Dr. Linda Rodriguez

Associate Professor and MBA Director


Faculty Linda Rodriguez

"I teach because I wanted to stay in school forever. I like students and teaching!"


Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Management and International Business – University of Texas-Pan American/University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 2008
  • MBA in International Business – University of Texas at El Paso, 2004
  • BBA in Computer Information Systems – University of Texas at El Paso, 2000
  • BBA in Accounting – University of Texas at El Paso, 1988

Career Highlights:

Served 24 years in U.S. Army and Army Reserve in the U.S., Europe, and Central America America in these positions: Operations Manager, Instructor, Military Police, Light Wheeled Vehicle and Power Generator Mechanic, and Logistical Technician.

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA General

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I teach because I wanted to stay in school forever. I like students and teaching!

  • What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?

    Don't overload yourself. The expectation for this program is that you'll spend 10-20 hours each week on each course.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in business?

    Actively seeking new horizons and opportunities. Don't wait for someone to bring you the cheese; move it yourself.

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that business professionals face today?

    Not feeling left behind in the American dream. Always feeling tired because work-life balance is eroding.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    "Boundaries" by Henry Cloud.

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