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Lani Fraizer, Ed.D.

Ed.D., Pepperdine University; M.S., Carnegie Mellon; M.S., California State University, East Bay; B.A., California State University, Sacramento

Lani Fraizer's work focuses on examining underpinnings of human capacity building as values, philosophy of life, and beliefs about the nature of learning in developing talent from perspectives of makers in social change. As an Associate Professor and Chair of International Learning Global Partnerships at Pepperdine GSEP, she teaches at the cross-sector areas of leadership, social innovation and technology, and serves as Director of International Learning for APAC and EMEA-based Country Delegations. She served as Scholar-in-Residence at the Yunus Center in Pathumthani, Thailand - a collaboration between Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and the Asian Institute of Technology, with a vision to harness the power of social business to create a poverty-free world. In private sector, she served as a Senior Research Consultant for Worldwide Public Sector for 15+ years exploring country education policies and cross-sector partnerships to advance future-ready talent. Today Dr. Fraizer is Program Co-Chair for Grace Hopper Women in Computing at the Anita Borg Institute, creating unique learning experiences for the advancement of women in computing around the world.

Contact: Lani.Fraizer@pepperdine.edu

Academic Interests:
  • Human Capacity Building
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Learning Technologies
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Games
  • Service Learning
  • Social Entrepreneurship
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