Dr. Carlos Enrique Ruiz Burgos joined the faculty of the School of Business of Georgia Gwinnett College in August of 2007, and he is currently a professor of management. He teaches courses in Principles of Management, Human Resources Management, and International Management. Among his work experience, Ruiz has held different managerial positions in the private and public sectors in Mexico. His areas of research include international HRD, training and development, and international managerial effectiveness. His research is published in numerous journals including Human Resource Development International, Human Resource Development Quarterly, European Journal of Training and Development, International Journal of Economics and Business Research. Ruiz’ research findings have been presented at national and international conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Ruiz's teaching style involves a significant amount of class discussion. In his classes, Ruiz encourages everybody to participate and talk in class. These class discussions take place in an informal and engaging environment where everybody’s ideas are welcome without distinction. Ruiz’s classes involve discussions where students are encouraged to express their views in an inclusive environment in which diversity of thought is promoted. Ruiz challenges students with multiple questions. He encourages students to think critically by associating the concepts presented in class with students’ professional and personal experiences. In addition, students can expect to work on several in-class activities in small groups. These activities, which include different types of cases, incidents and exercises, permit students to translate theory into practice. Moreover, Ruiz’s teaching approach includes the use of videos that allow students to relate real situations to the management concepts covered in class. Students can expect a comprehensive final group paper and exams on the material taught in class.