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Ira A Lewis

Associate Professor
Operations and Logistics
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-2464
  • PhD - Arizona State University 1992
    Major: Business Administration
Other Experience
  • 1997 - 1998 Research Officer, Supply Chain Project, Department of National Defence (DND), Ottawa, Canada
  • 1993 - 1997 Research Officer, Chief Review Services, DND
  • 1989 - 1989 Material Operations Intern, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis
  • 1989 - 1993 Program Analyst, DND
  • 1987 - 1989 Research Assistant, Purchasing and Logistics Management Program, Arizona State University
  • 1982 - 1987 Audit Officer, DND
Research Interests
Logistics (particularly logistics policy, strategy and outsourcing)
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
  • 2005 Editorial Board Member, Transportation Journal
  • 1992 Association for Supply Chain Management

Scholarly Work

  • Book Chapter
  • Lewis, I. A., Doerr, K., & Eaton, D. R, (2015). Measurement issues in performance-based logistics. Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision (pp. 287–302). 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. (pp. 235-242). Springer US.
  • Journal Article
  • 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.