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Graduate Students

James ("Jim") Holzgrefe

James ("Jim") Holzgrefe is a full-time doctoral student in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU) with research aligned at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE). Jim is an active duty Major ) in the Operations Research and Systems Analysis specialty attending ODU through the U.S. Army's Advanced Civil Schooling program.

Prior to attending ODU, Jim served as the Army's lead analyst for its $180 billion equipment budget while assigned to the Department of the Army's Headquarters. His research interests include resource allocation, requirements generation, federal acquisition, operations research, and complex systems analysis.

Jim holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.


Christine Hoyland

Christine Hoyland is a full-time doctoral candidate in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU) with research aligned at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE). Chris' research interests are in the development and execution of Enterprise Architectures.

Chris began her government service career at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Nuclear Engineer. She performed test operations on 688 class submarines, and represented the Nuclear Engineering Department during Total Quality Leadership process improvements. In 1992, Ms. Hoyland moved to Norfolk, VA to work on the Advanced Industrial Management (AIM) project that would automate all the major project management functions in the Naval Shipyards. As president of Customer 1 Focus, LLC, she developed and taught project management courses for IBM and ESI, among others. She resumed her government service career in 2001, providing expertise in a variety of engineering functions ranging from configuration management, combat systems testing, and branch supervision. She has also performed systems engineering functions for Joint Forces Command. She retired from federal service in 2010.

Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Fresno, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Polinpapilinho Katina

Polino Katina is a full-time doctoral student in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU) with research aligned at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE). Mr. Katina is a recipient of VSGC Fellowship and is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

His research interests include: System of Systems Engineering, Complex Situations Framing, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Healthcare Systems, Transportation Systems, and Decision Making under Uncertainty. Mr. Katina has held managerial and technical positions in hospitality and engineering industry respectively for over 7 years.

Polino holds a B.S. in Engineering Technology and a M.Eng. in Systems Engineering, both from ODU.