Gordon Wade Arbogast

Title: Professor, Davis College of Business (Former Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies)

Company: Jacksonville University (JU)

Location: Jacksonville, FL United States


  • Former Department Chair, Mgt, Decision Sciences & IM, JU (2010-2014)
  • President, West Point Society of North Florida (1998-2001)
  • Former Vice President of Systems Technology, Pacific Bell (1991- 1994)
  • Former Principle Scientist,  CONTEL Technology Center (1990-1991)
  • Former Director of Engineering, Technology and Corporate Planning, Defense Communications Agency (1989 – 1990)
  • Headed the Department of Engineering, US Military Academy, (1986-1989)
  • Colonel, US Army (1983- 1990); retired in 1990
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Honoree, Decorated Numerous Awards
  • Recipient, Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Recipient, Air Medal
  • Recipient, Bronze Star With Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal with Cluster
  • Honoree, Named Professor of the Year, Adult Degree Program, JU (2000)
  • Recipient, Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Jacksonville University (2002)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (1998-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (1999, 2002)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Finance and Business (2004-2005, 2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World (1999-2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003-2004, 2006-2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (1998)
  • International Who’s Who of Information Technology, 2001 edition.
  • Lecturer, Learning Tree International (1994-2002)
  • Instructor, University of Maryland and University of Virginia (1976-1982)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University
  • Master of Science in Electric Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy
  • Executive Education, Harvard Business Graduate School
  • Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Honor Graduate)
  • Graduate of the Defense Systems Management College
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), State of South Carolina
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Senior Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Former Chapter President, Armed Forces Comm. Electronics Association


“A fitting honor for a distinguished professional. Gordon excelled as an Army officer and then as a researcher and engineering leader in multiple assignments. Throughout his career he has been an exceptional educator and superb academician.”

-Alan B. Salisbury, Ph.D.
Major General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chairman & CEO, Code of Support Foundation

“Congratulations to the outstanding gentleman who deserves the very best of everything. Here is a gentleman with an outstanding background as he continues to share his many gifts to others. He is a magnificent combination of the best in the Military and Education. He is a model for others to follow.”

-Frances Bartlett Kinne, Ph.D.
Past President and Chancellor Emerita
Jacksonville University

“I have known Gordon Arbogast since we were West Point classmates, roommates and teammates on the Army Basketball Team. As an Army Colonel, he made a magnificent contribution to the US Army in the areas of telecommunications, command and control, computer acquisition, network development, systems engineering and information technology during assignments with the Defense Communication Agency, the Pentagon and the US Military Academy. He is a dedicated professional who radiates command presence and cares deeply for those he serves. He possesses a keen vision of how things ought to be, embraces change and is an inspiration to others. A true professional who has made a signification contribution to every military, corporate and educational organization he has served.”

-Robert F. Foley
Lieutenant General (Retired)
US Army

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