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Dr. Robert Gordon

Program Director Professor, Business

Education

D.Mgt. in Management
University of Phoenix
M.B.A. in Business Administration
University of Phoenix

Positions Held

2011 - Present
University of Liverpool
Recognized Teacher
2009 - 2012
Seabulk Tankers
Manager Purchasing & Crewing
2005 - 2009
ResidenSea
Director Purchasing
2003 - 2005
Andrew Jackson University
Adjunct Professor
2003 - 2004
Oakworks
Manager, Purchasing, Logistics and Customer Service
2002 - 2003
Steiner Management Services LLC
Director of Corporate Purchasing
1999 - 2002
American Classic Voyages
Director of Purchasing
1998 - 1999
Disney University
Facilitator
1995 - 1999
Disney Cruise Line
Manager, Purchasing
1990 - 1995
Crystal Cruises
Purchasing Agent, Technical
1986 - 1990
ASUCLA
Service Area Manager

Intellectual Contributions

The role of organizational culture in successful change

Robert L Gordon
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017
Project Management Institute

Strategic transformational organizational leadership

Robert Lee Gordon
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016
International Publisher of Progressive Information Science and Technology Research

Contracting, Logistics, Reverse Logistics: The Project, Program and Portfolio Approach

Robert L Gordon
September 16, 2016
Westphalia Press

Successful program management: Complexity theory, communication and leadership

Wanda Curlee, Robert L Gordon
2014
CRC

The Best Story Ever Told

Robert L Gordon
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 25, 2014
DeVry

Reverse Logistics Management: Beyond 3.4 defects per million

Robert L Gordon
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012
SAM Advanced Management Journal

Maintaining trust and positive communication in the Virtual Project Management Office (VPMO)

Robert L Gordon
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011
PMI Newsletter (Space Coast Chapter)

Virtual Trust and Virtual Communication in the Virtual Project Management Office (VPMO)

Robert L Gordon
September 2011
Project Management World

Ten project management tips for the application of complexity theory

Robert L Gordon
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2011
Project Management World

The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods

Robert L Gordon
June 2011
Management Concepts

Risk management through the lens of complexity - The BP oil crisis

Robert L Gordon
May 10, 2011
Project Management Institute Global Congress EMEA 2011

Cultural complexity and virtual project management

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1, 2011
Society for the Advancement of Management

Six degrees of separation, chaos/complexity theory, social networking and project management

Robert L Gordon
March 2011
Project Management World Today

Project management, chaos theory and the butterfly effect

Robert L Gordon
December 2010
Project Management World Today

Complexity Theory and Project Management

Robert L Gordon, Wanda Curlee
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010
Wiley

Complexity theory, project management, and practical applications

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 9, 2010
Society for the Advancement of Management

Complexity, Culture and the Virtual Project Manager

Robert L Gordon
February 2009
Society for the Advancement of Management

Winning Strategies for Virtual Project Managers

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2006
SAM Management in Practice

Treating a Major Milestone Research Paper as a Project

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 7, 2006
Society for the Advancement of Management

Building a Parallel Career

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 5, 2005
Society for the Advancement of Management

Pay for Performance?

Robert L Gordon, Laura A Pogue
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 4, 2005
Society for the Advancement of Management

Winning strategies for Virtual Project Managers

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 4, 2005
Society for the Advancement of Management

Writing the Abstract

Robert L Gordon
February 24, 2005
The All-But-Dissertation Survival Guide™

Leading through Conflict in Virtual Teams

Robert L Gordon
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 25, 2004
Project Management Institute North American Conference

Supply Chain Collaboration in Ship Construction and Repair

Robert L Gordon
March 2002
Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (Arizona State University)

As SOLAS Deadline nears, more composite use is expected

Robert L Gordon
February 2001
Maritime News

Unitor Launches New IT Program

Robert L Gordon
September 2000
Maritime News

A New Wave of Customer Driven Offerings: The SAGA Process

Robert L Gordon
June 2000
Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Strategic Value Added Purchasing

