Company: Jacksonville University
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Gordon Wade Arbogast, PhD, PE, a professor at Jacksonville University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of business management.
Drawing on more than 60 years of expertise, Dr. Arbogast has distinguished himself as a professor at the department of management, decision sciences and information management for the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business since 1994. During his tenure in this capacity, he served as the associate dean and director of programs between 2005 and 2010, and as a member of various committees, including for faculty qualifications, faculty athletics, tenure and promotion and appointments. Previously, Dr. Arbogast worked in the field of education as an adjunct professor of management at the Universities of Virginia and Maryland.
Outside of his work in education, Dr. Arbogast availed himself as the vice president of system technology at Pacific Bell from 1991 to 1994, having previously functioned as the associate director of engineering and technology with the Defense Communications Agency. In this role, he led the organization’s transformation into what is now the Defense Systems Agency.
A retired colonel, Dr. Arbogast was first commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1963. Throughout the course of his service on behalf of the United States, he led soldiers throughout the world in Korea, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Germany. Additionally, he served as the head of the department of engineering at his alma mater, the U.S. Military Academy, from 1986 until 1989, having first joined the institution faculty in 1970 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. In this role, Dr. Arbogast was instrumental in vastly expanding the curriculum at West Point.
Dr. Arbogast initially studied at the U.S. Military Academy, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1963. Following this accomplishment, he continued his academic efforts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Master of Science in information management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1971. Dr. Arbogast went on to Clemson University, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1986. Throughout the span of his subsequent career, he received an award for innovative excellence in teaching, learning and technology from Jacksonville University in 2002, where he was also named as the Professor of the Year for the Adult Degree Program in 2000. Additionally, for his service to the military, he was bestowed with numerous medals and decorations.
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