Religion Professor and Associate Dean of Seaver College Kindy De Long said she found her calling at Pepperdine and credits her mentors for encouraging her to expand intellectually and spiritually. She said she aims to mentor students to discover their vocations as well.
Laurie Nelson has retired after a 50-year tenure at Pepperdine. Nelson highlights her time with interacting with students and aiding them with their goals.
Professor of Music Melanie Emelio began her journey with Pepperdine in 2000. After 22 years, she is retiring.
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.
With only a few years of teaching under her belt, Assistant Professor of Political Science Karie Riddle has discovered how to connect her three passions: faith, feminism and education. As a tenure-track professor, Riddle said she hopes to bring passion and mentorship into the classroom.
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, Hispanic Studies Professor April Marshall discusses meeting a Pepperdine professor while abroad in Spain as a student and why she loves the community that exists at Pepperdine.
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.
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