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Selina Shultz Presented the David McKibbin Excellence in Teaching Award

Pepperdine Caruso Law Adjunct Professor Selina J. Shultz was presented the 2020 David McKibbin Excellence in Teaching Award by Dean Paul Caron on September 23. The award is given each year to a Caruso Law adjunct faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching and devotion to students. The award is named after one of Caruso Law's former full-time tax professors, David McKibbin, who was beloved by students. 

Selina began teaching at Pepperdine Caruso Law in 2014. She has taught Mediation and Decision Making, and Conflict Consulting and Coaching for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Selina also teaches the Master of Legal Studies course, Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Consulting. Dean Caron was joined by Straus Institute Managing Director Sukhsimranjit Singh and Straus Institute Director of Operations Shellee Warnes for the remote presentation of the award and expressions of appreciation. 

Pepperdine University President Jim Gash says of Selina, "I had a front-row seat to Selina's incredible week-long mediation seminar for the leaders of the Ugandan Judiciary in Uganda. She was engaging, insightful, encouraging, and entertaining. Pepperdine is blessed to have Selina teaching our students, both on campus and internationally."

Selina is the executive director of The Conflict Lab, where she provides trainings, conflict culture interventions, and leadership development to corporations and nonprofits which are either struggling with conflict or want to learn to leverage it to reach their full potential. Her mission is to help people and organizations "do conflict better" so they can reach their full potential.