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Kent Rhodes

Clinical Professor
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Kent Rhodes brings senior executive experience to equipping students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership with Pepperdine’s doctoral and executive graduate programs. In addition to his role with GSEP, he serves as Practitioner Faculty with the Graziadio Business School’s Master of Science in Organization Development and Master of Science in Family Enterprise. 

Kent also serves as a Senior Consultant with the Chicago-based Family Business Consulting Group, where he works with families and their enterprises, aligning both business and family strategies in ways that facilitate enterprise success and family harmony. Prior to his appointment with Pepperdine and the FBCG, Rhodes founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of an Internet-based education company. He negotiated the sale of the company to a Silicon Valley publicly traded corporation, where he continued as a Principal, serving as Managing Director until successfully completing its acquisition and integration growth strategies.



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