NPS - Faculty Profiles - Heading

Faculty Profile Directory

Welcome to the NPS Faculty Profile directory. Use the form below to search the NPS faculty profiles. All NPS Faculty may update their profiles by logging into FAIRS.

Back to Search

Walter E Owen

Phone: (831) 402-6086
NPS Experience
  • 2010 - current: Associate Chair for Distributed Programs & Outreach
Other Experience
  • 1997 - 2006 Faculty Member, U. S. Naval Academy
  • 1988 - 1990 Air Operations Officer, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  • 1985 - 1988 Officer Programs Officer, Navy Recruiting District St. Louis (NRD-STL)
  • 1982 - 1985 Naval Flight Officer, Fighter Squadron One-Five-Four (VF-154)
  • 1979 - 1982 Naval Officer Flight Training program.
  • 1975 - 1979 Midshipman, United States Naval Academy.
Research Interests
Defense Systems Acquisition: Acquisition Policy, Education & Training, Program Management, New Business Development, Logistics Support and Cycle Time Analysis.
Systems Engineering: Integrated Product & Process Development, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Modeling & Simulation and Requirements Analysis.
General Management: Organizational Transformation, Team Building, Leadership, Systems Theory, Total Quality Theory and Strategic Management.
Public Administration: Public Policy, Program Evaluation, Performance Measurement.
Distributed and Distance Learning: Effectiveness Studies, Business Models, Assessment Tools, Interactive Instructional Designs and Training for Educators.
Teaching Interests
Project Management, Financial Management, Logistics, Contract Management.
Systems Engineering, Systems Acquisition, Product Development, Test and Evaluation.
Public Policy, Defense Resource Analysis, Policy Evaluation, Performance Assessment, Leadership, Research Methods.


  • 2017 - Special Act Award, NPS/SE
  • 2015 - Special Act Award, GSEAS
  • 2014 - Special Act Award, GSEAS
  • 2010 - Special Act Award, Chairman, Department of Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2009 - Inductee to Hall of Fame, Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2006 - Recognition Award, Director of the Office of Continuous Learning and the Dean of GSBPP, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2004 - Special Act Award, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2003 - Letter of Appreciation, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
  • 2003 - Letter of Appreciation, Executive Director, Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • 2003 - Above and Beyond Award, Superintendent, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2001 - Unsung Hero Award, Superintendent, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 2000 - Special Act Award, Superintendent, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 1999 - Special Act Award, Superintendent, Naval Postgraudate School
  • 1998 - Letter of Appreciation, Business and Education Alliance of Monterey Peninsula
  • 1997 - Inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha, Honorary Society, Golden Gate University
  • 1997 - Letter of Appreciation, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • 1996 - Special Act Award, Superintendent, Naval Postgraudate School and President, Defense Acquisition University

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers
  • Educational Consortium for Product Development Leadership in the 21st Century.
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Project Management Institute
Licensures and Certifications
  • 1996 - 1997 Certified DAU ACQ201 Intermediate Program Management Course Instructor.
  • 1994 - 1998 Certified DAU SYS201 Intermediate Systems Engineering Course Instructor.