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Jennifer Ryan

Assistant Director


Faculty in Residence 2021-2022

Phillip Freeman

Dr. Philip Freeman 

Fletcher Jones Chair in Western Culture and Professor of Humanities, Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College

Office: PLC 108

Office Hours: No in-office appointments. Students should email to schedule a time to meet elsewhere on campus. 

Philip Freeman is a professor at Seaver College and teaches humanities classes. His academic specialty is ancient and medieval Europe, with a particular interest in classical mythology and early Christianity. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas and then earned a joint Ph.D in Classics and Celtic Studies at Harvard University. He had a wonderful time serving as a live-in faculty member in a dorm with three hundred students for five years and has traveled frequently and led students on tours around Europe, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. He and his wife Cathy love London and can't wait to explore it with all of you.

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.


Updated: 8.16.2021