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Shaphan Roberts Joins Pepperdine Caruso Law as Director of Online Programs

Shaphan Roberts (MBA ‘16) joined Pepperdine Caruso School of Law as Director of Online Programs in late May 2022. In addition to managing online graduate law programs, Mr. Roberts also serves as an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses in mediation for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, as well as in Pepperdine’s online degree programs. 

“We are pleased to have someone of Shaphan’s caliber join our team at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. His experience in dispute resolution and program management will be an asset to our online initiatives,” stated Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh, who serves as the Judge Danny Weinstein Managing Director of the Straus Institute. Jason Jarvis, associate dean of strategic initiatives, said "We're thrilled to have Shaphan's expertise for Pepperdine Caruso Law's online programs. I have great confidence that our online programs will thrive under his leadership."

Mr. Roberts previously served as the Director for Los Angeles City Attorney's Dispute Resolution Program. In this role, he managed the coordination of all programmatic aspects of the Dispute Resolution Program, including community mediation, the Community Police Unification (CPU) Program, and growth of the program in line with the goals of the City Attorney's Community Justice Initiative.

Mr. Roberts has also served as the head liaison with public and private alternative dispute resolution programs; with federal, state, and local agencies as well as colleges, universities and other community based organizations. Additionally, he managed the recruitment, training and certification of the DRP's volunteer mediator workforce. He is often requested to train city departments and community organizations on conflict management, de-escalation and cross cultural communication. Mr. Roberts earned his MBA from Pepperdine University's Presidents and Key Executives program.