Professors Ahmed Taha and Tom Stipanowich Honored as Pepperdine University Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence Recipients for 2023
Pepperdine Caruso Law professors Ahmed Taha and Thomas J. Stipanowich were honored as Pepperdine University Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence recipients at the University Faculty Conference held on September 29. The Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding teachers who embody Pepperdine University's commitment to excellence. The award honors teachers who inspire, stimulate, challenge, and motivate their students; teachers who develop in students the ability to think critically and creatively about the world; teachers who instill in their students a lifelong love of learning.
Professor Stipanowich is the William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Caruso Law, as well as Professor of Law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he teaches courses in negotiation theory and practice, mediation, arbitration practice and advocacy, international commercial arbitration and international dispute resolution. He has also taught contracts, commercial law, remedies, Anglo-American legal history and property. He is a leading scholar, speaker and trainer on conflict resolution topics as well as an experienced arbitrator and mediator.
Professor Taha's research focuses primarily on consumer and investor protection law. This research reflects both his training in law and in economics in which he holds a PhD. His research has been discussed in national media outlets, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the faculty co-director of the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law.
The award is named after Pepperdine's fifth president, Howard A. White. Throughout his nearly 30-year career at Pepperdine, White served in a variety of faculty and administrative posts. He was an effective history professor, a respected scholar, a gifted administrator, and a faithful steward of the University's mission. His life's work at Pepperdine as a teacher, scholar, and administrator exemplifies the commitment of the University and its faculty to students and to teaching and learning.
Additional information may be found at Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence