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Dr. William J. (Bill) DeWitt, III

MMA Associate Dean, Loeb-Sullivan School of Business, Director of Graduate Studies, & Professor of Logistics, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME (Updated November 2011)

WILLIAM J. (Bill) DEWITTDr. William J. (Bill) DeWitt, III, is Associate Dean of Maine Maritime Academy responsible for the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics. In addition he holds the positions of Professor of Logistics, and Director of Graduate Studies. From 1999 to 2007 he taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, and held an appointment as Professor of the Practice, Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad from 1972 until 1995 in operations (1972-1979), strategic planning (1979-1982), and as Vice President, Marketing and Sales (1982-1995) leading three different Business Units: Domestic Intermodal; Automotive and Machinery; and Forest Products (a $501 million business unit in 1994). At the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. DeWitt taught 10-12 courses a year from undergraduate to MBA, served as academic director for an executive education program with Black & Decker, led MBA classes internationally to Chile and the European Union, taught in China, and served on the USDOT/TRB Roundtable on Freight Transportation and the NDTA Board of Directors. He was awarded the Robert H. Smith School of Business 2006 Krowe/Legg Mason Award for Teaching Excellence. He has co-authored the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) committee reports on “Policy Options for Intermodal Freight Transportation” and “Landside Access to U.S. Ports.” Professor DeWitt has served as a presenter at the National Transportation Policy Conference and served as an expert panelist for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Allegheny College. Upon completion of active duty in the U. S. Navy (LT, USNR) he attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree in transportation and logistics (1972). After his career with Burlington Northern Railroad he returned to the University of Tennessee and earned a doctorate in logistics and transportation with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (2000). Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine International Trade Center

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Why we are going to Loeb-Sullivan

Kristi Gordon - Class of 2009

Maine Maritime Academy has the style of classes that I connected best with; a small environment with teachers who know your name and who are willing to set aside their own schedules to help their students. My B.S at MMA in Marine Biology has prepared me for the rest of my life, gaining skills in many areas such as research, and writing style, with substance.

I have learned a lot from my professors in this field. I also had time to participate on a championship volleyball team, work on the yearbook and sing in our well respected a cappella group. I am looking forward to my experience with a new set of professors in the Graduate Program.

I feel that obtaining a Master's Degree, especially from Loeb-Sullivan School at MMA, which has such a good reputation for both education and for job placement, will benefit me with more job opportunities in many different areas. Even though it is early in the semester, I've already developed a more global view of companies and I am starting to understand the complexities of international working environments. I'm excited to be here because I'll be able to expand my knowledge base outside of science to include financial and organizational concepts of international business. I know this will help me achieve the short and long-term goals that I've set.

Stephen Godfroy - Class of 2009

My name is Stephen Godfroy and I was an undergraduate student at Maine Maritime Academy. While completing my undergraduate work in Small Vessel Operations I learned about the private yacht industry and became quite interested in this field of the maritime industry. I decided that I wanted to make a career in the yachting industry, both as a crewmember and as a yacht charterer. In order to be able to become a charterer I knew that I should continue my education with the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics and get a masters degree in Maritime Management.


The Loeb-Sullivan School will chart a course in global logistics education to create leaders in international business and logistics.


The Loeb-Sullivan School is committed to specialized programs in global logistics and related fields. The school strives to develop leadership in our graduates by developing competence, instilling confidence, and creating professionalism in core business areas, as well as promoting innovative thinking, social responsibility, and hands-on experience.

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