Dr. John Farr is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Central Florida and the Reh School of Business at Clarkson University. He is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and was a Professor and the Founding Director of the Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development from 2010 until 2017. He was a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Founding Director of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and the Associate Dean for Academics in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. Before coming to Stevens in 2000, he was a Professor of Engineering Management at the USMA where he was the first permanent civilian professor in engineering and Director of their Engineering Management Program. He has authored or edited over 200 technical publications to include five textbooks/handbooks, seven book chapters, and over 90-refereed publications mainly on cost analysis, infrastructure, engineering education, engineering management, and systems engineering. Dr. Farr earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and Masters and PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue and the University of Michigan, respectively. He is also a registered civil engineer in Florida and Mississippi and a certified project management professional. Dr. Farr has served on numerous defense national and academic advisory boards to include membership on the Army Science Board and the Board on Army Research and Development and the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies. He has served as a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies and worked in Afghanistan, Africa, Vietnam, and the Marshall Islands on a wide variety of economic and capacity development and assessment projects. He taught at the University of Technical Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2013 as a Fulbright Specialist.