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Here the pace is quick, the door is wide open, and the rate of change is massive. It is an institution on the move, and I feel honored to move with it. Ashford allows me to give back, while still allowing me to continue to be a student of technological experience and innovative wonder.

Mark Zecca, PhD

Faculty

Biography

Dr. Mark Zecca is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University. He received a PhD in Business and Information Technology from Capella University, a Master of Business Administration with a strength in Business and Technology Management from LeTourneau University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Philosophy from University of San Diego. For the last three decades, Dr. Zecca has been involved in the technological side of business, aligning himself with companies such as American Airlines, Bell Atlantic-AT&T, CNA-Lowes Corp, PeopleSoft, BFGoodrich, Snap-On Corp, and NuVasive Medical. He was voted a Top Tech Leader by San Diego Magazine in 2012 and recently was named Technology Laureate by ComputerWorld Magazine for his work in Mobility Systems Technology. In addition, Dr. Zecca is a review editor and frequent contributor to the Journal of International Business and Economics, a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and a board member for San Diego Fleet Week.

He is excited to be a full time faculty member at Ashford, saying, “Here the pace is quick, the door is wide open, and the rate of change is massive. It is an institution on the move, and I feel honored to move with it. Ashford allows me to give back, while still allowing me to continue to be a student of technological experience and innovative wonder.”

Dr. Zecca has served 34 years in the US Coast Guard – both in active and reserve duty assignments – including deployments to Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has traveled and lived all over the country. A San Diego native, he is an avid sailor who now calls Escondido, CA home.

Education

Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Information Technology
Institution
Capella University
Degree
Master of Business Administration
Institution
LeTourneau University
Degree
Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Philosophy
Institution
University of San Diego

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