Buenos Aires

Program Staff

Travis Hill-Weber

Travis Hill-Weber       

Director   

Travis.Hillweber@pepperdine.edu                                                                         

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Maria "Tati" Constanza Guerrini

Assistant Director

Tati.Guerrini@pepperdine.edu

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Susi Battisti

Associate Director

Susi.Battisti@pepperdine.edu

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Maria Schwartz

Program Assistant

Maria.Schwartz@pepperdine.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katia Aguilera 

Bookkeeper/Finance Coordinator

Katia.Aguilera@pepperdine.edu

Faculty-in-Residence 2020-2021

Dr. Darlene Rivas

Professor of History, Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College

Darlene Rivas has been a professor of History and Latin American studies at Pepperdine for 23 years. Recently, she's been integrating role-playing games that bring history to life in all its complexity while helping students build real-life skills. She and her husband Mike love to work closely with Pepperdine students and have recently participated in the Lausanne program. They are eager to return to Buenos Aires, where they served in the summer of 1996 before Pepperdine had a full year program there, and where they spent a brief Fulbright stint in 2007. In those relatively short experiences in Argentina, the Rivases amassed some incredible memories (oh, the stories they can tell) and met amazing people, and they look forward to more time to explore this great city and beautiful country. Mike's dreams in particular include visions of sizzling meat on the parilla and stacks of empanadas.

 

Faculty-in-Residence 2021-2022

Fall 2021

Dr. Darlene Rivas

Professor of History, Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College

Darlene Rivas has been a professor of History and Latin American studies at Pepperdine for 23 years. Recently, she's been integrating role-playing games that bring history to life in all its complexity while helping students build real-life skills. She and her husband Mike love to work closely with Pepperdine students and have recently participated in the Lausanne program. They are eager to return to Buenos Aires, where they served in the summer of 1996 before Pepperdine had a full year program there, and where they spent a brief Fulbright stint in 2007. In those relatively short experiences in Argentina, the Rivases amassed some incredible memories (oh, the stories they can tell) and met amazing people, and they look forward to more time to explore this great city and beautiful country. Mike's dreams in particular include visions of sizzling meat on the parilla and stacks of empanadas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Spring 2022

Dr. Stephen Davis 

Distinguished Professor of Biology, Natural Science Division, Seaver College

Stephen Davis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology at Pepperdine University. He has served as coordinator of Pepperdine's Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology and the First-Year Students as Scholars Program in Biology. He has been selected as Teacher of the Year, as a Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, and for the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, all at Pepperdine University. Also through national competition, he has been a recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching at Baylor University. Dr. Davis's distinctive approach to teaching has been to facilitate student scholarship through the completion of research projects, the writing of Honors Theses, and supporting students communicating their scholarly findings at regional and national scientific conferences as well as through final student publication of their work in refereed, scientific journals. Dr. Davis has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, UCLA, University of Utah, and Baylor University. He and his wife Janet have served as visiting faculty at Pepperdine's International Programs in London (1989-90, 2011-12), Heidelberg (1999-2000), and Buenos Aires (2019-2020). Dr. Davis and his colleagues have received numerous grants to support the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB) at Pepperdine University, with nearly continuous funding from the National Science Foundation for over 30 years. His research specialty is the physiological ecology of plants with a focus on chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and ferns, investigating their adaptations to wildfire, drought, freezing, and fungal disease in response to California's changing climate. Dr. Davis has taught the following courses in recent years: Plants and the Environment, Plant Physiological Ecology, Environmental Policy and Politics, Biology of Plants, Microbes and Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Marine Environment.

 

 

 

Updated: 8.25.2020