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Elias Saade

Instructional Designer
Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Elias Saade currently serves as an instructional designer for the Masters of Science in Leadership suite of programs at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. In this role, he collaborates with faculty to design, build, and evaluate engaging online courses.

Through his work on the Virtual Initiatives Team, Professor Saade leads various projects across the Education Division, such as planning and executing the Doctoral Virtual International Trips, program orientations, and technology workshops. He is passionate about learning technologies and has presented his work at international, national, and regional conferences.

Prior to joining GSEP, Professor Saade was a transitional kindergarten teacher for the Walt Disney Company. In addition to enacting developmentally appropriate instruction, he designed personalized curriculum to meet the needs of diverse early learners.

Professor Saade received a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education; an MS in Learning Design and Innovation from Pepperdine University; and is
currently pursuing an EdD in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University.



  • MS, Pepperdine University
  • BA, University of California, Irvine