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Faculty and Staff Profile

Christopher Mann

Clinical Professor of Management


Office: 249 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3773
Email: CRMANN@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology 2007

M.A. Organizational Management
The George Washington University 1998

M.S. Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology 1992

B.S. Electrical Engineering
US Air Force Academy 1991

 Courses Taught

BUS 1010: Business Foundations
BUS 2990 (Creative Inquiry): Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership

 Profile

As of August 2017, Dr. Mann is a Clinical Professor of Management with responsibilities for instructing courses in Business Foundations (BUS 1010) and Creative Inquiry (BUS 2990). He also chairs two task forces for the College of Business: Business Engineering, and Accreditation & Assessment.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Mann was an active duty Air Force officer responsible to the Clemson University president and the Air Force ROTC Commandant for recruiting, training and educating Air Force officer candidates. He was the senior Air Force officer on campus with dual responsibilities as Detachment Commander and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies. He is a Senior Pilot with more than 2,800 flight hours in five different aircraft. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in the summer of 2017, Col Mann had served more than 26 years on active duty.


After completing undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, Colonel Mann was assigned to Robins AFB, Georgia, as a Boeing KC-135R Pilot where he flew numerous missions in support of Operations DENY FLIGHT, DELIBERATE FORCE, PROVIDE COMFORT, and NORTHERN WATCH. In 1996, he was one of only 50 officers selected nationwide to attend the Air Force Intern Program at the Pentagon, Washington DC, where he held positions on the Air Staff and the staff of the Secretary of Defense. In 1998, he was assigned to McConnell AFB, Kansas, where he flew missions in support of Operation ALLIED FORCE and served as a flight commander, executive officer, and KC-135R evaluator pilot. In 2001, he was selected for Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix REACH program and was assigned to Charleston AFB as a C-17A instructor pilot and Chief, Wing Operations Plans, where he flew combat sorties in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2003, he was assigned to Scott AFB, Illinois, as the Assistant Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Mobility Command. In 2004, he began Ph.D. studies at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, until his assignment to Charleston AFB as Director of Operations, 14th Airlift Squadron and, later, Commander, 16th Airlift Squadron. He was selected as an Air Force Technical Fellow to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2010 and also served as the AFIT Associate Dean of Students and Senior Military Professor from 2011 – 2012. In 2012, he assumed duties as the Vice Wing Commander at Grand Forks AFB ND until arriving at Clemson University in 2014.

 Research Interests

Dr. Mann's research interests include leadership theory and practice, wireless sensor networks, robust GPS, non-GPS precision navigation, remotely piloted aircraft, and autonomous systems.