William (“Scrappy”) J. Mea, Ph.D. (Commander, USN retired) is the Office of Management & Budget Chair at Eisenhower School of National Defense University where he teaches economics. He is also adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy where he teaches courses on change management, innovation, and program evaluation. For the past decade, Dr. Mea has been a program examiner at the Office of Management & Budget with responsibility for oversight of Navy operations, Defense civilian personnel, and Department of Defense financial management and accounting. He earned a Ph.D. clinical and industrial-organizational psychology from Auburn University. Following graduate school, he served in the Navy as a clinical psychologist (active duty and reserves) for nearly three decades, including in the Gulf War and at Fallujah in Iraq. Between active duty and government service he was a manager at KPMG Consulting. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters covering topics in management, information technology, and clinical treatment.