Charles Daniels - Frank Woodbury Special Service Award (2018)

26 Oct 2018 4:24 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


Dr. Daniels is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology of the Old Dominion University. He joined the EMSE faculty on July 25, 2008.

Dr. Daniels has over 30 years of experience in organizational management and leadership, communications systems, information systems, management consulting, change management, employee and leadership development and quality improvement in both government and commercial enterprises. He has over 20 years of experience in program management for large scale, mission-critical systems; system development lifecycle analysis; planning and implementation; systems engineering; line management and engineering; culture change and management consulting.  He has also served as a senior executive and Vice President for Engineering for a Fortune 500 commercial enterprise.

He has supported NASA Human Space Flight, Science and Aeronautics Research programs for over 25 years at the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Langley Research Center, the Ames Research Center, the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab. Dr. Daniels also played a key role as a contractor executive in the design, development and implementation of several U.S. national criminal justice information systems.

Dr. Daniels has extensive experience in assisting organizations in developing and implementing plans to achieve business excellence and culture change. He served for five years as a member of the Board of Senior Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Prior to his retirement from corporate life, Dr. Daniels currently served as the Director for the Space and Mission Support (SMS) Business Area for Raytheon Information Solutions (RIS). In this capacity, he had overall executive management and leadership responsibility all of the NASA related service business in RIS. The SMS Business Area generated approximately $110 million in annual revenue with over 500 technical professional employees. Dr. Daniels is also a co-founder and chief operating officer of Learning Curve Coalition, Inc. and founder and president of Leadership Dynamics, Inc.

Dr. Daniels is the founder of the ConITS Leadership Institute. In addition, Dr. Daniels is been a lecturer in the George Washington University Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Graduate Program and currently serves as an adjunct in the Old Dominion University and the Florida Institute of Technology Graduate Engineering Management programs.

Dr. Daniels is a certified facilitator for Emotional Intelligence, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation – Behavior (FIRO-B®) instrument and is certified as a Leadership Coach. Dr. Daniels is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified Professional Engineering Manager (CPEM), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has been certified as a Level 4 Raytheon Program Manager.

Dr. Daniels is a Member of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), where he is the Southeast Regional Director and a member of the ASEM Board of Directors.

As a member of the ODU BCET Faculty, Dr. Daniels teaches a wide range of courses, including Engineering Management, Engineering Ethics, Project Management, Project Management Professional Certification Preparation, Advanced Project Management, Agile Project Management, Finance for Engineering Managers, Capital Budgeting, Financial Engineering, Leadership, Organizational Behavior.


About the Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

This award recognizes an ASEM member who has provided outstanding service to the Society.

More information about the award is available here:
Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

A list of past recipients is available here:
List of Past Recipients

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