Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, both the day and evening formats of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACLP) program will reflect revisions made to meet new California Board of Behavioral Sciences regulations for the marriage and family therapist licensure (LMFT).
The Digital Women’s Project (DWP), an initiative led by GSEP dean Margaret Weber, will be hosting a new academic conference March 7-8, 2013, at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Master’s Students in the Social Entrepreneurship and Change Program Compete for Seed Funding of Social Programs
In April of 2012, GSEP students in the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change program participated in the first Social Entrepreneurship Change Leaders Competition for social enterprise innovation.
Nikki Schaper (MA ’05, EdD ’09), Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership alumna and associate dean of student services at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, was selected by Encuentros Leadership to receive the prestigious Sí Se Puede Award at the annual Encuentros Leadership Conference.
Daryl Rowe, professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), received the Distinguished Black Psychologist award from the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). Rowe was presented with the prestigious award at the association’s annual convention, held July 15-22, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Megan Marcus (MA ’11) placed first in Harvard’s Education Innovation Pitch Competition for her business idea, FuelEd. The idea behind FuelEd was initially called “Teacher Refresh” and was conceived while Marcus studied at GSEP.
In response to the changing needs of learners and their communities in the 21st century, GSEP has launched the new Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program for educators who want to strengthen their leadership, cultural proficiency, and impact as practitioners.
At the 2012 California Psychological Association (CPA) annual convention in Monterey, California, Robert deMayo, associate dean and professor of psychology at GSEP, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Division II, Training and Education Division of the CPA. He is also incoming president of the CPA.
Stefanie Kleine (MA ’03), GSEP alumna and Atlanta-based actress and life/business coach, has partnered with Sundance Award-winning director Chusy Haney-Jardine to shoot the pilot for a new psychology-based TV show.
Trustees of Vista Unified School District in north San Diego County announced earlier this year that Pepperdine GSEP alumnus Devin Vodicka (MA ’04, EdD ’07) will be the school district’s top administrator.
At the 2012 Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Sultanoff received the Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award and was recognized for his 25 years of contributions to the field of therapeutic humor.
Sydney Brazile, Maya Lohith, and Samantha Sorkin have been awarded scholarships for the CCTE through GSEP.
The GSEP Superintendent Advisory Council is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. George J. McKenna III, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Local District 7 as the recipient of the 2012 Superintendent of the Year award.
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE).
California State University, Northridge hired Dr. Joannie Busillo-Aguayo (EdD ’10) as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling.
Oklahoma Christian University (OCU) announced that GSEP alumnus Dr. Nathan Mellor (MDR ’05, EdD ’08) has been named vice president for community engagement and chief of staff.
Adjunct faculty of psychology Dr. Gregory Canillas was recently appointed to the Commission on Youth and Children by Long Beach mayor Bob Foster, and was confirmed by the Long Beach City Council.
Dr. Eric Hamilton, associate dean of education for GSEP secured a $420,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research.
Dr. Earnestine Thomas-Robertson has been selected as the second annual recipient of the GSEP Waves of Service Award.
The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), Mrs. Sibongile Mkhabela, presented the GSEP Diversity Council Lecture “Giving Voice and Dignity to the African Child.”