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Leo Mallette Faculty Profile

Leo Mallette

Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Mallette provides technical and programmatic support at The Aerospace Corporation. Previously, he worked in system engineering and project management of satellite systems at the Boeing Company for 30 years. During the 70s, Dr. Mallette was an Instructor of Engineering at the University of Central Florida. In addition to his engineering work, Mallette currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), the Graziadio School of Business and Management (GSBM), and serves as a dissertation committee chairperson for approximately six doctoral students per semester.

Dr. Mallette has published over 80 conference and peer-reviewed journal articles on atomic frequency standards, satellite systems, ground stations, root-cause investigation, genealogy, organizational ethics, and publishing. He is co-author of the book Writing for Conferences (Greenwood, 2011), and The SPELIT Power Matrix (CreateSpace, 2007), author of Images of America: Rancho Mirage (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), and the Princess Avocado series of children's e-books.

He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1975 and 1977 and the MBA and EdD (in organizational leadership, with honors) degrees from Pepperdine University in 1985 and 2006. Leo is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and chairman of the award selection committee for the Precise Time and Time Interval Conference. He and his wife Kathy live in Irvine and Rancho Mirage, California. They have one daughter and two granddaughters. He enjoys playing with his granddaughters, gardening projects, traveling, and writing.



  • EdD, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • MSE, University of Central Florida
  • BSE, University of Central Florida


  • DESC 475 - Production and Operations Management
  • EDOL 766 - Research Design and Analysis
  • EDOL 767 - Qualitative Research and Analysis
  • EDOL 791 - Dissertation Research