Samuel Lopez, Jr., DBA

Adjunct Instructional Professor



  • D.B.A., Doctorate in Business Administration, University of Florida
  • M.B.A., University of Florida
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Florida
  • B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University


Dr. Sam Lopez is an Adjunct Instructional Professor of the Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Florida. He is experienced as an Engineering Program Manager in New Product Development with successful launches of multiple products for a leading Medical Device Company.

He completed an extensive 24-year Naval Career leading men and women in meeting objectives at the team and organizational level. He received his Doctorate from UF and is currently conducting applied research on Leading Effective Teams and Managing Projects.

Sam is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and a Certified Scrum Master through Scrum Alliance.