Dr. Margaret Weber, the Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and Professor of Education, brings to Pepperdine a distinguished background in research, teaching, and administration.
Since joining the GSEP in 2001, Dean Weber has focused on faculty development and program innovation in order to create a community of learning and environment of achievement. "The GSEP holds a unique leadership position in higher education through our unwavering commitments to academic excellence, the student experience, and community partnerships," says Dean Weber. "We strive to educate the whole person, in both intellect and spirit."
Dean Weber was formerly the Associate Dean of Oklahoma State University's College of Human Environmental Sciences. As a scholar, she has published articles on topics such as multicultural leadership and diversity, the definition of scholarship, mentorship, the socialization of graduate students, and the value of investment in faculty.
Dean Weber asserts that the GSEP is dedicated to exemplifying and providing inspiration for change: "Preparing students to become educational leaders in their communities is a cornerstone of the GSEP mission.