Silje Deuerlein, Ed.D.

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Director of Recruitment and Outreach


Ed.D, Organizational Leadership | Pepperdine University, 2020

M.A., Counseling | Argosy University, 2002

B.A., Psychology | Webster University, 1999

B.A., English| University of Oslo, Norway, 1997


Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Silje U. Deuerlein has more than 10 years’ experience in higher education administration, leading recruitment and enrollment efforts at BI Norwegian Business School, Virginia Tech, Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, and Marymount California University. Dr. Deuerlein has developed recruitment teams and outreach strategies for traditional and non-traditional student populations, including domestic, international, military and executive recruitment.  Her background also includes founding and operating a small business and serving as the president of the board of several non-profit organizations. Dr. Deuerlein currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

At Westcliff University, Dr. Deuerlein leads the Recruitment and Outreach department, overseeing domestic and military recruitment, and alumni outreach and engagement.

Born and raised in Norway, Dr. Deuerlein has lived and worked in Trinidad & Tobago, the Netherlands, and Estonia, as well as the United States. Her expatriate experience sparked a research interest in cultural differences in corporate settings.