WEBSTER UNIVERSITY // 2018 NOTABENE

Building Bridges

Arnoldo Rodriguez

Arnoldo Rodriguez, PhD

AAssociate Professor Arnoldo Rodriguez, PhD has been teaching for over twenty years, the past eight being at Webster University’s home campus in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to his teaching here in St. Louis, Dr. Rodriguez taught in Minnesota, and Latin America; and still travels to Latin America with Webster students for our Global Hybrid program. His specialties are financial accounting, managerial accounting, international accounting, and managerial control systems. Many of courses Dr. Rodriguez specializes in are popular at Webster University due to the selection of courses that focus on the topics mentioned above. For cost and financial accounting, the Business Department at Webster University offers courses are both the undergraduate and graduate level.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Rodriguez works as a consultant on several projects. His most common projects are tax related in regards to the United States and international companies in Latin America. When working on tax projects, Dr. Rodriguez is often used as a witness or a forensic accountant in order to analyse issues and provide recommendations for cases. His expertise is transferred into the classroom as he often uses managerial, international, and financial accounting during his consultations. He states, “…everything you learn from the books can be applied to consulting projects and the other way around. In consulting projects you can see the reality of what the books are telling you and it all comes back into the classroom”. Many of the companies Dr. Rodriguez consults with in Latin America are visited during the Global Hybrid program. Financial management and risk management are some of Dr. Rodriguez’s newest consulting projects which he plans to bring in to classroom, especially at the MBA level which is undergoing updates.

Recently, Dr. Rodriguez has had several academic presentations, specifically on how to do research with cases and how to increase the probability a case will be published. He also attended a conference on the Latin American Case Association, which is the Latin American branch for the North American Case Association.

“Everything you learn from the books can be applied to consulting projects and the other way around. In consulting projects you can see the reality of what the books are telling you and it all comes back into the classroom.”
–Arnoldo Rodriguez, PhD