Economics, Gender Economics