Steven L. Pierce, D.M.

Interim Dean College of Distance Education
Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Retired
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Steven Pierce, D.M., is a retired avionics senior chief petty officer who began in the College of Distance Education as an Associate Professor of National Security Affairs and manager of NWC's Online PME Program in 2006. He taught in and managed NWC's Homeland Security electives track from 2009 to 2016, and in 2019, he was assigned as the Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Innovation, where he oversaw operations of the college's Empower Student Information and Blackboard Learning Management Systems. In December 2017, he earned a Doctorate in Management degree from Colorado Technical University and in August 2020, he was named Deputy Dean, CDE and currently serves as CDE's Interim Dean.

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Homeland Security
  • Military Technology

Professional Highlights


Named Interim Dean, CDE


Named Deputy Dean, CDE


Named Assistant to the Dean, CDE for Technology and Innovation


Earned Doctorate in Management with concentration in Homeland Security Studies


Area Coordinator for Homeland Security electives track


Professor, National Security Affairs


U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy


Faculty, U.S. Senior Enlisted Academy


Configuration Leading Chief, Special Projects Patrol Squadron TWO (VPU-2)


Doctor of Management (D.M.), Colorado Technical University, 2017, Management with a concentration in Homeland Security

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2009, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., Troy University, 1997, Public Administration

B.A., Regent's College, 1994, Liberal Arts

C.V. or Resume

Related Credentials

Project Management Institute, Newton Square, PA: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
July 2005

Awards and Decorations

Air Medal
Strike Flight Award

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Seven time recipient, with Combat "V"

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Three time recipient

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