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Regan Harwell Schaffer Faculty Profile

Regan Harwell Schaffer

Divisional Dean (Business Administration Division)
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management
Advisor of the Nonprofit Management Minor
Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
Business Administration Division, Seaver College
CCB 305

Education

  • EdD, Pepperdine University, 2002
  • MA, Pepperdine University, 1993
  • BS, Abilene Christian University, 1990
  • Schaffer, R. & Shearer, R. (2021) It’s all about the relationship: Identifying management attributes for quality nonprofit partners in service-learning. Journal of Service-learning in Higher Education, v.12.
  • Postlethwaite, B. & Schaffer, R. (2019) Creating a mentoring program that works: A process for decision makers. Graziadio Business Review, v.22, issue 3. Link:
    https://gbr.pepperdine.edu/2019/12/creating-a-mentoring-program-that-works/
  • Gassman, J., Kinnell, A., Krick, S., Schaffer, R.H., Strom, S., S, C., R, W. (2017). Aperions: Bringing Hope to People with Disabilities in Latvia. Leadership Cases in Nongovernmental Organizations (vol.1). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • "Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations." Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2014. (co-author)
  • Gassman, J., Kinnell, A., Krick, S., Shaffer, R.H., Strom, S., S,C., R, W. (2013). Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Schaffer, R.H. (2012). A model of effective service-learning design and implementation in private higher education. Illinois: Common Ground Publishing.
  • "Nonprofit and University Strategic Partnerships to Strengthen the Sector." Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 23(1), 105-117, 2012
  • "Utilizing vocational discernment in a leadership development course." Christian Business Faculty Review, 1, 19-26, 2006
  • "Bringing our mission to life: Service-learning as a tool for integration of faith and learning." Christian Higher Education: A Journal of Applied Research and Practice, 3(2), 127-145, 2004
  • Seaver College Award of Academic Excellence, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, 2018
  • Community Engagement Recognition, Ventura County Community Foundation, 2013
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005-2006
  • Helen Pepperdine Award for Service
  • “Nonprofit Programs in Business Schools: A Win-Win Across Sectors” (2022) (with Ruth Bernstein) Association for Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Associations Conference, Raleigh, NC, November.
  • Video presentation (2022): “How Small Schools Can Have a Positive Societal Impact” at Small Schools Affinity Group Meeting, AACSB Americas Accreditation Conference, September.
  • Colloquia (2020): “Nonprofit and University Collaborations: How Can We Create Healthy Community-based Partnerships Without Causing Nonprofit Burnout?” (with R. Bernstein, M. Hudson & Y. Harrison), 2020. Association of Research in the Nonprofit and Volunteer Associations National Conference, virtual, November.
  • Research Roundtable (2019): “Accountability, Effectiveness, Evaluation and Program Outcomes” Association of Research in the Nonprofit and Volunteer Associations National Conference, San Diego, November.
  • Invited Keynote (2019): “Pedagogy of Joy When Fear and Death Visit Campus” (with Elizabeth Smith) at Pedagogy of the Good Life Conference hosted by Center for Faith and Learning and Yale Divinity School, Pepperdine University, August.
  • “Who Influences Gen Z Giving: Friends, Social Media Influencers or Micro-Influencers” (2018) (with Ron Conlin). Association for Research in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Associations Conference, Austin, TX. November.
  • 2021 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2020 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2019 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2018 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2017 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2016 Wood-Claeyssens Foundation grant recipient $150,000
    Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative
  • 2015 Waves of Innovation grant recipient $148,000
    The Center for Women in Leadership (with Bernice Ledbetter, Kerri Heath, Alex Roosa, Lauren
    Cosentino)

Topics

  • Community Engagement
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Nonprofit Management

Courses

  • Service Leadership Project
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Community-Based Research in the Nonprofit Sector
  • First Year Seminar