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Lyla Ann Englehorn

Faculty Associate - Research
Information Sciences
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2615


Ms. Lyla Englehorn, MPP, has a research faculty appointment at Naval Postgraduate School, and supports many research initiatives involving rapid concept generation, innovation, and information sharing. At NPS she has worked on a diverse range of projects and programs, and now serves as the Warfighting Concepts Branch Head for the Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI) where she guides rapid concept generation using tools of human-centered design. She has held a faculty appointment at NPS since 2012 and in that time has served as the Associate Director for the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER), a member of the instruction team for the International Maritime Security course sequence, and is an active member of the NPS Design Thinking Community of Practice. Lyla earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSUMB, and completed her undergraduate work at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her research interests include international maritime security policy, information sharing practices, issues around climate change, and innovation processes focusing on human users. Ms. Englehorn holds a TS/SCI clearance.
  • MPP - California State University-Monterey Bay 2010
    Major: Government
    Dissertation Title: Maritime Domain Awareness and Regulatory Clutter
Research Interests
concept generation and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, emerging technology, maritime security policy, public policy, climate change policy
Teaching Interests
Innovation Methods, Design Thinking, User-Centered Design, UCD/UX, Concept Generation and Concept Development, Organizational Design, Team Building and Collaboration, International Maritime Law, Maritime Security Policy, and Policy Analysis.