Neal Lewis

Neal LewisAssociate Professor, Technology Management, School of Engineering
University of Missouri – Rolla, Ph.D. in Engineering Management, 2004
University of New Haven, Master of Business Administration, 2000, Concentration in Technology Management
University of Missouri – Rolla, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1974
Professional Engineering Manager (PEM) Certification, 2014


Office Location: Engineering – Technology Bldg – Office 139
Telephone: (203) 576-4569
Fax: (203) 576-4750


Dr. Neal Lewis received his Ph.D. in engineering management (2004) and B.S. in chemical engineering (1974) from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and his MBA in 2000 from the University of New Haven. He is an associate professor at the University of Bridgeport. He has over 25 years of business experience, having worked at Procter & Gamble and Bayer. Prior to UB, he has taught at UMR, UNH, and Marshall University, and is the winner of 4 best paper awards.

Finance & Accounting for Managers
Engineering Economics
New Product Commercialization
Foundations of Manufacturing Management
Leadership, Teams, and Managing Change
Strategic Management of Technology
Economics and Management of Engineering Projects
Research Methodologies

Project valuation, Financial engineering, Lean manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals

Eschenbach, Ted G. Neal A. Lewis, Joseph C. Hartman, and Lynn E. Bussey. The Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Lewis, Neal A. and Ted G. Eschenbach. “Time Value of Money Calculations Using Spreadsheets and Calculators,” in Donald G. Newnan, Jerome P. Lavelle, and Ted G. Eschenbach, Engineering Economic Analysis, 12th edition, Oxford University Press, 2014, Appendix B, pp. 588-598.

Lewis, Neal A. “A Prescription for Success,” Vignette for Chapter 3 in Donald G. Newnan, Ted G. Eschenbach, and Jerome P. Lavelle, Engineering Economic Analysis, 11th edition, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 72-73. Reprinted in the 12th edition, 2014, pp.72-73.

Nichols, Gillian, Neal Lewis, Liang Zhang, and Zhuoyuan Jiang. “Breakeven Volatility for Real Option Valuation,” Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2014, pp. 49-61.

Selig, Gad, Elif Kongar, Neal Lewis, Christian Bach, and Tarek Sobh. “The Proposed Ph.D. in Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport – A Case Study,” International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013, pp. 172-189.

Eschenbach, Ted G. and Neal A. Lewis. “Using When to Start Collecting Social Security as a Student Case Study,” Advances in Financial Education, Vol. 10, No. 1&2, 2012, pp. 120-136.

Rangarajan, Kiran, Suzanna Long, Norbert Ziemer, and Neal Lewis. “An Evaluative Economic Development Typology for Sustainable Rural Economic Development.” Community Development, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 2012, pp. 320-332.

Eschenbach, Ted and Neal Lewis. “The Roles of Tabulated Factors, Financial Calculators, and Spreadsheets in Engineering Economy Teaching.” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 56, No. 4, October-December, 2011, pp. 283-294.

Eschenbach, Ted, Neal Lewis, and Joseph Hartman. “Waiting Cost Models for Real Options.” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 54, No. 1, January-March, 2009, pp. 1-21. One of five most cited articles, The Engineering Economist, 2009-2011.

Lewis, Neal, Ted Eschenbach, and Joseph Hartman. “Can We Capture the Value of Option Volatility?” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 53, No. 3, July-September 2008, pp. 230-258. Winner of the Eugene Grant Award for best article, 2009. Most downloaded The Engineering Economist article, 2011.

Merl Baker Award for service to the Engineering Management Division of ASEE, 2013

ASEE Professional Interest Council #1 Best Paper Award, (14 divisions) ASEE 2012 National Conference

ASEE Engineering Economy Division Best Paper Award, ASEE 2012 National Conference

Honorable Mention, 2012 Financial Education Association Annual Conference

“Can We Capture the Value of Option Volatility” recognized as the most downloaded article in The Engineering Economist for 2011 by publisher Taylor and Francis

“Waiting Cost Models for Real Options” recognized as one of five most cited articles in The Engineering Economist, 2009-2011 by publisher Taylor and Francis

Eugene L. Grant Award for best article in The Engineering Economist, 2009

Ted Eschenbach Engineering Management Journal Best Article Award, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, University of Missouri – Rolla, 2005

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2013. N. Lewis, G. Selig, A. McAdams, A. White. “Interdisciplinary Course in New Product Commercialization” $30,000.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2012. N. Lewis, J. Pallis, N. Gupta, A. McAdams, R. Yelle. “New Product Commercialization with Interdisciplinary Student Teams.” $8,000.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2011. N. Lewis, J. Pallis, N. Gupta. “Develop a Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the CTech IncUBator@University of Bridgeport.” Planning grant, $8,000.

Seed Grant application (September 2009), “Modeling Manufacturing Performance for Manufacturing Efficiency Improvement,” $6860, approved.

State of West Virginia Office of Technology, 2006. J. Biros and N. Lewis. “Information Technology Management Certification Program.” $22,600.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2005. P. Logan, N. Lewis, and S. Simonton. “Supporting E-Team formation in Solving the Economic and Environmental Issues of West Virginia.” $24,000.