Michael J. Schwandt, Ph.D.

Management, Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Management
cga badge Dr. Michael Schwandt serves the Coast Guard Academy in a Department of Homeland Security Joint Duty Assignment. He joined the MGMT faculty in 2019 after more than nine years as an Operations Research Analyst with the Federal Air Marshal Service in Northern Virginia. Prior to federal service, Dr. Schwandt’s career includes external consulting in pharmaceutical market modeling, directing a regional leadership non-profit organization, serving as an engineering faculty member, establishing the supply chain in a start-up toy company, and internal consulting for a Fortune 500 chemical manufacturing company. His research interests are focused on the application of systems thinking, system dynamics modeling, and data analytics to improve decision making.


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Technological University

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • PMC Capstone

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • System Dynamics Society (SDS)

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