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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Abraham Park

Abraham Park, PhD

Dr. Abraham Park is associate dean of academic affairs and an associate professor of finance at Pepperdine Graziadio. 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. Dr. Park holds a PhD from University of Cambridge, M. Phil. from University of Cambridge, JD from U.C. Berkeley, MPP from Harvard University, and a BA from UC Berkeley. 

Department and Online Programs Chairs

Mark Chun

Mark Chun, PhD


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.

Robert Lee

Robert Lee, PhD, CPA, CMA

(Interim) ACCT, FIN, Real Estate

Dr. Robert Lee is an associate professor of accounting and department chair for Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.  He earned his PhD in accounting from Drexel University, a master in accountancy degree from Villanova University and a bachelor of arts degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Michigan. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified management accountant (CMA).  He has worked for companies such as PwC, KPMG, Conversant, and Thomson Company and currently provides consulting services to companies in the Los Angeles area.  

Jaclyn Margolis

Jaclyn Margolis, PhD

(Interim) ABS, OTMT

Dr. Jaclyn Margolis holds a PhD in Management with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University. She received her MBA from Drexel University and her BS in Finance and Economics with a minor in Psychology from Lehigh University. Dr. Margolis’s teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork, leadership, and personal development. Her primary research interests include teams, leadership, motivation, and social comparison processes. Dr. Margolis worked in the financial services industry prior to pursuing her doctorate. 

Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson, PhD


Dr. Elizabeth Olson has over 15 years of management, financial consulting, and international experience. Dr. Olson has worked with both large corporations and small businesses with a focus on financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, competitor analysis, and management. Dr. Olson began teaching in 2013, lecturing at the College at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Her primary area of academic research is political economy, which she presents at academic conferences. Dr. Olson received her BA from Hamline University, her MBA from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and her PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Michael Williams portrait

Michael Williams, PhD

Online Programs Chair

Dr. Williams serves as the Chair of Online Programs and has served in a number of academic and administrative roles at Pepperdine. His research has been published in leading empirical and practitioner journals in Information Systems including European Journal of Operations Research and MIS Quarterly Executive. He is a proud recipient of Pepperdine's highest teaching award, the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence.