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Professor of Management
Dr. ARTHUR J. RUBENS is a Professor of Management in Lutgert College of Business and founding faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. He currently teaches in the BS, MBA, EMBA, and international programs at FGCU. Dr. Rubens primary areas of teaching and research interests are in Business Strategy, Leadership, International Management, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and Quality Management. Prior to Dr. Rubens current appointment, he held joint faculty and administrative position as the Director of Sponsored Projects and Programs in the College of Business, Center for Leadership and Innovation. In addition, he was the founding Chair of the Public Administration Department at FGCU.
Dr. Rubens received his doctorate in health administration in 1990 from the University of Pittsburgh and has Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Health Science. Dr. Rubens has over 25 years professional experience in the management field as a manager, educator, researcher, entrepreneur, and consultant which includes management and executive professional development training and organizational consulting for private, public and non-profit entities.
Dr. Rubens is an active researcher, keynote speaker and workshop presenter and has authored and co-authored numerous publications in business, leadership, economic development, ethics, and the health field. Dr. Rubens has taught students from all over the world, having most recently taught in Europe and China. Dr. Rubens was born in Canada and lived and worked for several years in Europe. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and has lived in Southwest Florida since 1997.