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Mark Mallinger, PhD

Professor of Applied Behavioral Science; Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Emeritus Faculty 

Phone: (310) 568-5500

Email: mark.mallinger@pepperdine.edu

vMark Mallinger Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

As a consultant, Dr. Mallinger specializes in management development and organizational change specifically related to corporate culture. An experienced educator in the fields of organizational behavior, management theory, and human relations, Dr. Mallinger previously taught at Pepperdine's Seaver College, where he was awarded the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award in 1993.

Mallinger currently serves as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The Center aims to advance the School's understanding of marketplace dynamics affecting working professionals given current and future economic challenges, while also enhancing teaching effectiveness in delivering business education that has relevant and practical value and affirms a higher purpose for business practice.

He also served as an Irvine Foundation Fellow in the area of multicultural training and a Sears-Roebuck Fellow integrating non-western perspectives into academic disciplines. His research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the Advanced Management Journal, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Review.

University of Southern California

Doctor of Philosophy

California State University, Northridge

Master of Science

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Science


University of Southern California

Doctor of Philosophy

California State University, Northridge

Master of Science

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience

2008 – Present: Associate Dean, Graziadio School of Business
2003 – 2008: Director, Graziadio School of Business
1993 – 2003: Full-time Faculty, Graziadio School of Business
1980 – 1993, Full-time Faculty, Seaver College
1972 – 1973: Director, Limited Edition Art Gallery
1969 – 1971: Executive Search, R & L Industries
1967 – 1969: Financial Analyst, Litton Industries,


  • "Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change", co-authored with Don Goodwin & Tetsuya O'Hara, Graziadio Business Report, January 2009
  • "The Trader Joe's Experience", co-authored with Gerry Rossy, Graziadio Business Report, April 2007
  • "Graziadio Faculty Discuss Ethics", co-authored with Linnea McCord, Kurt Motamedi, Steven M. Sommer, Ray Valadez & Ariane David, Graziadio Business Report, April2006
  • "Corruption Across Borders," co-authored with Gerry Rossy & Diane Singel, Graziadio Business Report, May 2005.
  • "National Culture: Influence on Acts of Corruption," co-authored with Diane Singel & Gerard Rossy, Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, June 2005.
  • "Using Emotional Intelligence to Cope with Tough Times," co-authored with Jeff Banks, Graziadio Business Report, January 2003
  • "Film as a Lens for Teaching Culture, Balancing Concepts, Ambiguity and Paradox," co-authored with Gerry Rossy, Journal of Management Education, 2003.

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management
Coordinator for International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
Western Academy of Management
Member, Executive Committee, 1995 - 1997
Academy of Management, 1980 - Present

Honors and Awards

2005 – Outstanding Teaching – Acknowledgement, Graziadio School of Business
2002 – John Nicks Memorial Service Award, Graziadio School of Business
1993 – Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow


Associate Dean, Full-time Programs, April 2008 - Present

Director, Full-time Programs, January 2003 – April 2008

Designed and restructured staff team that bundled charges into a tuition based model for University, October 2005 – December 2005

Reviewer, John Nicks and Thomas Burnett Scholarship Awards, December 2005

Reviewed, "Paradoxical Reasoning: The Key to Understanding Culture in a Globalized World" by Martin Gannon, November 2005

Recipient of Teaching Effectiveness Award, October 2005 Reviewed, "Teaching Business Management" by James Clausen, October 2005

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Management Inquiry, January 2005

Presenter, Faculty Retreat: "The Cyber Horror: Laptops & Internet in the Classroom"

Graziadio Business Review

Big Data Decision Making

UPDATE: Management Skills for the 21st Century

Ethics in Motion by Justin M. Paperny

Leading Culture Change: What Every CEO Needs to Know by Christopher S. Dawson

Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine

Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change

The Trader Joe’s Experience

Corruption Across Borders

Conversation with Gemstar-TV Guide International’s Jeff Shell

Use Emotional Intelligence to Cope in Tough Times

Conversation with Trader Joe’s John Shields

The Learning Organization in Practice

Management Skills for the 21st Century

Personality Traits and Workplace Culture