Robert L Gordon
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2000
Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Strategic Value Added Purchasing

Robert L Gordon
March 2000
Marine Week

External Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Supply Chain Collaboration in Ship Construction and Repair

PRACTIX
2002
Funded - Completed

Presentations

Project Management and Complexity for Small and Medium Businesses

Projects to the Point
December 10, 2017

Successful Program Management

Projects to the Point
December 10, 2017

Tips and Tools for Construction Project Management

Projects to the Point
December 10, 2017

The role of organizational culture in successful change

Projects to the Point
December 9, 2017

Defining Artificial Intelligence: Looking to Ethics

Dupont Summit 2015
December 4, 2015

Managing a Parallel Career

CAI
June 18, 2015

New technology that will impact reverse logistics processing in the future

Discussing the future of reverse logistics
January 21, 2015

Drones: The next wave of technology with social privacy issues

Dupont Summit 2014
December 5, 2014

Successful Program Management: Complexity theory, communication and leadership

CAI
March 20, 2014

Managing Virtual Mega-Projects

CAI
June 18, 2013

Reverse Logistics Management: Beyond 3.4 defects per million

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference
March 2012

Complexity and Virtual Project Management

Project Management Institute Dallas Conference
October 2011

Complexity theory, project management, and practical applications

Project Management Institute Space Coast Chapter Meeting
August 8, 2011

Cultural complexity and virtual project management

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2011
April 1, 2011

Complexity theory, project management, and practical applications

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2010
April 9, 2010

Complexity, Culture and the Virtual Project Manager

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2009
February 2009

Treating a Major Milestone Research Paper as a Project

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2006
April 7, 2006

Building a Parallel Career

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2005
April 5, 2005

Pay for Performance?

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2005
April 4, 2005

Winning strategies for Virtual Project Managers

Society for the Advancement of Management Conference 2005
April 4, 2005

Leading through Conflict in Virtual Teams

Project Management Institute North American Conference 2004
October 25, 2004

Media Contributions

How to Get Your Grade Back on Track after a Poor Midterm Exam

December 2016
Social Media - Blog

Podcast about Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication and Leadership

PM Powered - Fueling Management Excellence
December 20, 2016
Social Media - Podcast

Increase Your Knowledge Retention by Avoiding Study Distractions

November 2016
Social Media - Blog

Why is the U.S. behind Russia with UAV technology?

November 2016
Social Media - Blog

Reading, Retention and Research: Improving These Scholarly Skills

Online Learning Tips
November 29, 2016
Internet

Over 500,000 registered drones in the U.S.

DC Velocity
November 21, 2016
Social Media - Blog

When will self-driving cars become the norm?

MultiBriefs: Exclusive
November 21, 2016
Internet

Should We Expect Long Security Lines at Airports This Holiday Season?

IN Homeland Security
November 17, 2016
Magazine

Writing a Successful Case Study

Online Learning Tips
November 17, 2016
Internet

Drone Technology Creating Exciting Career Opportunities

IN Homeland Security
November 16, 2016
Magazine

Will United States Political Leaders Clip the Air Force’s Wings?

IN Military
November 16, 2016
Magazine

Why getting published is important for career advancement

Online Career Tips
November 15, 2016
Internet

Global Supply Chain Security Needs Improvement

IN Homeland Security
November 14, 2016
Magazine

How valuable is a certificate?

Online Learning Tips
November 14, 2016
Internet

Emergency Management Training Needed for Schools

EDM Digest
November 11, 2016
Magazine

Hubris: How a Japanese Nuclear Disaster Duplicated the Titanic Sinking

IN Homeland Security
November 10, 2016
Magazine

To Find Career Happiness, Make a Career Plan

Online Career Tips
November 10, 2016
Internet

Mobile Learning: A Rising Trend in Education

Online Learning Tips
November 9, 2016
Internet

Need for People with Homeland Security Degrees Keeps Growing

IN Homeland Security
November 3, 2016
Magazine

Amazon is making logistics history

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Amazon is making logistics history

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Are home delivery drones safe?

