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Albert Cruz, PhD



Dr. Albert Cruz is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University. He holds a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, an MBA in Technology Management from University of Phoenix, an MA in Human Behavior from National University, and a BS degree in Information Systems from University of Phoenix. His research interest is Knowledge Sharing. Dr. Cruz was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in Hong Kong. He began working as an insurance agent and gradually worked his way up to vice president of the U.S.-based company Sentry Insurance. In 1978 he became the founder and president of his own insurance business, ACANDA International Ltd., a company that remains active in Hong Kong today. One of the first Dale Carnegie instructors anywhere to teach courses in Chinese and a recipient of the prestigious Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, Dr. Cruz has used his speaking talents throughout his career – perhaps most notably with a stint as a news anchor for the television station HKTVB in Hong Kong. Dr. Cruz moved with his wife and two daughters to the United States in 1983 and became a United States citizen in 1989. A knack for computers and personal finance landed him a long-term position at Intuit Inc. in San Diego where he was a developer for the popular program TurboTax. “I believe one cannot extend one’s lifespan, but one can always increase the breadth of it. Teaching at Ashford, I can interact with learners from diverse backgrounds, which gives me the opportunity to help them enhance their knowledge, but also enrich mine.”  

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