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About Us

The University Faculty Council (UFC) was formed in 2001 by a charter signed by all five schools of Pepperdine University. The purpose of the UFC is to provide a vehicle for collegial discussion and decision-making between Pepperdine University administration and the faculty. Each school has at least one representative on the UFC.



Council Membership


  • Mark Chun, Department Chair of Decision Sciences‚ Information Systems‚ and Strategy, and Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management, PGBS
  • Chris Doran, Associate Professor of Religion, Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
  • Maretno Agus Harjoto, Professor of Finance, PGBS
  • Dennis Lowe, Professor and M. Norvel and Helen Young Endowed Chair in Family Life, GSEP
  • Ted McAllister, Edward L. Gaylord Chair, SPP
  • Maire Mullins, Professor of English, Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education, Seaver College
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Professor of Law, CSOL
  • Mark Scarberry, Professor of Law, CSOL
  • Jennifer Smith, Associate Professor of English, Humanities/ Teacher Education Division, Seaver College
  • Hollace Starr, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Fine Arts Division, Seaver College
  • Veronica Viesca, Professor of Psychology, GSEP
  • Rick Walton, Assistant Professor of Finance, PGBS
  • Jay Brewster, Provost
  • James Gash, President