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Professor of Computer Information Systems; Director, Institute for Technological Innovation
Phone: (239) 590-7360
Office: Lutgert Hall 3350
Ph.D. in Project Management, University of Florida (1982)
Dr. Walter Rodriguez, P.E., is Professor of Computer Information Systems at the Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, he serves as Director of the Institute for Technological Innovation. Formerly, he was Director of Grants and Research; Alico Endowed Chair and Eminent Scholar in Operations Management & Strategy; and Founding Chair of the Departments of Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Decision Sciences as well as FGCU’s Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS) program.
Professor Rodriguez teaches Internet-based Information Systems courses incorporating e-business operations management and strategy.
He obtained his Ph.D. in engineering project management (interdisciplinary CE/ISE) from University of Florida in 1982. He founded and chaired the Engineering Computer Graphics Program at Georgia Tech (1985-1993) and was awarded the Harvard Foundation Medal (1994) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship (Information Technology) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996), while holder of the Louis Berger Endowed Chair at Tufts University. Dr. Rodriguez research focuses on visual-based systems development, advanced distributed learning technologies, and e-business operations management and strategy. He has published over 120 research articles and four McGraw-Hill books. During the last 30 years, he has obtained continuous National Science Foundation and private industry sponsored grants in: systems development, collaborative decision-support, distributed learning technologies, and multi-project management areas.