Vice Provost for Academic Leadership

Vice Provost for Academic Leadership


Vice Provost for Academic Leadership

Dr. Robert Mortlock
Vice Provost for Academic Leadership
 

Dr. Robert Mortlock, COL, USA (Retired) joined the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) team in 2015 and is a professor of the practice for defense acquisition and program management in the Department of Defense Management. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a MBA from Webster University, a M.S. in national resource strategy from ICAF and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.  

In the Army, he served as a program director, assistant product manager, product manager, and program manager for chemical & biological sensor, missile, air defense system, combat vehicle, uniform, helmets/body armor and parachute acquisition programs across five different program executive office portfolios, supporting the research, development, testing, production, procurement and sustainment of combat systems for warfighters.  Bob is level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified in program management, test and evaluation, systems planning research development and engineering, and has earned professional certifications in engineering, project management and program management.

In addition to teaching and advising students, Bob serves as the Academic Associate for the Systems Acquisition Management and Master of Science in Program Management curricula.  Additionally, Bob is the Principal Investigator for Acquisition Research Program (ARP) that integrates education and research by awarding research grants, hosting the annual acquisition research symposium, and supporting both faculty and student research.  Bob’s research interests focus on defense acquisition and program management related areas to include the following: technology management, program planning, cost estimating, financial management, contract management, system engineering, test & evaluation, data analysis, production and quality management, stakeholder management, strategic communication, and behavioral acquisition.

He is currently serving as the interim Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, reporting to the Provost and Academic Dean.

 

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