John V. Farr

Program Director

Room: ENG2 410
Phone: (407) 823-2204
Email: John.Farr@ucf.edu

Curriculum Vitae

John V. Farr is currently a Graduate Faculty Scholar and Program Director at the University of Central Florida, adjunct faculty member in the School of Business at Clarkson University, and a Principal Subject Matter Expert for Applied Research Associates conducting cost and risk analysis.  He is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a Professor and the Founding Director of the Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development from 2010 until 2017.  From 2007 to 2010 he was a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and Associate Dean for Academics in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. He was the Founding Director of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at Stevens from 2000 to 2007.  Before coming to Stevens in 2000, he was a Professor of Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was the first permanent civilian professor in engineering and Director of their Engineering Management Program.  He has authored or edited over 200 technical publications to include four textbooks, seven book chapters, and over 90-refereed publications mainly on cost analysis, infrastructure, engineering education, engineering management, and systems engineering.  Dr. Farr earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and Masters and PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue and the University of Michigan, respectively. He is also a registered civil engineer in New York, Florida, and Mississippi and a certified project management professional (PMP).  Dr. Farr has served on numerous defense national and academic advisory boards to include membership on the Army Science Board from 2002 through 2010 and a member of the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies from 2006 through 2012.  He has served as a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies and worked in Afghanistan, Africa, Vietnam, and the Marshall Islands on a wide variety of economic and capacity development and assessment projects.  He taught at the University of Technical Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2013 as a Fulbright Specialist.