• Donald Gier, M.S.B.A., M.T.E.L., P.M.P., I.A.P.M.

    Assistant Professor

    Project Management


Professional Bio


  • M.S., Telecommunication, University of Denver
  • M.S., Business Administration, Chapman University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Chapman University


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Integrated Logistics Support and Management Technologies (ILSMT)
  • Human Resources Management, Development, Industrial Engineering, Configuration Management, Contract Management, Project Management, and Negotiation

Professional Experience

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in business, management, technology at various colleges and universities since 1984
  • Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for major classified DARPA and DOD contracts
  • U.S. Navy, served twenty-two years, retired as Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
  • Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) representative for global non-acoustic Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and ELINT operations
  • Commanded the Research Vessel (RV) Swan
  • Corporate experience (over twenty years), including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Evolving Systems, Inc.
  • Director of Resource Management and Director of Information Technology for Evolving Systems, Inc.
  • Various managerial positions in engineering support, information technologies, human resources, organizational behavior and performance, and global operations
  • Formed and facilitated manpower analysis work teams, lead continuous improvement programs
  • Focal point for configuration management policies and strategies for a major element of the Department of Interior
  • Received awards for technical achievement, operational performance, and contract leadership

Research & Scholarship