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Director of Program Development

Alumnus Jason Ross - Pepperdine University


Director of Program Development
Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

PhD, Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

MPP, Pepperdine University, 2001
Specialization: American Politics

BS, Business Management,
Oral Roberts University, 1995

Where most public policy programs simply give students analytical tools, Pepperdine demands that students place those analytical tools in service of the wisdom and perspective gained by thinking deeply about the constitutional, historical, and moral dimensions of our pressing public policy problems. In such a complex and rapidly changing world, citizens and policy makers increasingly look to experts for guidance, but even the most sophisticated analytical tools cannot help if they address the wrong questions.

The master of public policy degree program is designed to train students to discern the right questions. Looking back at my own experience and the experiences of my classmates after years away from Pepperdine, I am proud to see the contributions we have made in our chosen fields by asking the right questions, and I know these contributions will only grow greater over time.