Dr. Linda Rodriguez
Associate Professor and MBA Director
"I teach because I wanted to stay in school forever. I like students and teaching!"
- 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
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?
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.