Jorge Haddock-Acevedo

Dr. Jorge Haddock-Acevedo
University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Haddock is the twentieth President of University of Puerto Rico. He started his academic life as an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Then at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he moved through the ranks by attaining tenure, becoming a full professor in engineering and later serving as the associate dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology.

He worked as dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He also served as dean and professor in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Dr. Haddock received the Minority Business Leader Award from The Washington Business Journal, the Outstanding Young IE Award and the Excellence for Minority Advancement Award from IIE, the Martin Luther King, Jr Faculty/Staff Award, the Darrin Counseling Award and RAA Teaching Award at Rensselaer, and the Hispanic Educator of the Year Award both in New York State and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He has authored and co-authored more than a hundred publications over a wide spectrum of topics ranging from basic and applied technical research to pedagogy and leadership. One of his most recognized works is the book Creating Global Business Leaders: Business Education at the Intersection of Innovation, Technology and Globalization. His primary research involves the design and implementation of effective information technology, production and service systems, as well as their effect on corporate culture.

He has also been a consultant to many companies including Baxter, Citybank and Michelin. He is also a co-inventor of the patent for Method of System for Providing Credit Support to Parties Associated with Derivative and Other Financial Transactions.

Dr. Haddock earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at the Mayagüez Campus, M.S. in Management Engineering from Rensselaer and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.