W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series

Pepperdine at 75 Panel
Panel Discussion hosted by Dean Rick Marrs

Thursday, October 6, 2011

In celebration of Pepperdine’s 75th anniversary, Dean Rick Marrs will host a panel discussion on the history of Pepperdine. Dean Emeritus of Seaver College and Howard A. White Professor of History, Baird is writing the history of Pepperdine. He along with Dean Jim Wilburn and Dr. Priscilla MacRae will bring to life the story of Pepperdine. A native of Edmond, Oklahoma, Baird took his AA degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C, his BA degree (history and geography) from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (history and geography) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Dean Baird’s scholarly interests center upon the history of the American West and especially the history of Native Americans. In this field he has authored or edited eleven books, twelve articles, and forty-two papers. His most notable books include a biography of Peter Pitchlynn (University of Oklahoma Press, 1972 and 1986), a history of the Quapaw Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988), and a history of the state of Oklahoma (with Danney Goble, University of Oklahoma Press, 1994 and 2007).