Brian J.

Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Plans and Assessment, United States Military Academy at West Point

Brian is an active-duty Army lieutenant colonel and an associate professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His professional military experience includes various armor and cavalry command and staff positions from platoon to brigade levels and operational and combat deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Brian previously served as director of West Point’s Center for Innovation and Engineering, where he coordinated and funded multidisciplinary project-based design education and research efforts for various Army, Department of Defense, and civilian sponsors. Brian holds a PhD in engineering education and is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He holds leadership positions within the American Society for Engineering Education and is a frequent reviewer for multiple academic journals.

I am most excited to work on projects that… expand my thinking by connecting knowledge in unique ways.

I am looking for partners who can help me… think differently.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… seeing West Point cadets and RISD students connect in powerful ways.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include new ways of imagining leadership in creative, complex, and interdependent design settings.