The Office of Academic Affairs also provides support for all facets of faculty appointments. The specific areas supported include faculty searches and recruiting; initial appointments; reviews for promotions and reappointments; faculty leaves of absence; faculty tracking and reporting; faculty retirements, resignations, and separations; and interpretation of policies and procedures.  

The primary emphasis of this section is to provide guidance with the procedures related to the above mentioned areas. The Office of Academic Affairs is located on the fourth floor of 6100 Center Drive at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus. We can be contacted by email: gsbmaa@pepperdine.edu











Abraham Park, PhD • ACCT, FINC

Dr. Abraham Park is an Assistant Professor of finance at Pepperdine University. Courses he has taught include Real Estate Investments & Finance and Corporate Finance at the MBA level. His current research is related to REITs and Corporate Real Estate. Dr. Park has over 12 years of experience in law, a Silicon Valley technology start up venture, management consulting, hedge funds, and global real estate finance. He has worked and lived in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.





Teri Tompkins, PhD • ABS, OTMT

Dr. Tompkins joined the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University in 2001. Prior to her arrival at Pepperdine, she was faculty at The University of Redlands for eight years where she was nominated twice for best teacher of the year. Dr. Tompkins received her MBA (with an emphasis in Strategy and Marketing) and Ph.D. (with an emphasis in Management and Organizational Behavior) from Claremont Graduate University. She earned her masters and bachelors degrees respectively in Recreation and Leisure Studies for non-for-profit management from CSULB. Dr. Tompkins consults with organizations in the areas of positive transformation and organizational learning. She has written six textbooks and instructors' manuals.


Mark Chun



Dr. Mark Chun is an Associate Professor at Pepperdine University at the Graziadio Business School. He recently served as the Interim Associate Dean of Executive Programs. He earned a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in management information systems from the University of Hawaii. He has worked for companies such as Intel Corporation, Pepsi Co. / Taco Bell, Coopers & Lybrand, and the Bank of Hawaii.





David Ralph, PhD • ECNM, LEGL, MKTG

In addition to teaching marketing, Dr. Ralph directs his own firm in which he develops advertising, public relations, and market research. Also, he is the founder and director of the Antelope Valley Christian School, a private institution for preschool through high school students.