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John A. Chandler, Ed.D.
Emeritus Professor of Education

Ed.D, Stanford University; M.A., San Jose State University; B.A., University of San Francisco

Dr. Chandler taught in the GSEP at Pepperdine for almost 30 years. He has more than 40 years of classroom teaching and administrative experience. From 1973 to 1999 he taught at the Master's level, then also taught at the doctoral level from 1980 on. His teaching interests included ethics and the history and philosophy of education, with a particular concern over the preparation of classroom teachers. His last research activity was in the field of value education. Dr. Chandler retired from full-time teaching at Pepperdine in 1999.


GSEP has an active Diversity Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, whose aim is to promote discourse and foster multicultural proficiency. The Council developed a biannual speaker series to provide a forum for representatives of varied backgrounds and views to speak on subjects affecting the fields of education and mental health.