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Robert Paull Faculty Profile

Robert Paull

Emeritus Professor of Education
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Paull brings to Pepperdine more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, administrator, curriculum writer, and consultant. He served as president of the Thomas Jefferson Research Center, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to character education. His research interests include building powerful organizational climates with language as a tool for organizational change, ethics as a component of leadership, and new models for the principalship. Dr. Paull has been editor of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration Journal and chaired the Teaching in Educational Administration Special Interest Group of AERA. While at Pepperdine, he has served as Program Director for the Teacher Education, Educational Leadership Academy, and the Educational Leadership Administration and Policy programs.



  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MAT, Duke University
  • BA, Dickinson College