Ronnie R. Schilling IV, Ph.D

Ronnie Schilling

Ronnie R. Schilling IV, Ph.D

Engineering Management / Systems Engineering


Dr. Schilling has extensive experience both as an engineer working in technology development, missile defense engineering and testing, and as an instructor in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

Areas of Interest

  • Rapid prototyping to detect and track hypersonic glide missiles
  • Operations concepts and processes
  • High frequency over the horizon radar
  • Resource management


  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering, George Washington University
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Hunstville
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


  • Lecturer, College of Engineering & Applied Science, UCCS
  • Adjunct, ECPI Universit

Courses Taught

  • Intro to the Systems Perspective
  • Systems Engineering Processes
  • Systems Engineering Concepts
  • Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation
  • Testing and Evaluation


  • LEAD Leadership Certificate – Profession level
  • Professional Certificate in Test and Evaluation
  • Acquisition Corps (AC) Member
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) level 3 – Engineering and Science Technology Manager

Professional Experience

  • General Engineer, Missile Defense Agency Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • General Engineer, Missile Defense Agency Directorate for Engineering, System Test Requirements
  • General Engineer, Missile Defense Agency Directorate for Engineering, Future Enhancements

Volunteer and Service

  • Academics Without Borders – Research Advisor Partners with graduate students at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda