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Dr. Linda Rodriguez

Associate Professor and MBA Director

Dr. Linda Rodriguez

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

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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 programs do you teach?

MBA General, MBA Accounting, MBA Finance, MBA HR Leadership, MBA Project Management.

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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