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Jorge Cardenas
Jorge A. Cardenas, DBA - Associate Dean
Forbes School of Business®


Of Mexican and Colombian heritage, Dr. Jorge A. Cardenas was born and raised in San Diego, CA and is an Associate Dean at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He previously was an Associate Professor and content area Chair. Prior to joining Ashford, 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 has a Doctor of Business Administration from Alliant International University, and a BS and MS in business administration from San Diego State University. His research interests include entrepreneurship, strategy, and the sport industry, and his hobbies include playing soccer, going to the beach, and cooking.

See Dr. Cardenas discuss Ashford's Bachelor of Arts in Business AdministrationBachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems, and Master of Business Administration programs. 

Associate Deans Dr. Jorge Cardenas and Dr. Patricia Ryan, Forbes School of Business will be presenting their paper at the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education IACBE Conference: Are Students Learning What We Say They Are? The Importance and process for Conducting Effective Program Reviews in the Business Curriculum.

Dr. Jongbok Byun, Forbes School of Business Associate Professor, and Dr. Jorge Cardenas, Associate Dean, presented A Study of Online Presence in Digital Learning Environments at the Association for Information Systems Conference, August 2013, Chicago, IL.