Assistant Professor, College of Business; Assistant Program Chair, MS and BS in Project Management
Department of Decision Sciences
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Rachel Vigness is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Project Management with over ten years of managerial experience in a variety of industries including: financial, automotive, higher education and public service. 

Education: Rachel Vigness earned her Bachelor of Arts in Management with a minor in Economics from the University of Minnesota - Morris. She then went on to study at Florida Atlantic University earning a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. In 2010, she completed a Master of Science in Project Management program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and subsequently become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing. 

Organizations: Rachel Vigness is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). 

Awards and Experience: Previous to her faculty appointment at Embry-Riddle, she held the position of Associate Dean of Academic Support within the Eastern Region of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide from 2007-2013. That position followed her role as the Director of Operations at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Robins campus. 
Throughout her career, she has worked on various projects including new campus launches, strategic marketing campaigns, and product development/design. She has received various accommodations throughout her years of service at Embry-Riddle and was selected as Employee of the Year for her successful marketing contributions at ANSA Automotive. Named to the Dean’s List during her undergraduate studies, she excelled at the graduate level achieving the honor of “with distinction” in the MS in Project Management program. 

Interests: Rachel Vigness enjoys spending time with her family and in her spare time enjoys playing sports – especially volleyball.

  • M.S. - Master of Science in Project Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration: Marketing, Florida Atlantic University

  • PMP Certificate

  • MGMT 311: Marketing
  • MGMT 391: Intro to Project Management

Project Management Institute, Member

American Marketing Association, Member