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

How Valuable Is A Certificate?

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Mobile Learning: A Rising Trend in Education

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Need for People with Homeland Security Degrees Keeps Growing

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

To Find Career Happiness, Make a Career Plan

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Why getting published is important for career advancement

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Will self-driving cars become the norm in the future?

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

Will the Air Force Survive?

October 2016
Social Media - Blog

A Doctorate or a Second Master’s Degree – Which Is Better?

Online Learning Tips
October 24, 2016
Internet

Shipping Pilots: What happens next?

DC Velocity
October 24, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Looking for a Growth Field? Supply Chain Jobs Are Expanding Rapidly

Online Career Tips
October 20, 2016
Internet

The future impact of autonomous ships on the maritime industry

DC Velocity
September 30, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Ayoopa – Addressing customer needs while addressing the logistics challenges for an entrepreneur

DC Velocity
September 20, 2016
Social Media - Blog

New FAA rules will change how last mile logistics gets done in the U.S.

DC Velocity
August 31, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Why keep the stock in motion to improve efficiency

DC Velocity
July 31, 2016
Social Media - Blog

The day the World ran out of sugar

DC Velocity
June 6, 2016
Social Media - Blog

The 6th Wave of Technology & Innovation

DC Velocity
May 30, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Progressive Partnerships

DC Velocity
May 16, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Logistics making a difference

DC Velocity
April 30, 2016
Social Media - Blog

The Future of Intermodal Freight

DC Velocity
April 21, 2016
Social Media - Blog

Good question: What fictional character would make a good logistician

Inbound Logistics
March 2016
Magazine

Fill 'er Up With Brewtroleum

Inbound Logistics
January 2016
Magazine

Has the factory of the future arrived?

DC Velocity
January 6, 2016
Social Media - Blog

How to survive a job loss

Career Alley
January 1, 2016
Internet

Four actions that will move you from unemployed to a new job

Online Career Tips
December 29, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Why we teach: A series from our faculty why we teach

Laureate Online Education - Centre for Faculty Excellence
December 24, 2015
Magazine

Response to Quote: Is logistics boring?

Inbound Logistics
December 21, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Nurturing Greener Transportation Habits

DC Velocity
December 16, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Logistics customers moving from speed to need

DC Velocity
December 8, 2015
Social Media - Blog

How to make your career future proof

Online Career Tips
December 1, 2015
Social Media - Blog

City Infrastructure and the Internet of Everything

DC Velocity
November 23, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Surviving an online class over the Holidays

Online Learning Tips
November 20, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Homework for the Holidays: How to survive

Medium.com
November 19, 2015
Internet

Will Volkswagen Survive?

DC Velocity
November 16, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Exploring the Social, Economic, and Technological Issues posed by Artificial Intelligence

DC Velocity
November 9, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Nurturing Greener Transportation Habits

Medium.com
November 7, 2015
Internet

3 Elements to a Successful Transition from Military to a Civilian Career

Online Career Tips
November 5, 2015
Social Media - Blog

The Toyota Airbag Recall and the Dangers of Corporate Culture

DC Velocity
November 5, 2015
Social Media - Blog

The Creativity and Business Potential of Reclaimed Goods

Online Career Tips
October 16, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Logistics Programming Updates Critical to Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Workforce

The Evolution: A destiny solution illumination
October 15, 2015
Magazine

Are robot bees the answer?

