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Dr. Farr is currently a Professor of Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Founding Director of the Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development. From 2007 to 2010 he was a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and Associate Dean for Academics in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. He was the founding Director of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at Stevens from 2000 to 2007. Before coming to Stevens in 2000, he was a Professor of Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was the first permanent civilian professor in Systems Engineering and Director of their Engineering Management Program. Prior to joining the faculty at West Point in 1992 he was the Team Leader of the Combat Engineering and Simulation Group at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Dr. Farr is a former past president and Fellow of American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a former editor of the Journal of Management in Engineering and the founder of the Engineering Management Practice Periodical. He has authored over 100 technical publications including three textbooks on infrastructure planning, engineering management, and cost management. Dr. Farr earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and Master’s and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue and the University of Michigan, respectively. He is a registered Civil Engineer in the states of Mississippi and New York. Dr. Farr is also a member of Chi Epsilon, a Founding Member Epsilon Mu Eta, and Phi Kappa Phi. He is a member of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), ASCE, ASEM, and the Military Operations Research Society. As recognition for his innovations and academic achievements, Dr. Farr has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the Bernard R. Sarchet Award, Engineering Management Division, ASEE, 2006; Franklin W. B. Woodbury Service Award, ASEM, 2005; Bernard R. Sarchet Award, ASEM, 2004; Merl Baker Award, Engineering Management Division, ASEE, 2004; Founding Member Epsilon Mu Eta (honorary Engineering Management), 2002; Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2000; and the Superior Civilian Service Award, 1997. Dr. Farr has served on numerous defense national advisory boards to include membership on the Army Science Board from 2002 through 2010 and has served as a member of the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies since 2006. He has served on numerous academic advisory boards to include the Board of Fellows at Norwich University since 2007. His research and consulting interests are in cost and data analysis and decision and risk analysis as applied to infrastructure and other complex enterprises especially in the arena of nation reconstruction and capacity development. He teaches classes in modeling and simulation, systems engineering, engineering economics, cost estimation and management, and project management.

Dr. John V. Farr
Former Associate Dean for Academics and Professor School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology