Cristina EspinosaEducation

M.B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso; B.S., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Research Interests

Economic value of immigration, international business education, inter-industry checks and balances


Cristina Espinosa serves as program director for Walden’s B.S. in Business Administration program and is academic director for the Dual Degree and Global Business Concentration programs. A member of the Walden faculty since 2005, Espinosa brings an international business perspective to her position. She is a former professor and director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the Juarez campus of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. As president of the consulting firm, Interact Planning and Decision Making, she was engaged in binational projects, working with the Chihuahua state government and major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Levi Strauss & Co. A former member of the governor of Georgia’s Latino Commission, Espinosa served on the commission’s education task force. She served until recently as a member of the Board of Directors of The New Agenda, a national women’s organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through systemic change in the media, workplace, schools, and at home.

Espinosa is a member of the American Society for Public Administration; Sigma Iota Epsilon, a national honorary and professional management society; and Pi Alpha Alpha, a national honor society for public affairs and administration.