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Juan Andres Rodriguez-Nieto plans to join the Drury Breech School of Business faculty in the fall.
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Juan Andres Rodriguez-Nieto plans to join the Drury Breech School of Business faculty in the fall.

National diversity project participant joining Drury faculty

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A new Drury University professor is one of only 29 male Latinos teaching finance and economics in business schools across the country.

Juan Andres Rodriguez-Nieto will join the Breech School of Business faculty as an assistant professor of finance in August, according to a news release from Drury.

He recently participated in the nonprofit PhD Project, which was founded in 1994 to boost diversity among America’s business schools and corporations by recruiting professionals into doctoral programs, according to the release. 

Since its beginning, the program has helped to more than quadruple the number of minority business professors in the country. According to the release, it currently has 1,250 participants teaching nationwide.

Rodriguez-Nieto earned a doctorate in business administration from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017. 

“Drury is a student-centered university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and student success,” he said in the release. “I’m looking forward to being part of such [an] amazing institution.”

Rodriguez-Nieto received his MBA, as well as a certificate in applied finance and economics from Southern Oregon University. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1994. He served as an adjunct professor and as the director of the campus career center while at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

“His academic credentials and experience with and commitment to student success will help us prepare ethical leaders for the global business community,” said Jin Wang, dean of the Breech School of Business, in the release.

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