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Elio Spinello Faculty Profile

Elio Spinello

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Elio Spinello is an adjunct professor in the Education Division at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he teaches E-Learning Theory and Practice in the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership. He is also a partner in RPM Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm which provides research, training, system development, and technology integration services to a variety of public and private organizations, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Spinello is a graduate of the GSEP Learning Technologies doctoral program. His dissertation (and subsequent) research focused on the use of computer simulations as problem-based learning platforms in the training of public health professionals. He has also published research examining the willingness and ability of K-12 teachers to perform CPR and emergency procedures in a classroom environment. In addition to teaching at GSEP, he also teaches at California State University Northridge College of Health and Human Development, and has taught at the University of Redlands School of Business in the MBA program. He has also been a consultant to the State of California Employment Development Department, assessing the outcomes of state-funded job training programs.


  • EdD, Pepperdine University
  • MPH, California State University, Northridge
  • BS, California State University, Northridge


  • EDOL 755: E-Learning Theory and Practice