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

Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Department

Eisenhower School


Dr. Eric Weis, Ph.D. (USA, Ret.) currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Leadership in the Department of Behavioral Science at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, part of the National Defense University (NDU).  Dr. Weis is also an Adjunct Professor of Executive Leadership and Development (Executive Development Programs), at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

A retired U.S. Army Infantry officer with over 25 years of commissioned service, Eric has served in command and executive leadership positions at the direct-, operational-, and strategic-level, ranging in size from 38-2500-person elements in both peacetime and combat environments.  This wide range of full-spectrum experiences has honed him into an accomplished executive leader, chief of staff, and operations manager with a proven ability to lead, train, and inspire teams for the complex challenges of 21st century landscape. He has demonstrated and achieved tangible success in both large organizations and in foreign countries developing and leveraging multi-cultural strategies and systems specific to the geographical locations and cultural norms. Eric is also a certified Executive Coach and has experience as a professional educator assessing, selecting, training, and developing military and executive leaders.

Following his operational assignments, Eric earned a Ph.D. in 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 heavily involved in facilitating strategic leadership discussions, Executive Coaching, leadership consulting, and public speaking endeavors. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children.