Dr. Eric J. Weis (USA, Ret.)

Professor of Strategic Leadership

Eric J. Weis is an Organizational Development Professor with the National Defense University and an Executive Education Consultant (Executive Development Programs) at the Darden Foundation, Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.

With nearly 30 years’ experience as an accomplished executive leader, organizational-effectiveness and -development practitioner, educator, executive coach, and public speaker, Eric has a proven ability to lead, assess, train, and inspire individuals and teams for the challenges of a complex strategic environment. This background offers unique perspective of a collaborative leader who has operated as both practitioner and senior-level consultant, from the battlefield to academia and the corporate boardroom.

An Army Infantry veteran with over 25 years of commissioned Army service, Eric also served in command and executive leadership positions at the direct-, operational-, and strategic-level, ranging in size from 38-1500-person elements in both conventional and special operations units (to include peacetime and combat environments). He has demonstrated and achieved tangible success in both large organizations and in foreign countries developing and leveraging multi-cultural strategies and systems to align and lead change efforts.  

Following his military operational assignments, Eric earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2012 with emphasis on performance teams and leadership in extreme conditions and has both published and presented research in a variety of military and non-military forums. Eric remains passionately involved in facilitating strategic leadership discussions and workshops, executive coaching, leadership consulting, and public speaking endeavors. He currently operates out of Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and two children.