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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
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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

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 & Research

Agrawal, Hartman, Rasberry and Arbogast, “The impact of gender and profit margin on the duration of hiring process for professional service firms”, Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, Summer 2018 edition,ARTICLE NO: 609511.

Arbogast and Witte, “Optimizing International Teams’ Effectiveness by Building Trust”, The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Volume 23, Number 1, September 2017, The Library of Congress, Washington DC ISSN 1540-7780 pgs. 1-8 (Peer-reviewed/refereed Journal Article, AAS- Contribution to Practice).

Arbogast, Kurz, and Warnock, “Predicting Non-Ferrous Metal Commodity Values as a Function of USA and China GDP” ,

The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Vol. 10, No. 2, Winter 2017, (Peer-reviewed/refereed Journal
Article, AAS- Contribution to Practice).​