NORFOLK, VA - Keeping the trains running on time is an often-heard expression, but that phrase can translate into a successful career. Logistics is the management of how materials and finished goods are delivered to where they are needed, in a timely, cost-efficient manner. And the market for those with degrees in logistics is growing.
Logistics Management will be the topic for the next session in the Career Exploration Series hosted by Saint Leo University South Hampton Roads Education Center’s Naval Station Norfolk Office. The session will be 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at the Naval Station Norfolk Education Office, Building U-40, at the corner of Bellinger Boulevard and First Avenue.
Students, perspective students, and guests are invited to explore a career, discover economic trends, and learn of opportunities in logistics management.
The speaker will be Dr. Robert D. Pratt, a full-time assistant professor of management for Saint Leo University’s Fort Eustis Education Office. He retired as a GS15 after working for 36 years for the Department of Defense, holding various positions as a professor, director of policy and performance, program manager, contracting officer, and logistician. While at the DOD, he taught for the Defense Acquisition University, Naval Post Graduate School, and the Naval Center for Acquisition Training.
Pratt, a U.S. Navy veteran, has held several adjunct faculty positions at the University of Virginia, USDA Graduate School, and Tidewater Community College. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at various professional and academic conferences including, the American Management Association, Project Management Institute, and the National Defense Industrial Association. He holds: a Doctorate of Management from the University of Maryland; an MBA – University of Maryland University College; an MS in Technology Management – University of Maryland; a Post-Graduate Certificate (Contracting and Procurement Management) – Golden Gate University, and a BS in Public Administration.
Saint Leo University offers a bachelor of arts in business administration – logistics. Some of the careers those with a logistics degree can attain include logistics analyst; project manager; logistics engineer; supply chain manager; sales manager; and operations manager.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.
The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.
Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.