Barry J. Bauer

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Decision Sciences
College of Business

Areas of Expertise

Program Management

Dr. Bauer has been an aerospace scholar-practitioner for more than 30 years performing in various roles with the United States Marine Corps, Hughes Aircraft Company, Lockheed Martin, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Worldwide). Among the more exciting programs he has been involved with as a program manager are: F-16, F-117, F-22, F-35, U-2, SBIRS (Space-Based Infrared Radar System), ULA (United Launch Alliance), and Hypersonic IRAD. Dr. Bauer currently works at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) in Palmdale, CA.

Educational Background Includes: BS: University of Wisconsin (Industrial Technology); MS: University of Wisconsin (Safety-Loss Control); MS: University of Southern California (Systems Management); MBA: Kennesaw State University; PhD: Capella University (Organization & Management-Leadership). Dissertation: “A Success Paradigm For Project Managers in the Aerospace Industry”.

Professional Credentials Include: Program Management Qualification Level 3 (Lockheed Martin), Project Management Professional (PMP); PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Lockheed Martin); Two U.S. Patents pending and one under review.

During time off, he enjoys swimming, biking, and running. His favorite events are: 5K, 10K, Marathon, and Iron Man (training for it now). The most exciting thing he have ever done is land in an F-4J (VMFA 235) on the USS Enterprise at sunset and cat-launch a day later at sunrise.

Call sign is Dr. Bear

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management: Leadership, Capella University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Safety, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Systems Management, University of Southern California
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration - Experienced Professional, Kennesaw State University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Stout

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) - Project Management Institute
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate - Project Management Institute
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) - Project Management Institute

  • PMGT 613: Assessing & Managing Proj Risk
  • BUSW 635: Business Strategy for Managers
  • PMGT 614: Directing & Controlg Projects
  • EMGT 500: Managing in the STEM Envirmt
  • PMGT 465: Managing Troubled Projects
  • PMGT 490: Project Management Capstone
  • PMGT 391: Project Planning 1

  •   MBAA 522: Business Research Methods
  • MBAA 635: Business Capstone Course
  • MBAA 690: Graduate Capstone Project
  • MGMT 652: Concepts and Practices of Project Management
  • MGMT 672: Planning & Execution of Strategy
  • PMGT 391: Project Planning
  • PMGT 501: Fundamentals of Project Management
  • PMGT 502: Effective Communications for Managing Projects
  • PMGT 611: Anatomy of a Project Organization
  • PMGT 613: Assessing & Managing Project Risk (EVH)
  • PMGT 614: Planning, Directing & Controlling Projects (EVH)
  • PMGT 690: Project Management Capstone



Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Level 3 Qualified Program Manager (Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Nova Award

The Engineers' Council: Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award (Hypersonic University Engagement Team, 2019)

The Engineers' Council: Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award (Hypersonic Big-Bet IRAD Team, 2019)