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Ira A Lewis

Associate Professor
Operations and Logistics

Phone: (831) 656-2464
  • PhD - Arizona State University 1992
    Major: Business Administration
Other Experience
  • 1982 - 1998 Positions in program analysis, program evaluation, and logistics, Department of National Defence (DND), Ottawa, Canada
Research Interests
Logistics (particularly naval logistics management, policy, and strategy)
Transportation (particularly air, rail and maritime)
Defense acquisition, particularly industrial policy and international aspects
Teaching Interests
Logistics and Transportation


  • 2008 - Diploma de Honor, Equipo Latinoamericano, Radio Canada Internacional
  • 2002 - NPS Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Instructional Performance, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1992 Association for Supply Chain Management

Scholarly Work

  • Book Chapters
  • Lewis, I. A., Doerr, K., & Eaton, D. R, (2015). Measurement issues in performance-based logistics. Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press.
  • Apte, U. M., Ferrer, G., Lewis, I. A., & Rendon, R. G, (2008). Service supply chain in the department of defense: opportunities and challenges. Springer US.
  • Journal Articles
  • Reich, D., Lewis, I. A., Winkler, A. A., Leichty, B., & Bobzin, L. B, (2020). A framework for optimizing sustainment logistics for a U.S. Army infantry brigade combat team. Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics.
  • Apte, U. M., Ferrer, G., Lewis, I. A., & Rendon, R. G, (2011). Managing Service Contracts in the Department of Defense: Opportunities and Challenges. U. S. Government Services Contracting: Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices, 197-239.
  • Doerr, K. H., Eaton, D. R., & Lewis, I. A, (2009). Integrate Providers for Best Logistic Support. US Naval Institute Proceedings, 8(135), 79–81.