The Catholic University of America

Matthew D. Sermon, M.S.E.

 
Lecturer, Engineering Management Program
Office: (202) 781-1236
Cell: (202) 549-7386
 
Education:
 
M.S.E. (Engineering Management), Catholic University of America, 2006
B.S. (Economics), United States Naval Academy, 1999
 
Professional Experience:
 
Mr. Sermon is a recognized expert in project management, risk assessment and marine engineering.   Has led multiple comprehensive risk analyses of several private shipbuilder's production and workload capabilities. Mr. Sermon has also performed extensive risk analysis on shipboard systems.   He has developed both holistic and numerical models focused on identifying, analyzing, controlling and tracking the risks associated with acquisition projects. He is the recipient of numerous performance awards from both the U.S. Navy and foreign customers. His user-focused project management and risk assessment strategies represent the cutting edge in defense procurement.
 
Mr. Sermon is a Program Manager in the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships. He is currently serving as the Project Manager for a $1 Billion design/build project for 3 coastal combatant platforms.
   
Prior to working as a project manager was a Senior Engineer with Telecommunications Systems.   In this role he provided technical and project management consulting services to the Naval Sea Systems Command International Programs Office. From 1999-2004, Mr. Sermon was a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer (Nuclear). In 2002 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Mr. Sermon helped create the U.S. Navy shipboard procedures for conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.