Christine G Zeppos Ed.D.

SCHOOL OF Education

Christine G. Zeppos, Ed.D.

Dean, Professor, School of Education


Organizational Leadership

Welcome to the School of Education at Brandman University!

It is an exciting time for us thanks to a $10 million donation from the Brandman Foundation and high accolades by CTC and NCATE site visit teams. Formerly Chapman University College, Brandman’s School of Education has a longstanding history of producing highly effective teachers, administrators, and counseling professionals across the state of California. In fact, with our large selection of credential and master’s degree programs, strong relationships and partnerships with school districts and colleges across the state, and practitioner-focused faculty with outstanding credentials, Brandman University’s School of Education is proving to be the leader in producing highly regarded educators.

At Brandman, our programs are more than training our graduates to meet state requirements and to maintain the status quo, they are about encouraging transformational leadership in education to lead and reshape education in effort to maximize student learning. Our faculty utilize the latest technologies, teaching strategies, and best practices to produce the most competent educators for the future. If you are an individual who desires to transform education by employing innovative practices and utilizing emerging technologies to maximize learning and effectiveness, Brandman University is the place for you.

We invite you to learn more about our programs and how we are cultivating the educators of tomorrow.


Dr. Christine G. Zeppos

Dean, School of Education

Brandman University

Christine Zeppos


Dr. Christine Zeppos is the Dean of Brandman’s School of Education.  She has also served as VPAA and Dean of Education for Argosy University, Dean of Education at Chase College, and Assistant Dean at DePaul University where she served as an Illinois Board of Education Certification Officer and worked closely with Chicago Public Schools. She was the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs for the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University and has contributed to successful accreditation efforts with CTC, NCATE, APA, WSCUC and HLC. She is a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and was recently appointed to CTC’s Accreditation Advisory Panel. Dr. Zeppos is also President-Elect of the Independent California Colleges and Universities Council on the Education of Teachers (ICCUCET).

Dr. Zeppos won the 1997 Distinguished Doctoral Degree candidate award for her research on how curricular/co-curricular programs promote diversity and how outreach programs affect the access, persistence and retention of students in higher education.

Dr. Zeppos has been teaching at the university-level for over 20 years primarily at the doctoral level.  Through this experience and through constant interaction with superintendents, educational leaders and business leaders, she became cognizant of the limitations of traditional doctoral programs in producing highly effective transformational leaders which are so desperately needed in today’s society.  Thus, Dr. Zeppos led the charge to create Brandman’s highly regarded Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with a focus on transformational leadership and change.


  • Organizational Leadership
  • Educational Administration
  • Education


Ed.D. in Higher and Adult Education

Arizona State University, Tempe

Dissertation: Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Outcomes of Multicultural Courses and Intergroup Dialogues in Higher Education

M.A. in Education

Loyola University of Chicago

Thesis: The Role of Student Services in Ethnic Minority Student Retention in Higher Educational Institutions

B.A. in Psychology and Political Science (Double Major)

University of Southern California

Scholarly Activities

Results of CAEP’s Pilot Implementation of Tripod Student Surveys  in the Pre-Service Context

CAEP Conference Presentation, Washington DC

Best Practices in Building a New and Innovative Doctoral Program

WSCUC ARC Presentation, Los Angeles

Assessing Learning in Blended Education in a Multi-Campus Environment

LiveText WSCUC ARC Keynote Presentation, Los Angeles

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