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Mark Matthew Rhoades

Senior Lecturer
Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 277-9153

Overview

Mark Rhoades (CDR, U.S. Navy Retired) is a Senior Lecturer in the Systems Engineering department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and a Risk Consultant for Real Options Valuation, Inc. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1983, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He has earned two Master of Science degrees at Naval Postgraduate School, one in Aeronautical Engineering and the other in Systems Engineering Management. He has been instructing and conducting research at NPS since 2004.
NPS Experience
  • 2013 - current: Senior Lecturer
  • 2005 - 2013: Lecturer
  • 2001 - 2005: Military Instructor
Other Experience
  • 2013 Senior Lecturer, NPS
  • 2012 SE4353/ME4753 Course Coordinator, NPS
  • 2010 SE3302 Course Coordinator, NPS
  • 2008 Vice President for Training and Risk Modeling, Real Options Valuation, Inc
  • 2005 - 2013 Lecturer, NPS
  • 2001 - 2005 Military Instructor/Program Officer, NPS
  • 1998 - 2001 Navy Deputy Program Manager, GPS Joint Program Office, Los Angeles AFB
  • 1995 - 1998 Systems Engineer, Naval Air Systems Command
  • 1993 - 1995 Adversary Class Desk Officer, AIRPAC Staff
  • 1990 - 1993 Field Service Officer, Naval Aviation Depot North Island
  • 1983 - 1988 Naval Pilot , U.S. Navy
Research Interests
Systems Engineering
Risk Analysis and Risk Management
UAV Technologies and Applications
Space Technology Development
Distance Learning Education
Teaching Interests
Risk analysis and management
Systems Engineering
Systems Architecture
Space Systems Technologies and Applications
UAV Technologies and Applications

Awards

  • 2019 - Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering, SE Department
  • 2017 - Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering, SE Department
  • 2016 - Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering, SE Department
  • 2010 - Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering, SE Department

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2007 International Council on Systems Engineering
  • 1983 Military Officers Association of America
  • 1981 Tau Beta Pi
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2008 Certified Quantitative Risk Management , International Institute of Professional Education and Research (IIPER)