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Nancy Dodd, MPW, MFA

Graziadio Business Report Editor
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Currently Ms. Dodd serves as editor of the Graziadio Business Report, an online business practitioner's journal written by faculty of the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine. She also served as editor of Marshall, a USC academic/alumni magazine, and started the Marshall Review, an online journal for the Marshall School of Business at USC. Ms. Dodd began her journalistic career as managing editor of Elan magazine, a lifestyle and arts magazine. She has also served as consultant to other non-fiction writers and to start-up magazines. More than 125 of her articles have been published in local and national publications. A writer and editor with many voices, Ms. Dodd received her master's in Professional Writing from USC with a concentration in screenwriting and an MFA in playwriting at the USC School of Theatre. She has had a play and a short film produced, received awards for her fiction, and had her short stories published and aired on public radio. Ms. Dodd also teaches screenwriting as adjunct faculty in Seaver College at Pepperdine University.

Education

  • University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts
    School of Theatre, Playwriting, Los Angeles, CA
    Thesis: Pitter-Patter, Guit, full-length plays; "Miss Anne," one-act play
  • University of Southern California, Master of Professional Writing
    Professional Writing Program, Dramatic Writing/Screenwriting 
    Thesis: Seventy Times Seven, full-length screenplay

  • CSU, Bakersfield, Bachelor of Arts, English; Minor: Communication

  • West Hills College, Associate degree, English

Top 10 finalist in the Graziadio Business School Innovation Challenge (ideas for improving the school and programs), Pepperdine University, 75 entrants, 2006

Graziadio Business Report received the CASE 2006 Silver Award for Web-Based or Electronic HTML External Audience Newsletters (based on the redesign I initiated and managed development of), Pepperdine University, 2006

University of Southern California School of Theatre Commencement Speaker, Los Angeles, CA, May 2006

Seventy Times Seven, full-length screenplay, University of Southern California, Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition for Meritorious Achievement, 200

Pepperdine Voyage/Lilly Endowment Grant

Co-produced with Pepperdine Visiting Professor Todd Bouldin, Esq., "Stories that Matter: Screenwriting as a Vocation," with seven screen and television writers as panelists, Pepperdine University, March 2006

Co-produced with Pepperdine Visiting Professor Todd Bouldin, Esq., "The Screenwriter: Creator And Cultural Leader," A Retreat for Screenwriters and Students, April 2006

Kerr-Erwin Foundation Fellowship in Writing, University of Southern California, MPW program, 2000

Graziadio Business Review

Globalization

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“AHA Moments in Talent Management” by Mark Allen

Editor’s Note

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Liam McGee from The Hartford Speaks at DELS

Editor’s Note

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Editor’s Note: New Look, New Name, Still Great Content

What’s Next, Hollywood?

Editorial: Writing a Business Plan to Attract Investors

Empowering Employees to Success

Editor’s Note

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Editor’s Note: Phishing

Conversation with Sempra Energy’s Stephen Baum