Mark D. Caudle, Ph.D., PMP, is a contract instructor in the School of Systems and Logistics. Dr. Caudle focuses on developing and teaching classes related to project management and weapon system acquisition management. He currently supports curriculum development and teaching of IPM 350, Industry Standard Project Management and WKSP 676, Project Execution Workshop.
Dr. Caudle is a retired Air Force acquisition officer with experience on several weapon system developments, including the C-17, Advanced Cruise Missile, and the F-15E. He received his Masters Degree in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and later was selected to join the graduate faculty of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, AFIT. After earning his Doctorate at The Ohio State University, he directed the Graduate Systems Management program at AFIT. Later in his active-duty career, he returned to join the faculty of the School of Systems and Logistics, AFIT. In 2006, he retired from active duty after almost 22 years of service and continued as a civilian faculty member of the school until his retirement from civil service in 2019. Dr. Caudle founded his own business education and consulting company in 2019.
Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management
FPM 101, Fundamentals of Project Management
IPM 301, Intermediate Project Management Skills Course
IPM 350, Industry Standard Project Management
WKSP 656, Should Cost Workshop
WKSP 676, Project Execution Workshop
Areas of Interest & Consulting
1999 Doctor of Philosophy, Business Administration (Business Logistics & Supply Chain Management, with a Minor in Industrial & Systems Engineering), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1998 Master of Arts, Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1991 Master of Science, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1984 Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Academic Awards and Honors
Dr. John W. Demidovich Award, Air Force Institute of Technology, School of Systems and Logistics, 2006
The Ohio State University Ackerman Award for logistics dissertation, 1999