Russ Mattern

Information, Communications, & Technology Department


Academic Credentials: 

B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy 
M.S., The Ohio State University
M.S., Troy State University
M.S., Industrial College of the Armed Forces
O.D., The Ohio State University

Professional Military Education: 

Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College

Graduate Certificates: 

Chief Information Officer, NSA 4011 Information Assurance from NDU iCollege

Relevant Professional Experience: 

Dr. Mattern’s Air Force career began as a software design engineer on the Air Launched Cruise Missile and Advanced Wild Weasel programs at the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. He competed and was selected for an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship to The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He was selected as the first ever USAF Optometrist of the Year in 1987. Having served around the world in numerous clinical optometry assignments including Korea, Hawaii, Europe, and aboard the Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, he was appointed by the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General as his Chief Consultant for Clinical Optometry. Dr. Mattern was elected as President of the Armed Forces Optometric Society in 1994. He concluded his 26-year Air Force career as a Colonel in Medical Systems IT where he was the Program Manager of $600M ACAT 1A Medical Executive Information-Decision Support System. Dr. Mattern guest lectured at the NDU iCollege on eHealth and joined the faculty full time in 2002. 


Dr. Mattern has written articles and/or made presentations on solar powered flight, vulnerabilities of the SmartGrid, green IT, net neutrality, Gamification, virtualization, WiMax technology, performance based contracting, eHealth, executive information/decision support systems, and numerous clinical issues in optometry. 



Strategic Information Technology Acquisition (ITA)


Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (SAC)


Strategic Leadership:Theory & Practice, Software Acquisition Leadership (SAL)


Chief Technology Officer (CTO)



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