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Susan Rice Faculty Profile

Susan Rice

EdD - Adjunct Faculty
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Susan F. Rice began teaching as an adjunct lecturer at Pepperdine in 2012. She is a senior consulting associate with Brakeley Briscoe, a management and fundraising consultant firm. Prior to consulting, she was a corporate officer at four major nonprofit organizations. She has taught political science and fundraising courses, and has been a featured speaker with many educational associations. Originally an elementary school teacher in Indiana, she became an active volunteer in the League of Women Voters in Indiana, Virginia, and California and served with several other nonprofit boards. Later she resumed teaching at UCLA Extension and Santa Monica College when pursuing graduate degrees. Rice is particularly interested in expanding a culture of philanthropy in nonprofits and holds volunteer leadership roles in campaign fundraising with three higher education institutions.



  • EdD, Pepperdine University
  • MPA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Saint Mary's College


  • ESEC 690 Managing the Philanthropic Enterprise