Leo Mallette, MBA ’85

Dr. Mallette is the co-author of the recently published book Writing for Conferences (Greenwood, 2011), which he co-wrote with  Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology EdD student, Clare Berger. Dr. Mallette is also an adjunct Graziadio School of Business and Management faculty member.

Dr. Mallette’s book explains the conference publication process step-by-step and answers all of the questions asked by students inexperienced in publishing. The book is also a reference manual for previously published authors, providing insight on ethics in publishing, dress and grooming, presentation tips, and networking techniques to develop further research and career opportunities.

“In grad school for my doctorate in about 2004 I noticed that many students had not published,” Mallette says, of the inspiration for the work. “Submitting articles to peer reviewed journals is one basis for judging research productivity and journal articles often start as a conference article. I wanted to share my years of experience about the subject with my fellow students. But there were no books on the subject and precious few articles that talked about it.”

Dr. Mallette has published over 70 conference and peer-reviewed journal articles on atomic frequency standards, satellite systems, ground stations, optical detectors, root-cause investigation, genealogy, organizational ethics, publishing, and pruning trees. He is also co-editor of The SPELIT Power Matrix, and author of Images of America: Rancho Mirage.

Dr. Mallette provides technical and programmatic support at The Aerospace Corporation to a national security spacecraft program with the communications subsystem as his primary area of responsibility. Previously, he worked in system engineering and project management of satellite systems at the Boeing Company for 30 years.

Dr. Mallette is member of the Board of Visitors for Pepperdine University, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the advisory board for the Precise Time and Time Interval Conference, and a board member of the Society of Educators and Scholars. He  is a supporting business faculty at Pepperdine University and the University of Phoenix’s doctoral program, and was an instructor of engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Mallette received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is a 1985 MBA graduate of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and a 2006 graduate of the doctor of education in organizational leadership program at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.




Leo Mallette, MBA ’85

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