New tenure-track Communication Professor Jaz Gray uses her past life and career experiences to inspire students. After working in the entertainment industry, Gray said she realized she wanted to help students in more ways than one.
Colin Storm, assistant professor of Communication, began his first year as a tenure-track faculty member at Pepperdine in August 2021. With goals to teach his students in a meaningful and enthusiastic way — while promoting mental health and wellness and cultivating personal relationships — Storm said Pepperdine allows him to pursue his life’s calling: teaching.
Photo by Megan Williams The question “Where are you from?” seems fairly straightforward for most people. It’s usually answered with the name of a city, a state or a country, with little thought or worry for how to reply. For Communication Professor Diana Martinez, however, answering that question is not so easy. She immigrated to […]
Nicholas Olson said he is able to find peace when he is with his girlfriend, Valentina Monteagudo. Together, they have been facing the ups and downs that come with a long-distance relationship.
The University has provided several sporadic updates in the past year regarding COVID-19 related changes. In a remote setting, students need clear, timely communication to assess their future plans.
Pepp Prof Profiles highlight professors, their journey to Pepp and their passions to introduce them to other students, faculty and the community. In this installment, Assistant Professor of Communication Diana Martínez discusses how she unexpectedly became a professor and the love she has for her students.
Photo courtesy of Yinjie Zhai Senior advertising major Yinjie Zhai likes to eat, and when he found himself away from home, he did what some hungry college students do: He learned to cook. “When I started to live by myself — not with the family — I kind of missed [my grandfather’s] dishes,” Zhai said. […]
Pepperdine students and faculty who have a disability share their experience.
2020 brought an increase in the vitality of social media as a means to stay connected with people in a quick and rapid fashion. Even though social media is universally used, it may not always be used in the same way.
College is a time for growth and learning as young adults morph into the adults they are meant to be — this includes learning how to live with roommates. Pepperdine students and professors weigh in on how they have learned to live with others and what works best for them.