Jorge Alberto Cardenas Cano, DBA
Of Mexican and Colombian heritage, Dr. Jorge A. Cardenas was born and raised in San Diego, CA and is an Assistant Dean at the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at the University of Arizona Global Campus. He joined the University as an associate professor and content area. Dr. Cardenas has served on the board of directors of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, a CHEA approved international business program accreditor, for over five years. He was elected as the chair of the Board of Directors in 2022.
Prior to joining the University of Arizona Global Campus, he worked for a pioneering distance education company, the International Training Center, utilizing telecommunication technologies to deliver educational programs to public, private, government, and civil society institutions in over 20 countries. He also has experience in hotel management and business development and has taught graduate-level business courses at several other universities in both traditional and online classroom settings. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and is a co-founder of an international bottled water start-up.
He has a Doctor of Business Administration from Alliant International University, a BS in business administration (information systems) and an MS in business administration (entrepreneurship) from San Diego State University. He also earned a Project Management Certificate from the University of California San Diego Extension. His research interests include entrepreneurship, strategy, and higher education, and his hobbies include playing and watching soccer, going to the beach, and cooking.
Awards and Memberships:
- Alliant International University Outstanding Doctor of Business Administration Award (2010).
- Academy of Management member.
- Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (2006 – present).
- Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition any business student worldwide may attain from a business program accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
- Sigma Iota Epsilon Honorary Management Fraternity (2007 – 2009).
Cardenas, J.A., Davis, B., Ivy, K. (October 16, 2020). Artificial intelligence in education systems-ideas for change. 28th Annual Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL) Conference. Madison, WI.
Cardenas, J.A. (December 2019). Emotional human, technology, and knowledge competences and satisfaction: A study of a strategic model. The Journal for Advancing Business Education, 1(2), 21-48. (Peer Reviewed)
Cardenas, J.A., Woods, W. (March 22, 2019). The challenges and opportunities of integrating two course delivery platforms for a business simulation. 2019 Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
Cardenas, J.A., Sadeghinejad, A. (October 24, 2017). Co-moderator of marketing panel discussion. Forbes School of Business and Technology Thought Leader Summit. La Jolla, CA.
Byun, J., Pennington, D., Cardenas, J.A. Dutta, S., Kirwan, J. (2014). Understanding student behaviors in online classrooms. 2014 IEEE 2014 Big Data Conference. Anchorage, AL.
Ryan, P.A., Cardenas, J.A. (April 10, 2014). Are students learning what we say they are?: The importance of and process for conducting effective program reviews in business curriculum. 2014 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting. San Diego, CA.
Byun, J., Cardenas, J.A. (August 16, 2013). A study of online presence in digital learning environments. AMCIS 2013, Roundtable Presentation, Research in Progress. Chicago, IL.
Cardenas, J. A. (2009). The ETK model: Effects on Latin American higher education faculty satisfaction (Doctoral Dissertation).
Retrieved from ProQuest. (UMI No.3388916)