Molly Pepper


Professor of Management

Molly joined the SBA faculty in 2003.

B.A.: Texas A&M University 1987
M.B.A.: University of Southern Mississippi 1997
Ph.D.: Arizona State University 2004

Brief Biography

Dr. Pepper teaches classes in human resource management, ethics in human resources, management and organizations, and developing people and organizations. Her research interests are in areas of mentoring, diversity, and electronic communication.

Selected Publications

Pepper, M.B. & Reyes, R.F. (2013) A Call For Mandatory Diversity Education At Jesuit Business Schools. Journal of Jesuit Business Education. Vol. 4 (3), 69-88.
Pepper, M.B., Tredennick, L., & Reyes, R.F.  (2013). Promotion of Social Justice: Closing the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality. Chapter in book Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.  Eds. Mary Beth Coombes and Patricia Schmidt.  Fordham Press. 197-218.
Kulik, C.T.; Pepper, M.B.; Shapiro, D.L.; & Cregan, C. (2012). The Electronic Water Cooler: Insiders and Outsiders Talk About Organizational Justice on the Internet. Communication Research.  39 (5): 565-591.
Loroz, P.S. & Pepper, M.B. (2011). Hate Studies in Business:  A Course on Recognizing and Combating the Ways Business Organizations Exert Violence on Individuals, Families, and Society. Chapter in book Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education. Eds. Charles Wankel and Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch.
Pepper, M.B., Loroz, P.S., Patil, V., Stevens, C., & Buller, P. (2011). Advancing a Mission-Centered Business School: A Process for Engaging Faculty and Tracking Progress. Journal of Jesuit Business Education. 2: 79-96.
Stewart, D. & Pepper, M.B. (2011). Close Encounters: Lessons from an Indigenous MBA Program. Journal of Management Education. 35: 66-83.
Pepper, M.B., Tredennick, L., & Reyes, R.F. (2010). Transparency and trust as antecedents to perceptions of commitment to stated diversity goals. Diversity in Higher Education, 3(3): 153-162.

Pepper, M.B. & Anderson, K. (2009). Corporate entrepreneurship, gender, and credibility: An exploratory study. Marketing Management Journal, 19(2): 139-146.

Roberson, L., Kulik, C.T., & Pepper, M.B. (2009) Individual and environmental factors influencing the use of transfer strategies after diversity training. Group and Organization Management, 34, 1, 67-89.

Pepper, M.B. & Pathak, S. (2008) Classroom contribution: What do students perceive as fair assessment? Journal of Education for Business, 23, 6, 360-368.
Kulik, C.T., Pepper, M.B., Roberson, L. & Parker, S. (2007). The rich get richer: Predicting participation in voluntary diversity training. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 6, 753-769.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
AD Box 9
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258-0009

Email Address:

(509) 313-3432
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3432

(509) 313-5811

Office Location:
Jepson Center 228