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Natalie J Webb

Defense Resources Management Institute
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-2013


NATALIE J. WEBB is a professor of economics and executive director of the Defense Resources Management Institute. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from Duke University she has taught and conducted research in defense, nonprofit, and other areas of applied economics and resources management, earning awards for both outstanding teaching and research. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to research nonprofit and government relationships in Oslo, Norway, and the U.S. Navy Superior Civilian Service Award for her work with executive education for flag and general officers. She has taught military and civilian officials from over 170 countries and has traveled to over 50 countries to teach, conduct workshops, and research issues related to defense resources management and economics. Dr. Webb has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and served on the board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She currently conducts research on defense economics, public finance and management, and nonprofit and voluntary organizations, including their interaction with defense and other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Her research appears in the top nonprofit journals and in multiple economics, defense, and management journals.
NPS Experience
  • 2014 - current: Professor
  • 1998 - 2014: Associate Professor
  • 1992 - 1998: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 2010 Adjunct faculty member, Brown University
  • 1997 - 1997 Fulbright Research Scholar, University of Oslo
  • 1997 - 1999 Research Associate, Webbco Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1992 - 1994 Visiting Assistant Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA
  • 1991 - 1992 Instructor, Duke University
  • 1982 - 1992 Computer consultant, Webbco Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1980 - 1986 Software Systems Engineer, Northern Telecom Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
Research Interests
Public finance
Defense economics
Nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and intersectoral relationships
Government and for-profit organizations
Applied microeconomics
Quality, performance management and efficiency
Teaching Interests
Public finance
Defense economics
Nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and intersectoral relationships
Micro - and macroeconomics
Nonprofit economics
Industrial organization
Introductory statistics
Introductory computer science


  • 2017 - Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • 2006 - Navy Superior Civilian Award, Department of the Navy
  • 1997 - J. William Fulbright Research Scholarship to Norway
  • 1996 - Outstanding Research Award, DRMI, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1995 - Outstanding Teacher Award, DRMI, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1991 - John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Summer Fellowship, Program on Non-Profit Organizations, Yale University
  • 1990 - Best Teaching Assistant Award, Economics Department, Duke University
  • 1990 - Research Fellowship, Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism, Duke University
  • 1986 - Department of Economics Scholarships, Duke University
  • 1985 - Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2018 American Society of Military Comptrollers
  • 1991 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action