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Meet the Faculty

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Jeff Banks

Visiting Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education
Executive in Residence
Director, Social Action and Justice Colloquium
Director of International Internships

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 114
Phone: (310) 506-7231

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.B.A., Management and Behavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Honors
  • B.S., Accounting, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Marketing
  • Human Relations & Values
  • SAAJ Internships
  • Social Action & Justice Colloquium
  • Interpersonal Psychology
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence 2010
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence Finalist 2005, 2006, & 2007
  • Seaver College Award for Teaching Excellence, 2003
  • Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, 2000-2005
  • Pepperdine University Freshman Seminar Teaching Award, 1996-1997
  • Pepperdine University, Helen Pepperdine Award for Service, 1998 & 1999
  • Howard Hughes Fellow
Academic Interests:
  • Faculty Mentor to Guardian Scholars
  • Faculty Mentor to New Faculty 2002-2012
  • Faculty Mentor to Posse Scholars 2010-Present
  • Faculty, Training Academy, City Scholars Los Angeles 1990-1995
  • Fulfillment Fund Training Workshops for inner city students 1993-Present
  • LA.Team Mentoring - Led numerous weekend workshops and training 1999-2005
  • Pepperdine University, Management Consulting (Registrar, Information Systems, Finance, Center for the Arts, GSEP, Office of the Executive Vice President) 1996-2000
  • Pepperdine University, Weekend Workshops in communication 1995-2004