Jonathan D. Ritschel, PhD

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Education

BBA - Accountancy: University of Notre Dame

MS - Cost Analysis: Air Force Institute of Technology

PhD - Economics: George Mason University

Awards

  • Faculty Scholar of the Year, Department of Systems Engineering & Management, AFIT, 2014
  • Southern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Faculty Excellence in Teaching, 2014
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Systems Engineering & Management, AFIT, 2013
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Systems Engineering & Management, AFIT, 2012
  • 2017: DoD Financial Management Certification, Level 3
  • 2015: Business - Cost Estimating, APDP, Level 3
  • 2005: Business - Financial Management, APDP, Level 2
  • 2003: Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A), SCEA

Publications

 

  1. D’Amico, C.N., White, E.D., Ritschel, J.D., and Kozlak, S.J. (2018) “Unmasking Cost Growth Behavior: A Longitudinal Study,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 25(1): 30-51.
  2. Trudelle, R.C., White, E.D., Ritschel, J.D., Koschnick, C.M., and Lucas, B.M. (2017). “Modeling Median Will-Cost Estimates for Defense Acquisition Programs,” Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, 1(1): 19-33.
  3. Trudelle, R.C., White, E.D., Koschnick, C.M., Ritschel, J.D., and Lucas, B.M. (2017).  “Estimating the Likelihood of a Defense Acquisition Program Staying within Cost and Schedule Bounds,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 24(4): 600-625.
  4. Ritschel, J.D., and Ritschel, T.L. (2017). “Improving Resource Management in the Afghan Air Force,” Air and Space Power Journal, 31(2): 4-16.
  5. Gardner, N.R., Ritschel, J.D., White, E.D., and Wallen, A.T. (2017). “Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates for Department of Defense Budgeting,” Journal of Public Procurement, 17(3), 315-336.
  6. Kozlak, S.J., White, E.D., Ritschel, J.D., Lucas, B.M., and Seibel, J.M. (2017). “Analyzing Cost Growth at Program Reviews for DoD Aircraft,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 24(3), 386-407.
  7. Ritschel, J.D., and Ritschel, T.L. (2016). “Organic or Contract Support? Investigating Cost and Performance in Aircraft Sustainment,” Journal of Transportation Management, 26(2): 47-58.
  8. Jimenez, C.A., White, E.D., Brown, G.E., Ritschel, J.D., Lucas, B.M., and Seibel, M.J. (2016). “Using Pre-Milestone B Data to Predict Schedule Duration for Defense Acquisition Programs,” Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, 9(2), 112-126.
  9. Smith, N.C., White, E.D., Ritschel, J.D., and Thal Jr., A.E. (2016). “Counteracting Harmful Incentives in DoD Acquisition Through Test and Evaluation and Oversight,” ITEA: Journal of Test and Evaluation, 37: 218-226.
  10. Petter, J.L., Ritschel, J.D. and White, E.D. (2015).  “Stability Properties in Department of Defense Contracts: Answering the Controversy,” Journal of Public Procurement, 15(3), 341-364.
  11. Brown, G.E., White, E.D., Ritschel, J.D., and Seibel, M.J. (2015). “Time Phasing Aircraft R&D Using the Weibull and Beta Distribution,” Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, 8(3), 150-164.
  12. Moore, J.M., Elshaw, J.J., Badiru, A.B., and Ritschel, J.D. (2015).  “Acquisition Challenge: The Importance of Incompressibility in Comparing Learning Curve Models,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 22(4), 416-449.
  13. Bridgeforth, S.M., Ritschel, J.D., White, E.D., and Keaton, C.G. (2015). “Using Earned Value Data to Forecast the Duration of Department of Defense Space Acquisition Programs,” Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, 8(2), 92-107.
  14. DeNeve, A.J., Ryan, E.T., Ritschel, J.D. and Schubert-Kabban, C.  (2015). “Taming the Hurricane of Acquisition Cost Growth – Or At Least Predicting It,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 22(1), 84-105.
  15. Mitchell, T.D., White, E.D. and Ritschel, J.D. (2014). “Investigating the Correlation of the U.S. Air Force Physical Fitness Test to Combat-Based Fitness: A Women-Only Study,” Military Medicine 179(6), 653-658.
  16. Crumrine, K.T., Ritschel, J.D., and White, E.D. (2014). “Earned Schedule 10 Years Later: Analyzing Military Programs,” Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, March/April, 30-33.
  17. Jones, G.L., White, E.D., Ryan, E.T., and Ritschel, J.D. (2014).  “Investigation into the Ratio of Operating and Support Costs to Life-Cycle Costs for DoD Weapon Systems,” Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 21(1), 442-464.
  18. Ochs, K.S., Miller, M.E., Thal, A.E., and Ritschel, J.D. (2014) “Proposed Method for Analyzing Infrastructure Investment Decisions Involving Rapidly Evolving Technology:  Case Study in LED Streetlights,” Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(1), 41-49.
  19. Ritschel, J.D. (2013).  “Impact of Political-Economy Variables on Cost Growth in Military Weapon System Contracts,” Journal of Public Procurement, 13(4), 516-538.
  20. Ryan, E.T., Schubert, C.M., Jacques, D.R., and Ritschel, J.D. (2013). “A Macro-Stochastic Model for Improving the Accuracy of Life Cycle Cost Estimates,” Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, 6: 43-74.
  21. Ryan, E.T., Jacques, D.R., Ritschel, J.D. and Schubert, C.M. (2013). “Characterizing the Accuracy of DoD Operating and Support Cost Estimates,” Journal of Public Procurement, 13(1), 103-132.
  22. Ritschel, J.D. (2012).  “Efficacy of U.S. Legislation in Military Acquisition Programs: Nunn-McCurdy Act Unveiled,” Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 31: 491-500.
  23. Ritschel, J.D., Greiner, M.A., Reynolds, D.E., and Seibel, M.J. (2003).  “Flyaway Costs Versus Individual Components of Aircraft: An Analysis,” AF Journal of Logistics, 27(4), 30-37.
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