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C. J. LaCivita, Professor

C. J. LaCivita, is Professor of Economics at the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) and Chair of the Global Public Policy Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1969. Upon receiving his bachelor's degree, Professor LaCivita was commissioned in the US Air Force and served as a pilot for five years. After leaving the Air Force, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Valdosta State University in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. From 1981 to 1985, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In May 1985, Dr. LaCivita joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) as an Assistant Professor at the DRMI. He served as the DRMI Assistant Director for Academic Programs 1988 to 1991, the DRMI Deputy Executive Director from 1991-1993 and the DRMI Executive Director 1993-2011. From October 1, 2001 to October 15, 2002, he served as the Acting Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies at NPS. In January 2009, he was appointed as the founding chair of the Global Public Policy Academic Group at NPS and continues to serve in that capacity. He also served as a member of the oversight commission for the Certified Defense Financial Manager program from its inception through 2008.

He has published widely in a number of areas in economics and defense resources management. His work has appeared in the Journal of Business, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, International Journal of Forecasting, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Armed Forces Comptroller, Defence Analysis and others.


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