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Dr. 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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