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Kent Rhodes

Visiting Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Rhodes teaches courses in organizational behavior and ethics. He is the ombudsman for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and he maintains a consulting practice, coaching executive teams through merger and acquisition integration strategies. Dr. Rhodes founded and served as chief executive officer of OnCourse Network, Inc., an Internet distance education company. He successfully negotiated the sale of the company to a Silicon Valley publicly traded corporation and subsequently served as a principal with that company in San Jose, California until successfully completing its acquisition and integration strategies in 2001, when he joined the Pepperdine faculty. He holds membership in the American Management Association and the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Division with the American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, and the United States Ombudsman Association. His research interests include how concepts of mercy and justice are enacted within values-based organizations, ethical leadership, interaction of systems and culture on individual values and faith formation, and mergers and acquisitions integrations as ethical strategies.



  • EdD, Pepperdine University
  • MA, Texas Tech University
  • BA, Lubbock Christian University