William O. Hedgepeth
Transportation & Logistics Management Program Director at APU
For 28 years, William O. Hedgepeth was with the Department of Defense, employed as a civilian operations research analyst. He shuttled among the Pentagon, Crystal City, Fort Monroe, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Lee, and Fort Belvoir while conducting cost and operational effectiveness analyses, developing computer models, and artificial intelligence applications for logistics and combat systems. After his career in the DOD, William worked for GRCI, which eventually merged with ATT. While there, he was a senior scientist for Army logistics program developments.
William taught at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, from 1992 to 1995 as an adjunct, and was a guest lecturer for the Army Logistics Management College, 1985-1990. William earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degree from Old Dominion while also working for TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) at Fort Monroe, VA. His dissertation was the analysis of 400 years of combat history using neural networks and traditional statistical methods. William's Master's and doctorate are both in engineering management. His undergraduate degree is in chemistry and mathematics from Barton College in my hometown of Wilson, NC.
Prior to joining APUS, Dr. William O. Hedgepeth was a tenured Associate Professor of Logistics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His research and teaching interests at UAA propelled him into his career at APUS, where he now teaches military logistics, global logistics, transportation, supply chain management, lean operations, RFID technology, disaster logistics, knowledge management, seafood logistics, business logistics, and project management.