Dr. Eduardo Raul Rivas, is Executive Director - STU Online, Director of Doctoral Programs
and Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Education at St. Thomas University (STU), Miami Gardens, Florida. Most recently he served as Assistant Professor and Lead Faculty of
Organizational Leadership in the Department of Higher Education, Organizational Leadership
and Adult Education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
His credentials include:
Doctor of Education from the University of Miami; Educational Specialist from Nova Southeastern University; Master of Science
from Nova Southeastern University; and a Master of Science in Social Studies Education from
Florida International University. He has written and taught many courses in the leadership field,
including leading change, strategic planning, ethics and social responsibility, human resource
management, international leadership perspectives and leading for change. He has served as
Chair and Committee Member on many Dissertation Committees at numerous Universities. He
was also a Fulbright Scholar in Korea (1983) and most recently named Fulbright Specialist for
Latin America and the Far East (2015-2020).
Dr. Rivas was awarded the NSU President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (2014-
2015) for research focused on global leadership in the Dominican Republic. He has also held the
positions of Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; VicePresident
for Academic Affairs and Professor at Universidad de San Buenaventura in Bogota,
Colombia; President/CEO at the Institute for Leadership and Excellence in Bogota; Dean, Miami
Dade College, Miami, Florida; School District Administrator, Teacher and Principal in the MiamiDade
County Public Schools, Miami, Florida.