Anthony James Acosta is former CS professor, programmer, researcher, photographer, graphic artist, and website designer.
Born in Montemorelos, Mexico in 1971. At Birth he was diagnosed with a malignant hemangioma on his right cheek and had his first surgery at the age of six months. Having grown up in a deeply religious Mexican American household Anthony Acosta became a “Child Preacher” at Age 12 within the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mexico. By Age 16 Anthony had completed all of the requirements to become a “Master Guide”(Highest Honor) within the Pathfinders (Seventh-day Adventist).
In the early nineties, while going to school Anthony worked for various corporations in the Import/Export Industries as well as the maquiladora industry as an IT consultant and IT Support Manager. In the Mid-Nineties Dr. Acosta opened the first Internet cafe in the Rio Grande Valley.
Cafe Ole was the first deli style restaurant to offer internet access at your table in McAllen. This trendy restaurant received rave reviews from both the local newspaper, The Monitor (Texas), as well as the Texas Monthly Magazine not only for the Internet Access but for the great cuisine.
Soon after having sold the restaurant, Anthony was recruited to work with the Rothschild Family, conducting research at their facilities in Puerto Rico, Mexico City, and Cuba. Dr. Acosta successfully took on the massive project of actualizing the Peoples University of the Americas and becoming the head of the Universities IT department. He fulfilled his duties until September 1998 when the university was destroyed by Hurricane George.
Dr. Acosta has years of practical business management and consulting. He has worked with such companies as Yahoo, Dish Network, Yoyodyne Technologies, Q-vision, Rothschild Bio-research, EDS, The Holy Orthodox Christian Church, Screaming Media, and with several Cinema Production and Distribution Corporations.
Dr. Acosta’s interest is in the development of effective online marketing techniques and strategies with focus on website optimization, and the psychology of the online market. He has made numerous presentations at professional conferences and has published several articles on electronic commerce and innovative marketing techniques. He has been invited to speak at several universities on the topic of Electronic commerce from a managerial perspective.
Additionally, he has broad background and experience in graphic arts, new media design, data gathering and analysis, computer applications, electronic communication, and network design and management.
Dr. Acosta has worked with the Internet since its boom in 1995 and has developed over 1000 websites for everything from Corporate Presences, to Online Academic Publications, to leading “movie” websites as well as electronic commerce ventures for large and small businesses alike.
Currently Dr. Acosta works with Entravision Communications Corporation managing the “Interactive” Department in McAllen.