M.B.A. (Marshall University), Ed.D. (University of Massachusetts)
Dr. Godwin Ariguzo is an assistant professor of marketing in the Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He also serves as a visiting professor at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfsburg, Germany and IAE de Grenoble Université Pierre Mendes in Grenoble, France. He was a content consultant to WGBH Educational Television Foundation and a recipient of a $250,000 grant from Microsoft to develop and implement computer training programs in the Southcoast of Massachusetts.
During his career, Dr. Ariguzo has generated over $4.5 million in private and public grants to support his work. His research interests are in green marketing, direct and mobile marketing, international business, seafood marketing, marketing intelligence, and academic administration. He has publications in the Information and Management Journal, the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, and in a variety of conference proceedings.
Dr. Ariguzo was the recipient of the 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth University-wide Leo M. Sullivan Teacher of the Year Award (one awarded each year) and the Charlton College of Business Higginson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005 and 2009. He is recognized internationally for leading innovative business and educational programs. Dr. Ariguzo coordinated the development and implementation of the Management Information System (MIS) 101 course required of all freshmen entering the Charlton College of Business and the Internship Program in the College.
As the co-advisor to the International Business Association (IBA), Dr. Ariguzo has worked with his students to conduct in-country research projects in Argentina, the Azores, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, France, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Peru, and Portugal. He has traveled to 20 countries in four different continents. As the advisor for the UMass Dartmouth Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), he was recognized as a Samuel M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow in 2004. His SIFE team (ranked in the top 10 percent in the United States) won the New England and Northeast SIFE Regional Championships in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Ariguzo has provided consulting services for various companies in the United States and abroad including the Catholic Diocese of Fall River/Bishop Connolly High School, WGBH Educational Television Foundation, Ameramesh Technologies, Wellness Inc., Charlton Memorial Hospital, and Cozyrest Guest House in Nigeria.
His consulting company Ariguzo Consulting, (www.ariguzoconsulting.com), is one of the most innovative business and educational consulting companies in Massachusetts. Dr. Ariguzo holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.B.A. in Business and Commerce, and a B.B.A. in Marketing from Marshall University. Dr. Ariguzo also holds a Certificate of Exporting from the New England Export School and Massachusetts Port Authority.
In October 2009, the Honorable Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, appointed Dr. Ariguzo to the fourteen-member Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) that reviews and considers municipal and business applications for certification for the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and designations for Economic Target Areas (ETA) and Economic Opportunity Areas (EOA). In 2002 he received the Faith-ful Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Greater Fall River Community by the Bethel AME Church.
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