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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Gordon Arbogast

Dr. Gordon Arbogast

Professor of Management

Davis College of Business

Email address  garboga@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7466
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  Davis College of Business, 115A

Dr. Gordon Arbogast is a Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Decision Sciences and Information Management (MDSIM).  He was form​erly the  Department Chair of MDSIM for four years and prior to that, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs of the Davis College of Business for five years.  A retired full Colonel of the United States Army, Arbogast commanded soldiers in Korea, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and German​y.  He also was on the Army General Staff in the Pentagon and headed the Engineering Department at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY. He led the largest computer buy in US Army history ($1 billion) and the transition of the Defense Communications Agency to the Defense Information Systems Agency. He also was a Vice President for Pacific Bell in California. He is a leader who sets realistic goals, communicates effectively, and motivates students to obtain the best possible results.

He is married to wife Dorothy and has three children, Annette, Christina and Valentine Scott.


  • Executive Education - Information Technology - Harvard University
  • Ph.D. - Industrial Management - Clemson University
  • M.S. - Industrial Management & Electrical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. - Engineering - U.S. Military Academy

Academic Experience

  • Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs, 2005-2010
  • Professor of Management (Tenured), Jacksonville University, 1994-present
  • Permanent Associate Professor and Head, Department of Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, 1986-1989
  • Adjunct Professor of Management, Universities of Virginia and Maryland 1979-1983
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Elect. Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, 1970-1973

Professional Experience

  • Pacific Bell - Vice President, Systems Technology
  • CONTEL Corp - Principal Scientist & Director, Contel Technology Center R & D
  • Defense Communications Agency (DCA) - Associate Director of Engineering, Technology & Corporate Planning
  • Military – commanded soldiers at platoon, company and battalion level. Deputy Program Manager and Acting Program Manager of $1 billion computer buy; Computer Engineer in the Pentagon (Army General Staff)

Recent Scholarship & Research

Arbogast and Van Den Heuvel, "Modeling the Demand for City Water Consumption", The Journal of American Business Review Cambridge,  Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2015, ISSN 2167-0803 2014.

Arbogast and Thornton, "Factors Affecting School Quality in Florida", Contemporary Issues in Education Research, Vol. 7, No. 2, Second Quarter 2014, Clute Institute.  

Arbogast and Mirabella, "Predicting Firm Performance as a Function of CEO and Economic Factors",  Business Review Cambridge,Volume 19, Number 2, March 2014. 

Arbogast, Button and Mirabella, "The Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) on US Auto Makers",  The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter 2013​