Systems and Technology Department
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy
M.S., The Ohio State University
M.S., Troy State University
M.S., Industrial College of the Armed Forces
O.D., The Ohio State University
Professional Military Education: Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College
Relevant Professional Experience:
Dr. Mattern’s Air Force career began as a software design engineer on the Air Launched Cruise Missile and Advanced Wild Weasel programs at the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. He competed and was selected for an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship to The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Having served around the world in numerous clinical optometry assignments including Korea, Hawaii, Europe, and one aboard the Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, he was appointed by the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General as his Chief Consultant for Clinical Optometry. He completed his 26-year Air Force career as a Colonel in Medical Systems IT where he was the Program Manager of $600M ACAT 1A Medical Executive Information/Decision Support System. Dr. Mattern guest lectured at the iCollege on eHealth and came on as a faculty member in 2002.
Dr. Mattern has written articles and/or made presentations on net neutrality, WiMax technology, the conflict between software development and funding lifecycles, performance based contracting, eHealth, executive information/decision support systems, and numerous clinical issues in optometry.
Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection (AII), Defense Business Enterprise Transformation (DBE), Global Enterprise Networking and Telecommunications (GEN), Strategic Information Technology Acquisition (ITA), Software Acquisition Leadership (SAL)