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Heather Pardee



Heather is your program director! Seaver College and International Programs alumna herself, Heather and her husband Cambry, who is a religion professor and London program spiritual life director, have lived in London for a few years. During her time at Pepperdine, Heather studied abroad in the Lyon, France program. 



Jennifer Ryan

Assistant Director


Jenny is your assistant director! She has worked at Pepperdine's London campus since 2008. She organizes many aspects of the program including the EFTs, local field trips, class excursions, group dinners, social events, class schedules and registration, as well as helping students get the most out of their time abroad! Jenny is English but said she hates the taste of tea!

Faculty in Residence 2022-2023

Amanda Rizkallah

Dr. Amanda Rizkallah

Assistant Professor of International Studies, International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College

Office: PLC 198

Amanda Rizkallah is an assistant professor of international studies at Seaver College and teaches classes in comparative politics, diplomacy, conflict and peacebuilding, and the political economy of development--all with an emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. She is a graduate of UCLA and a former fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy. She has been teaching at Pepperdine for 5 years and this is her first time serving as a faculty-in-residence. Amanda and her husband, Chris, have only been to London briefly once before as young adults and are looking forward to exploring this multicultural city anew and eating their way through its extraordinary food scene. Amanda and Chris have two preschool-aged children, Zayna and Isaiah, who will be joining them in London.

Faculty In Residence 2023-2024

Charles Hall

Dr. Charles Hall 

AC 232

Charles Hall is a professor in the sociology department at Seaver College.  From 2005-2019, he was Dean of International Programs where he helped launch Lausanne and Shanghai and started the Global Fellows Program.  He teaches Social Psychology, Religion and Society, and Death and Dying.  He and his wife Lori have visited all of our International Programs more than 15 times during his time as IP Dean.  After all those years in administration, Charles and Lori finally get the opportunity to serve as faculty-in-residence.  So why London?  “Because it’s one of the greatest cities in the world and…I can speak the language."