Paul Shapiro

Associate Clinical Professor

Ph.D., George Washington University

Robert H. Smith Business School, University of Maryland

Paul Shapiro is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Smith School. He teaches courses in managing information systems, systems analysis and design, and project management. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Shapiro was an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Acquisition at the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at the National Defense University (NDU). Before teaching at NDU, Dr. Shapiro served as the Science and Technology Advisor at the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO). His accomplishments include organizing and facilitating the 2015 and 2014 Global Maritime Forum workshops, producing Volumes 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the NMIO Technical Bulletin, and planning a data competition.

Prior to NMIO, Dr. Shapiro was the Chief of Program Controls for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) managing agency-wide budget controls encompassing data management and coordination for six Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB) submissions. Additionally, he developed NGA agency-wide strategic objectives and performance measures in direct support of the Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining federal service, Dr. Shapiro was the Director of Business Operations for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a Senior Manager of Technology at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and a systems analyst in support of NAVSEA.

Dr. Shapiro obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University (GWU), Master of Business Administration from George Mason University, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo. Dr. Shapiro’s published work focuses on the emergent behavior of the U.S. government workforce through an agent-based model of worker departure. He has lectured for GWU School of Engineering as adjunct faculty. Teaching assignments include the Masters courses: Management of Technical Organizations, and Management of Engineering Contracts.