Peter L. Rodriguez

Dean and Professor of Strategic Management

Peter Rodriguez is dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is also an economist and professor and teaches classes on global macroeconomics and economic growth and development. An active researcher, Peter’s research interests include the interaction of globalization, economic development, and social institutions, the consequences of corruption for multinationals and seed-stage finance in emerging markets. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals in economics and management including, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Review of International Economics, and World Economy. Peter was formerly associate dean for International Affairs at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and led the development and launch of the Global Executive MBA program. He was previously professor and senior associate dean for MBA Programs and chief diversity officer at Darden, lecturer at Princeton University, and a professor at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. He served on the faculty of Semester at Sea and has taught in universities around the world. Peter is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Princeton, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia. He regularly teaches short courses on global economics to the Canadian Heads of Ministries and as part of executive education teaching teams to the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and to multinationals such as Rolls Royce, Harris Corporation, Lockton and AES. He has also developed video and audio courses on globalization and growth for The Great Courses. Peter holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University. He worked for several years as an associate in the Global Energy Group at JP Morgan Chase. Peter and his wife Kathleen live in Houston, Texas and have three children, Gabriella, Sam and Michael.