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Malibu International Programs Office

Speak with an International Programs Student Ambassador

Visit our International Programs Ambassador page to connect with student leaders that represent all global campus locations.

IP Academic Advising

For International Programs academic questions, please reach out to our team below.

  • Dr. Fiona Stewart, Interim Associate Dean of International Programs - Book an advising appointment here
  • Evelyn Valtier, Manager of Academics & Internships - Book an advising appointment here. 
  • Other Advising

If students have several in-depth questions in a specific area, please contact us so we can understand your needs and provide you with timely and helpful information.

  • Manager of Study Abroad Immigration Services - Book a visa advising appointment here.

Live and Recorded Events

Please review our calendar of upcoming events and deadlines for additional opportunities to connect with the IP Office.


Pepperdine University is closely monitoring developments for COVID-19. Learn more about the University's response plans to keep our campus communities safe.

Learn More About International Programs Updates


Ron Cox | Dean of International Programs


  • Ph.D. Theology, University of Notre Dame 2005; M.Div., Pepperdine University 1996
  • B.S. Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1991
  • Professor of Religion, Pepperdine, 2005 - present
  • IP Faculty-in-Residence for Florence, Heidelberg, London, Middle East Studies:Jordan, and Uganda programs

  • IP Associate Dean, 2017 - 2022
  • Dr. Cox provides the primary administrative oversight for the implementation and operation of all overseas programs for Seaver College
Fiona Stewart

Fiona M. Stewart | Interim Associate Dean of International Programs


  • Ph.D. Italian, University of Glasgow 2007
  • MA (Hons.) Italian & Latin, University of Glasgow 2000
  • International experience: grew up in the UK; studied and/or worked in the UK, Italy, and USA; directed study abroad programs in Italy; Pepperdine IP Faculty-in-Residence for London
  • Dr. Stewart primarily overseas International Programs' academic affairs, internships, and program assessment and evaluations
Greg Muger

Greg Muger | Director, Malibu Office


  • Ph.D. Global Leadership and Change, Pepperdine University 2020
  • M.A. Leadership Studies, Azusa Pacific University 2003
  • International travel experiences: Worked in 40+ countries
  • Since 2014, Dr. Muger has been responsible for central operations and the overall direction and guidance of the International Programs Malibu Office
Charlie Engelmann

Charlie Engelmann | Director, Asia Program


  • M.A. International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; B.A. Organizational Communication, Pepperdine University.
  • Former Director of Pepperdine's Shanghai residential program; alumnus of Heidelberg program
  • Traveled to more than 35 countries; lived in China for more than 15 years; fluent in Mandarin and highly skilled at eating dumplings.
  • Charlie is managing the expansion of Pepperdine's programmatic offerings in Asia, including the Japan Summer Program and a future residential program in Asia. He also promotes student abroad opportunities through marketing, events and student development.
Stacey Chen

Stacey Chen | Manager of Immigration Services 


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies , CSU Northridge  
  • M.A. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, CSU Northridge
  • B.S. International Business & Marketing, CSU Pomona  
  • Travel to 15+ countries; lived in Laos; lived and worked in Paris, France.  Stacey is fluent in French, Mandarin, and Cantonese. 
  • Stacey assists students with preparing their vital documents, visa applications, submission to consulates for visa approval, and immigration questions. 


Evelyn Valtier

Evelyn Valtier | Manager of Internships and Academics


  • M.ED. Secondary Education, Loyola Marymount University 2018
  • B.A. Child Development, California State University, Northridge 2005
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential - Taught Spanish K-12th grade in Southern and Northern California
  • Evelyn grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Chaperoned students to Cusco, Peru and visited 15+ countries. Evelyn is fluent in Spanish.
  • She is primarily responsible for academic support and advising and IP internships.


Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown | Associate Director of Enrollment and Preparations


  • Master of Arts in English Literature, Abilene Christian University
  • Countries visited: Studied and worked in Scotland, Ecuador, and Germany and has visited 20+ other countries
  • Rachel is primarily responsible for oversight and management of the student admissions and preparations process, including program enrollment, vital documents, visas, flights and IP scholarships.
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Bernadette Bolton | Budget Analyst


  • Mini MBA, Pepperdine University 2018; Change Management Certification, Prosci 2015; Business Management Certification, University of Pennsylvania 2003; B.S. Biology with Secondary Education Certification, Stockton University 1994
  • With her husband, who also works at Pepperdine, they've traveled to over 40 countries; Bernadette has lived in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Barcelona. She is skilled at finding the best local cafes and coffee shops.
  • Bernadette reviews and analyzes the financial transactions and budgets for each International Program. 
Caroline Decker

Caroline Decker | Office Specialist


  • B.A. International Studies, Pepperdine University 2022
  • Alumna of Pepperdine's Heidelberg, Germany, Program
  • Countries visited: 20+
  • Caroline assists with student inquiries, student development programming, and marketing. 

Nicole Van Deventer | Office Coordinator


  • B.A. Intercultural Communication, Pepperdine University 2022
  • Countries visited: Poland, Germany, and Mexico
  • Nicole is responsible for office operations, front desk management, and assisting the IP director.
Emily Harris

Emily Harris | Coordinator of Enrollment and Preparations 


  • B.A. International Studies (Political Science), Pepperdine University 2021
  • Alumna of Pepperdine's Buenos Aires, Argentina Program
  • Has visited or studied in 10 countries
  • Emily assists with the administration and planning of the International Programs enrollment and preparations processes.

Location: TCC 131

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263-4230

Phone: 310.506.4230

E-mail: International.Programs@pepperdine.edu

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Emergencies (Department of Public Safety): 310.506.4441

Non-Emergencies (Department of Public Safety): 310.506.4442