Pepperdine University Press was founded in 1975 to publish books and scholarly works written by authors associated with the university. Since then, more than 25 titles have been released on topics including theology, history, art, and science. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing any of these titles.
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Character and the Future of the American University: A Pathway Forward with James Q. Wilson's Moral Sense
James R. Wilburn Ed.
One of the most influential social scientists of the past century, James Q. Wilson was best known for his “broken windows” theory of crime. But Wilson considered the study of moral character to be his true life’s work. In Character and the Future of the American University, thirteen eminent thinkers examine the growing significance of Wilson’s seminal work, The Moral Sense, through lenses ranging from political science and public policy to the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Wilson believed that human beings’ innate moral sense holds profound promise for dispelling the darkness that threatens our democracy. Including essays by Wilson, his colleagues, and other distinguished scholars, this book expands on that idea, exploring how reintegrating discussions of morality and character into university curricula could help shape the next generation.
Today, America’s universities face historic challenges and critical decisions. The development of tomorrow’s public leadership—and the very survival of a free society—are at stake. Can a renewed emphasis on character offer the solution? More timely today than ever, Wilson’s thought-provoking message will challenge and inspire readers both inside and outside academia.
Quest for Distinction: Pepperdine University in the 20th Century
W. David Baird
Quest for Distinction: Pepperdine University in the 20th Century chronicles Pepperdine's fascinating history, from its founding as a small faith-based college in 1937 to its emergence as a top-tier university at the turn of the century. Renowned historian and Seaver College Dean Emeritus W. David Baird brings to life the remarkable men and women who guided the school's growth. He reveals the attributes that made Pepperdine a distinctive institution, and he recounts the University's search for identity as it endeavored to achieve its founder’s dual goals of academic excellence and a commitment to a Christian mission.
The Malibu Miracle: A Memoir
William S. Banowsky
Looking at the campus today and knowing Pepperdine's ranking as a world class university it would be easy to believe that it just bloomed out of the mountains. The results are incredible but the journey is even more impressive. This is the story told by an eyewitness who testifies that the natural was unnatural and stands as a tribute to the co-creating power of humanity and the divine.
My Fifty Years in Malibu
Dorothy D. Stotsenberg
Rediscovering Caesarea Philippi: The Ancient City of Pan
John F. Wilson, editor
Rememb'ring: One Man's Journey
McIntyre Faries served on the bench for 20 years. He became the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1961 where he remained until he retired.
Developing Personal and Social Responsibility. A Guide to Community Action
Donald R. Grossnickle, Ronald D. Stephens, and National School Safety Center
Noting that much is known about teaching and learning personal and social responsibility but little is incorporated into the K-12 curriculum, this book is intended for parents and educators as a guide to helping children develop personal and social responsibility, especially as it relates to behavior in school. Part 1 of the book consists of five chapters: (1) "Making Responsibility Education a Priority at Home and School"; (2) "Teaching Responsibility"; (3) "Exploring the Meaning of Personal and Social Responsibility"; (4) "Setting Goals for Learning To Be Responsible"; and (5) "Parents and Schools: Co-Partners in Teaching Responsibility." Part 2 consists of one chapter that provides examples of model practices in teaching personal and social responsibility, while the single chapter that makes up part 3 describes 16 exemplary programs, resources, and references for parents, schools and the community. Six appendixes contain a sample teaching unit from the Character Education Institute, a sample responsibility lesson from the Home School Institute, a description of a responsible student from a high school department, a letter from a teacher to parents on course responsibility, a sample parent-student handbook, and a list of responsibility-oriented elementary school behavioral expectations. (MDM)
Johannine Studies: Essays in Honor of Frank Pack
James E. Priest, editor
School Safety Check Book: School Climate and Discipline, School Attendance, Personal Safety, School Security, Model Programs
National School Safety Center
Creating a positive school climate and developing a fair and consistently enforced discipline system are fundamental steps in making school campuses safe places in which to learn and work. This book is designed to assist in the strategic planning of effective school safety by helping a school to analyze where one is, where one should go, and how to get there by using the available resources. Chapter 1 suggests ways to assess school climate and how to address problem areas. It offers administrators and teachers guidelines for developing an effective school discipline plan. Chapter 2 examines the reasons students are absent and eventually drop out of school, giving strategies for increasing attendance. Chapter 3 shows how schools, working in cooperation with parents, law enforcement, social service agencies and other community members, can promote the health and safety of children. Chapter 4 describes the role the school law enforcement or campus security personnel can play as well as outlining other methods in making campuses physically safer and more secure. Each chapter contains sample assessment surveys, model policy statements, and references.
J. P. Sanders, A Champion of Christian Education
Morris M. Womack
School Discipline Notebook
National School Safety Center
To establish effective school discipline policies, educators need to understand (1) the nature of and reasons for misbehavior, (2) social and legal attitudes toward the school's disciplinary function, (3) acceptable responses to disciplinary problems, and (4) what effective policies cover. This booklet's first chapter considers the need for discipline in schools and recent trends in student behavior and national concern. The second chapter examines the changing role of the school and the application of tort law, criminal law, parental responsibility law, and state constitutional law in the school setting. Chapter 3 distinguishes between criminal and noncriminal behavior, reviews appropriate sanctions for each, and discusses the school's responsibility for keeping records and developing responses to patterns of misbehavior. This chapter also defines terms used to describe criminal acts. The fourth chapter presents 10 rules to follow when developing student discipline regulations. Chapter 5 selects typical regulations from student handbooks from 713 secondary schools to provide a model code of conduct. The special problems of disciplining students in special education are considered in the sixth chapter. Chapter 7 lists student handbooks from around the United States, books discussing student discipline, and relevant films, filmstrips, and videotapes. (PGD)
Crest of a Golden Wave: Pepperdine University, 1937-1987: A 50th Anniversary Pictorial History
A montage of hundreds of fascinating dramas from the life of Pepperdine University – more than 300 pages of historic photos, narrative, and memories.
We Preach Christ Crucified: Sermons in honor of Frank Pack by his students
Jerry Rushford, editor
This volume honors the teaching, preaching, writing and life of Frank Pack. Since Dr. Pack has distinguished himself as a consumate teacher, it is especially fitting that some of his former students, among the finest preachers in the church, honor him with the fruits of their labor.
School Safety Legal Anthology
National School Safety Center
This legal anthology presents contemporary thoughts covering a broad range of topics in education and school safety from a national perspective. It covers four major areas: (1) an overview of schools in U.S. society from historical and legal perspectives; (2) an exploration of some aspects of school crime; (3) restitution, parental liability, Article I, Section 28(c) of the California Constitution, the "safe schools" provision, and law-related education as potential aids in improving school climate; and (4) the legal profession's role in education. James Rapp sketches U.S. educational history from colonial times to the present and discusses education law as a specialty area of practice. Patricia Lines and Judith Bray trace the legal definition of "school" from early cases to modern times. Joan McDermott provides a sociological study of the interrelationships among offenders, victims, and fearful youths in schools. M. Chester Nolte discusses disciplinary procedures and the increasingly criminal nature of student infractions. B. Glen Epley shows how courts have handled questions of school boards' decisions regarding student discipline. Jeri Goldman discusses the legal conditions surrounding student/parent restitution for damages by the student to school property. Dana Prescott and Cynthia Kundin analyze common law restrictions on financial recovery by a victim from the offender's parents. Kimberly Sawyer discusses the adoption of the "safe schools" provision in the California Constitution. Finally, James Rapp takes a practical, pragmatic look at education law as a speciality area of practice and George Nicholson and others encourage involvement and provide model programs for lawyers to participate in the educational process and help promote safer, more effective schools. (GEA)
Freedom, Order, and the University
James R. Wilburn
Productivity, a National Priority
James R. Wilburn
Speeches from a conference co-sponsored by the Center for American Private Enterprise at Pepperdine University and The New American Foundation
The Pursuit of Simplicity
During the academic year 1978-79 the students and faculty of Pepperdine University were privileged to experience this book in the form of five lectures given under the auspices of the Arthur Spitzer Chair of Energy and Management. It is difficult to convey the special quality of those five lectures, the intellectual excitement they generated, the sense of the audience that they were participating in important events. Here was a master teacher, one of the world's great physicists, leading us through the labyrinthine passages of modern science with grace and wit and insight, and always with a profound appreciation of the human consequences of the scientific endeavor. In the clarity of his vision Dr. Teller exemplified his major theme: that science is in essence the pursuit of simplicity. Here then is a completed version of those lectures. The Pursuit of Simplicity is an inspiring book which reminds us of the central role that science plays in improving the human condition.
The Mlynarski Collection: Nineteenth Century Paris: A Bibliography
A rare collection of fine books, the result of discriminating collecting in France, England and the United States, by the late Doris Kenyon Mlynarski and her husband Bronislaw Mlynarski
Governmental and Judicial Ethics in the Bible and Rabbinic Literature
James Eugene Priest
Governmental and Judicial Ethics in the Bible & Rabbinic Literature examines the biblical and rabbinic sources to extract our rich heritage of judicial and governmental ethics. Avoiding the superficial, we have sought to carefully and responsibly probe the primary sources which form the roots of our system, emphasizing the biblical basis for legal morality.
The Siege of the Alamo: A Poem
Jenny Lind Porter
A narrative poem, predominantly in blank verse, varied by intermittent lyrics, some use of the heroic couplet, and even a dramatic monologue
Three Dramatic Monologues: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt
Jenny Lind Porter
Poetry accompanied by the art of da Vinci, Michelangelo & Rembrandt. This poetry was awarded the prestigious Alice Fay di Castagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America.
Poison stress is a killer: A monograph on physical and behavioral stress and some of its effects on modern man
M. Norvel Young and John J. Dreher
A Study In Lifestyle: The Story Of Cliff Baker
The Tall Preacher: Autobiography of Dr. James W. Fifield, Jr
James W. Fifield and Bill Youngs
Sociological Theory: An Outgrowth of Social Thought