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Rafael Landaeta

  • Rafael Landaeta
  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • 241h Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6224
  • rlandaet@odu.edu
  • He holds a M.S. in Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UNITEC, Venezuela. He has performed applied research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier, The U.S. Army Core of Engineers, among others. He received the Meritorious Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Management for Editing a Special Issue in the Engineering Management Journal. In 2008, he obtained the Batten College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Teaching Award, and was nominated to the Old Dominion University Doctoral Mentoring Award. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Engineering Management Journal and is the Faculty Advisor of both, the Student Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Old Dominion University and the Engineering Management Honor Society at Old Dominion University.
  • Education

    University of Central Florida, 2003
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Central Florida, 2000
    Major: Engineering Management
    Degree: M.S.
    Universidad Technologica del Centro , 1995
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Landaeta's research goals are to generate, transfer, and apply multi-disciplinary knowledge that addresses current and future continuous improvement challenges in knowledge-intensive organizations. His research interests include Project Management, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning, Crisis Management, Change Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Cooperative Learning, and the interconnection among these areas.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certified Scrum Master
    Sponsoring Organization: Scrum Alliance
    Date Obtained: 2009-10-30
    Expiration Date: 2011-10-30
  • Expertise

    Management
    Engineering Management, Project Management, Knowledge Management
  • 2013: Batten College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Industry Engagement Award, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2013: Certificate of Appreciation, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  • 2012: ASEM Meritorious Service Award. 2012, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2010: Old Dominion University 2010 Shinning Star Award, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2008: ASEM Certificate of Appreciation. 2008, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2008: ASEM Certificate of Appreciation. 2008, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2008: Batten College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Teaching Award, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2006: ASEM Meritorious Service Award. 2006, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2005: ASEM Certificate of Appreciation. 2005, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 2004: Engineering Management Honor Society, Phi-Tau
  • 2001: Enhancement Assistantship Fellowship, Graduate Students Office of the University of Central Florida
  • 2001: Enhancement Assistantship Fellowship, University of Central Florida
  • 2001: Merit Fellowship, Graduate Students Office of the University of Central Florida
  • 2000: Enhancement Assistantship Fellowship, Graduate Students Office of the University of Central Florida
  • 1999: Enhancement Assistantship Fellowship, Graduate Students Office of the University of Central Florida
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Support Maersk Line Limited in Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance to the Research and Development Center of the US Coast Guard
    Sponsoring Organization: Maersk Line, Limited/USCG
    Date: August, 2008 - December, 2013
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    Using an Instructional Design Approach to Transform an Undergraduate Project Managment Course
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: February 6, 2009 - January 12, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.; Watson, G. S.; Adcock, A. B.
    The Usefulness of Mini Lectures Supplements in an Online Teaching Environment
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU
    Date: May, 2010 - August, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Pazos-Lago, M.; Landaeta, R.
    Deployment and Evaluation of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army Core of Engineers
    Date: January, 2010 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.; Rabadi, G.; Bowling, S. R.; Daniels, C.; Pazos-Lago, M.; Watson, G. S.
    5. Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army Corps of Engineers
    Date: April 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.; Watson, G. S.; Daniels, C.; Parsons, V.; Bowling, S. R.; Pazos-Lago, M.; Rabadi, G.
    1. Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Programs: An efficiency analysis for 2009
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Natural Gas
    Date: February 1, 2010 - March 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Pazos-Lago, M.; Landaeta, R.
    6. Identifying Measures of Trainees’ Knowledge Change for Modeling and Simulation Training Projects (Phase II).
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Simulation and Training at UCF
    Date: March 1, 2009 - March 1, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    Using an Instructional Design Approach to Transform an Undergraduate Project Management Course
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: January, 2009 - January, 2010
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    Simulation Roadmap for Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier and Marine Corps System Command-Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: FISC/US Joint Forces Command Joint Advance Training Technology Laboratory
    Date: February 1, 2009 - October 1, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Tolk, A.; Landaeta, R.
    Identifying Measures of Trainees’ Knowledge Change for Modeling and Simulation Training Projects
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Simulation and Training
    Date: July, 2008 - December, 2008
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    Simulation Roadmap for Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier and Marine Corps System Command
    Sponsoring Organization: FISC/US Joint Forces Command Joint Advance Training Technology Laboratory
    Date: August, 2008 - September, 2008
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO)
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Corps of Engineers—Norfolk District
    Date: December, 2007 - March, 2008
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: September 1, 2007 - March 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation
    Date: June 1, 2007 - October 1, 2007
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Bowling, S. R.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: June 1, 2007 - September 1, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    Exploration of the Operational and Business Value of Different Sources of Project’s Resources and Labor in the US Army Corp of Engineers—Norfolk District, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Corp of Engineers—Norfolk District
    Date: March, 2006 - May, 2006
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.
    The Department of Homeland Security Border System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Homeland Security through NAVAIR
    Date: October, 2005 - March, 2006
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Loftin, B.; Sousa-Poza, A.; Mun, J.; Landaeta, R.
    Department of Homeland Security Border System of Systems Engineering Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Directorate of Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security
    Date: October, 2004 - February, 2006
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.