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Lyla Ann Englehorn

Phone: (831) 656-2615


Ms. Lyla Englehorn, MPP, has a research faculty appointment at Naval Postgraduate School, and supports many research initiatives involving maritime security, information sharing, and innovation. At NPS she has worked on a diverse range of projects and programs, and now serves as the Associate Director for the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER). In her role with CRUSER she guides concept generation and development work in unmanned systems; and is a member of the NPS Design Thinking community, incorporating the practice of design to achieve emergent outcomes. She is also part of the instruction team for the International Maritime Security course sequence, specializing in international maritime legal regimes. Lyla earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSUMB, and completed her undergraduate work at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her research interests include international maritime security policy, information sharing practices, and innovation processes incorporating design. Ms. Englehorn holds a TS/SCI clearance.
  • MPP - California State University-Monterey Bay 2010
    Major: Government
    Dissertation Title: Maritime Domain Awareness and Regulatory Clutter
Research Interests
concept generation and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, emerging technology, maritime security policy, public policy, climate change policy
Teaching Interests
Innovation Methods, Design Thinking, User Based Design, Concept Generation and Concept Development, Organizational Design, Team Building and Collaboration, International Maritime Law, Maritime Security Policy, and Policy Analysis.