Aaron DeWispelare, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Information Systems and Cyber Security

  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
  • M.B.A. (Economics), Xavier University
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska

Dr. DeWispelare’s professional career spans over 35 years and includes extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) included experience in the fields of engineering analysis and design, computer technology, project and resource management and academia. In the private sector at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), DeWispelare held positions ranging from principal investigator involved in technical research to director where he led a department of over 100 Computer Science and Computer/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering based staff that applied advanced technologies to develop complex state-of-the-art prototypes and information systems for customers in commercial industry and local, state and federal government.

DeWispelare has taught engineering and project management courses over the last 30 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels academically, and he has presented short courses and training sessions for industry on a regular basis. He is currently teaching graduate courses in project management for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Additionally, he is a regular instructor for the Alamo Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in their education and PMP/CAPM preparation training programs. He was an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Air Force Institute of Technology, and has held adjunct professor positions for Auburn University, Webster University, Park University, and the University of the Incarnate Word. In addition, he is the 2010 Kemper Outstanding Faculty Award Winner and a past National Rist Award Winner for outstanding research from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.