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Paul R. Sparks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Southern California; M.S., California State University, Los Angeles; B.S., Brigham Young University

Dr. Sparks leads technology courses in the doctoral and master's programs at Pepperdine. Previously, he was director of training at Epoch Internet where he developed its curriculum. Dr. Sparks was also an educational technologist and information systems specialist for Rockwell International. He was previously a high school and adult education instructor in the Whittier Union High School District.

Contact: paul.sparks@pepperdine.edu

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