- Safety and violence
Ronald D. Stephens was named executive director of the National School Safety Center in 1985. In this capacity, Stephens has served as consultant and frequent speaker for school districts, law enforcement agencies and professional organizations worldwide. He serves as executive editor of the School Safety News Service, America’s leading school crime prevention newsletter. Stephens holds a California teaching credential, administrative credential and a certificate in school business management. His experience includes service as a teacher, assistant superintendent and school board member. His administrative experience includes serving as chief school business officer and as vice president of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Stephens received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California.