How are We Doing and How Do We Know? Best Practices for Transformative Learning
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
full-time Pepperdine faculty members are invited to support their alumni, who
will be speaking at the Faculty Conference at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, October
4. This year marks the first time that graduates of Pepperdine will
also attend. Join with colleagues from your school to hear several of your
own alumni speak about their transformative learning experiences at
Pepperdine. Each of the five school level, concurrent sessions will be
followed by faculty dialogue and discussion, concluding at 11:00 A.M.
KEY FACULTY WHO ARE BRINGING ALUMNI TO THIS EVENT
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Dr. Smith is both the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of economics. He has been a full-time faculty member at Pepperdine's GSBM for a decade. Dr. Smith's teaching expertise includes labor pay and productivity, forecasting, and analysis of specific labor markets. Some of his published works are: "Increasing Market Penetration" in Credit Union Digest (2004) and "Pay and Productivity Differences Between Male and Female Veterinarians" in Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2002). His research on credit unions has been used in arguments before the US Supreme Court as well as in state legislative hearings.
School of Public Policy
Shires is both an associate professor of public policy and the director of
the Murray S. Craig Digital Democracy Library, an initiative examining ways
that technology can enhance government official accountability. Besides being
an active consultant to local and state government on issues related to
finance, education policy, and governance, he also teaches an array of
courses. His class work includes Political, Organizational, and Strategic
Aspects of Public Policy, as well as Public Finance and Public Choice. Some
of his published research includes "The Development of Counties as
Municipal Governments: A Case Study of Los Angeles County in the 21st
Century" (2002) in Urban Affairs Review and Alternative
Approaches to Funding Higher Education in California (2001).
As a distinguished professor of political science, Dr. Caldwell teaches courses that include international relations and American foreign policy. His published works include World Politics and You (2000) and The Dynamics of Domestic Politics and Arms Control: The Treaty Ratification Debate (1991). Among his many achievements, Dr. Caldwell is listed in Who's Who in American Education. In the past, he attained a Center for Teaching Excellence Award, and he has held a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard University.
As a professor of humanities, Dr. Gose teaches courses in the Great Books Colloquium and Curriculum and Methods. His published works include What It Means to Be a Teacher (2007) and Creating the Winning Game Plan (1999). After serving as the Social Science division chair for 5 consecutive years, Dr. Gose won the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award. Among his many academic interests are social science perspectives on film, Socratic dialogue, and quality questioning.
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Dr. Joy Asamen, professor of psychology, was honored this year by the National Council of Schools for her significant contributions to the enhancement of ethnic and racial diversity. She is one of the founding members of GSEP's Multicultural Research and Training Lab. Her teaching interests include areas of research method and data analysis. As a licensed psychologist in California, she previously engaged in psychiatric research at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brentwood and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education at GSEP, is an internationally recognized leader in learning technologies, reform, and the development of future learning environments. He is the leader of the Distributed Learning and Collaboration series of research symposia in Asia, Europe, and Africa, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
School of Law
In addition to serving as the Vice Dean of Pepperdine's law school, Mr. Perrin also is a professor teaching classes such as Civil Pleading and Procedure I and II, Selected Problems in Evidence, and Honors Trial Practice. His published articles include "Practicing Law as a Christian: Restoration Movement Perspectives" (2005) and "Lawyer as Peacemaker: A Christian Response to Rambo Litigation" (2005). In the past, he was appointed Associate Provost and named a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow.