Meet the Deans and Directors
Dean of Seaver College
Michael E. Feltner is the dean of Seaver College and professor of sports medicine. He earned his B.S. from Miami University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Dr. Feltner came to Pepperdine in 1988, then served as chair of the Natural Science Division, and later as associate dean in 2011.
Career Center Director
Amy Adams is a dual alumna of Pepperdine where she completed her B.A. in Public Relations ('02) and an M.B.A. ('08) focused on leadership and managing organizational change. She is the Career Center Director for Seaver College, the chair of the Pepperdine Career Council, and the Career Services Chair for the Alumni Leadership Council. Previously, Amy worked in advancement and university events at Pepperdine.
Assistant Dean of Special Academic Programs
Dana Dudley received her B.A. in English from Pepperdine University and her M.A and Ph.D. in literature from Claremont Graduate University. She also serves as the director of the American Studies graduate program at Seaver College. She came to Pepperdine in 2000 and began serving as assistant dean in 2011.
Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
Matt loves Pepperdine and his fellow alumni and welcomes your calls, e-mails, or visits. Contact him to learn how best to stay involved with your alma mater or to offer feedback and ideas for ways Pepperdine can enhance its engagement of alumni.
Dean of International Programs
Charles F. Hall is dean of International Programs and associate professor of Sociology. His B.A. is from Mercer University. He has an M.R.E. degree from Golden Gate Theological Seminary, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He came to Pepperdine in 2005 as dean of International Programs.
Associate Dean of Seaver College
Kendra Killpatrick is the associate dean of Seaver College and a professor of mathematics. She graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a double major in mathematics and biological sciences and she completed her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Minnesota. At Pepperdine, she has been awarded the Howard A. White Award for excellence in teaching and has supervised numerous undergraduate research projects in the field of combinatorics.
Director of Budget and Analytics
Nicole Marrs graduated from Pepperdine with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2004 and started working full-time for the University the same year. After a brief time away from the University, she returned to Pepperdine working in Accounts Payable first, then working six years in the Office of Financial Planning until assuming her current role in July 2014.
April D. Marshall
Senior Associate Dean of Seaver College
April D. Marshall is the senior associate dean of Seaver College and a professor of Hispanic Studies. Dean Marshall earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Louisville. Her Ph.D. is from New York University. She has served as the chair of the International Studies and Languages Division. She came to Pepperdine in 2003 and became interim associate dean in 2014.
Kristin Paredes Collins
Dean of Enrollment Management
Kristin Paredes Collins earned her B.A. and M.A. from Pepperdine University. She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. She served in the Office of Admission at Seaver College from 2005-2011. After serving as a consultant and special assistant to the provost at Azusa Pacific University for several years, she returned to Pepperdine in August 2015 as Dean of Enrollment Management.
Coordinator of Administrative Services
Lyn Klodt is an alumna of Pepperdine University where she completed her B.A. in Journalism. Lyn is the liaison to the Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee and the Fixed Term Faculty Committee, PeopleSoft Student Records representative, and works closely with each of the academic divisions. Previously, Lyn worked in the Office of Public Affairs and the Office of Special Programs.