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Peter David Bertelsen

Senior Lecturer
Defense Resources Management Institute
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-3827


Peter D. Bertelsen has been a lecturer of management in the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California since 2013. Prior to joining academia, he spent more than 18 years in program management roles. Most recently, he served as the interim executive director and program director for a regional economic development corporation in southwestern Montana, working with federal, state, and local governments in managing a multi-million-dollar community development revolving loan fund and a business consulting program focused on assisting high growth potential organizations with planning and strategy development. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
  • MBA - Thunderbird School of Global Management 2001
    Major: International Management
  • BA - University of California-San Diego 1992
    Major: History
NPS Experience
  • 2013 - current: Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2013 Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2012 - 2013 Education Associate, Naval Postgraduate School Program Office for the U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center
  • 2010 - 2012 Project Manager, General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.
Research Interests
International/global management and public policy
Inter-organizational relationships and collaboration
Resources and financial management
Blended/online/virtual learning
Teaching Interests
International management and public policy
Defense resources management
Human capital resources management