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Meet the Faculty

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Jennifer Akamine Phillips

Visiting Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 220
Phone: (310) 506-4912
E-mail: jennifer.akaminephillips@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education (in progress), Azusa Pacific University
  • M.S. in College Counseling & Student Development, Azusa Pacific University, 2011
  • M.M. in Violin Performance, Azusa Pacific University, 2011
  • B.A. in Communication, Pepperdine University, 2006


  • COM 180 Public Speaking & Rhetorical Analysis
  • COM 313 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • COM 422 Communication Training and Development

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society
  • Western Association of College Admission Counseling
  • Co-Instructor of the Diversity Peer Educators Program through the Intercultural Affairs office

Academic Interests:

  • Experiences of underrepresented students in Higher Education
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Japanese American Identity and Culture