The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Dr. Lee S. Dewald

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Lee S. Dewald was born on April 29, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA.  He graduated from The Citadel with a BS in Mathematics in 1969.  He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years including assignments in Vietnam, Fort Hood, Fort Sill, Fort Knox, Fort Lee, and West Point.  He commanded three artillery batteries, was an associate professor of mathematics at the United States Military Academy, and was the Program Director of the Operations Research Systems Analysis Military Applications Course I at Fort Lee, VA.  His military education includes Ranger School, Field Artillery Officers’ Basic and Advanced Courses, and Command and Staff Course at the Naval War College.  He has a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and an MBA from Long Island University.  His Ph.D. is in Operations Research with a minor in mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School.  His academic awards include a 4-year ROTC scholarship; an Olmsted Scholarship to the University of Goettingen, Germany; and USMA Dean’s Research Chair at The SHAPE Technical Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands.  He started teaching for Florida Tech as an adjunct professor in 1991; became an associate professor of management at the Fort Lee Graduate Center in 1992; and had been the Director of Graduate Studies at Fort Lee since December 1994 until August 2002.  In August 2002 he joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA.  He was the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from August 2004 until April 2009. 

He is currently professor of mathematics at VMI.  Other duties he performs at VMI include the Faculty Representative for Lutheran Cadets, Faculty Representative to the VMI Fishing Club, and as of  June 29013, the Faculty Athletic Representative  (FAR)  to the Big South Conference and in 2014 to the Southern Conference.  Dr. Dewald was an AP Calculus Reader from 1989 to 1994.  He has been a consultant for AP Statistics since the program started in 1997. He is a research consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses conducting operational testing for land warfare systems.  

In the local community, he is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Lexington and chairman of the Campus Ministry Program at Good Shepherd for Lutheran cadets at VMI and Lutheran students at W&L University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Skyline Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Lynchburg, VA.

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