IN Homeland Security
October 14, 2015
Magazine

Drones in the US could mean 100,000+ jobs

Online Career Tips
October 8, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Successful companies employ reverse logistics

DC Velocity
October 6, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Invest in Yourself and Rise to the Top

Online Career Tips
September 30, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Training Logisticians

Military Logistics Forum
September 2015
Magazine

Why student engagement is so important

Laureate Online Education - Centre for Faculty Excellence
September 10, 2015
Magazine

Training Logisticians

Military Logistics Forum
September 9, 2015
Internet

Jobs are available in Reverse Logistics

BlogHer.com
September 8, 2015
Social Media - Blog

The rise and fall of branded logistics

DC Velocity
September 8, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Your Passion and Earning a College Degree

Online Career Tips
August 31, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Plan today to survive job loss

Online Career Tips
August 17, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Maximize the value of your online degree

Online Career Tips
August 10, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Academic Thievery - Never worth the risk

Online Learning Tips
August 3, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Logistics in the limelight

DC Velocity
August 3, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Can you take a vacation while earning an online degree

Online Learning Tips
July 30, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Use the Buzz Words

Online Career Tips
July 30, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Thousands of jobs open in reverse logistics

Online Career Tips
July 20, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Dedicate yourself to the goal of an online degree

Online Learning Tips
July 7, 2015
Social Media - Blog

More Industries Looking for Reverse Logistics Skills

DC Velocity
July 7, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Reverse Logistics as the Secret Sauce of Customer Satisfaction

DC Velocity
June 16, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Oil Transportation Needs to Be a Domestic Business

DC Velocity
May 12, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Logistics making a difference

DC Velocity
April 30, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Secondary Market Spotlight: Where do old phones go?

APUS Website - Reverse Logistics Magazine Digital Edition 74
April 28, 2015
Internet

Secondary market spotlight: Where do old phones go?

Reverse Logistics Magazine
April 28, 2015
Magazine

Looking Towards the Future of Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics Magazine
March 19, 2015
Magazine

Refurbished Electronics - Giving Technology a Second Life

DC Velocity
February 2, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Reverse Logistics: Should you centralize or decentralize returns processing?

Videocast - DCV - TV
December 2014
TV

A complicated question

DC Velocity
November 19, 2014
Internet

Self-Driving Vehicles and Automated Returns Are Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You

DC Velocity
November 6, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Defining the field of reverse logistics

Reverse Logistics Magazine
October 1, 2014
Magazine

Will Robots take over roles in Logistics

DC Velocity
September 17, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Supply Chain Management: A career that delivers

Military Advanced Education
September 1, 2014
Magazine

Leveragine ROVs to repair America's pipeline infrastructure

DC Velocity
August 19, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Overcoming the Shock of Being a New College Student

Online Learning Tips
July 21, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Drones and 3D Technology: The future is now

DC Velocity
July 18, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics

DC Velocity
June 2, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Defining the field of reverse logistics

DC Velocity
May 16, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Building a Parallel Career

Online Career Tips
May 9, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Reverse Logistics Body of Knowledge: Leadership and Organizational Management

DC Velocity
May 5, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Finding the Finish Line with your Master's Thesis

Online Learning Tips
April 30, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Hazmat Situations and Deployments Map Is Excellent Tool for Logistics Professionals

DC Velocity
April 17, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics
2013
Social Media - Blog

Defining the Field of Reverse Logistics

Defining the Field of Reverse Logistics
2013
Social Media - Blog

Defining the Field of Reverse Logistics

Online Career Tips
December 12, 2013
Social Media - Blog

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics

Online Career Tips
December 5, 2013
Social Media - Blog

Certifications and Licensure

May 16, 2017
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

June 2017
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
ALPFA
June 1, 2016
Scholar of the Week - Best External Placement 2015
APUS
June 11, 2015
Scholar of the Week - Best External Placement 2014
APUS
Best external media placements 2014
June 2014
Scholar of the Week All Star Trend & Innovation Award for 2013 - Honorable Mention
APUS
Award for the SOW content that explores new/current/innovative trends in a field - “Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics”
December 1, 1998
Disney's Partners in Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award
Walt Disney World
Lifetime achievement award for exemplary service at Disney