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Deane Desper, Ph.D.

Dr. Deane Desper is a U.S. Navy Veteran that has over 20 years of organizational leadership experience in supply chain management, logistics, project management, and continuous process improvements. He is a defense contractor and manages several multi-million dollar projects on various naval bases and has an emphasis on TRIDENT Fleet support. Dr. Desper has been teaching in higher learning for 4 years. Dr. Desper is passionate about teaching, guiding, and supporting students through their educational journey. He graduated from the Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary & Food Service Management; National Louis University with a degree in Management; from South University with an MBA and Walden University with a Doctorate in Business Administration in Leadership. He also attended Villanova University and obtained a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Dr. Deane Desper’s personal interest and hobbies include: Attending Live Music Shows, Culinary Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, and cheering for my favorite sports teams, such as (a) New England Patriots, (b) Boston Red Sox, and (c) Boston Celtics. Additionally, he is an avid runner who trains for marathons.

ddesper@campus.viu.edu