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William (Billy) Mea


William (Billy) Mea
William (Billy) Mea

Distinguished Lecturer in American Public Policy and Practice

Mea is a visiting research fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. and designs performance optimization systems for the intelligence community. He is a member of the Priority Thinking, LLC team that provides executive coaching and consulting to industry executives. At Georgetown University, he teaches innovation, change management, program evaluation, and leadership.

Mea previously taught economics, business analytics, innovation, leadership, and financial services at National Defense University. He was a senior analyst in the White House Office of Management & Budget’s (OMB) National Security Division for over a decade. He was previously a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, specializing in complex IT implementation and business process re-engineering. Mea also served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Mea received his doctorate in clinical and industrial-organizational psychology from Auburn University. Following graduate school, he was a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Navy. He retired after nearly three decades of active and reserve service, including two deployments to Iraq. His research interests cover diverse topics in management, human behavior, national innovation systems, and economics.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., Auburn University
M.S., Eisenhower School, National Defense University
M.A., Xavier University
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago

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