Charles (Chuck) Fidler has been an instructor and student advisor at the Johns Hopkins University Crystal City campus since he graduated from the MSSE program in 2005.
Chuck has taught nearly every systems engineering course offered at Crystal City, Virginia, typically teaching four classes a year as well as mentoring students in the systems capstone project.
As a working professional, his breadth of knowledge, extensive experience, and passion for systems engineering is contagious and results in a true commitment to the success of his students. Chuck's background in working in and with the DoD, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and in the commercial nuclear sector enables him to provide a unique perspective on the practical application of systems engineering principles that has proven to be invaluable to his students.
Chuck currently works for ManTech International and is a chief systems engineer in ManTech's Technical Support Group. Also, he currently supports the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and DHS Headquarters developing new department-wide acquisition and systems engineering policy and guidance, as well as guidance for technology maturation and transition. He previously was the ManTech chief systems engineer for the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Prior to taking his position at ManTech, he completed a five-year recall to active duty as the NAVSEA Reserve program manager and Reserve engineering duty community manager where he was the concept developer for the Navy Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) program, and coordinated reserve response to critical Navy technical issues.
Chuck is a nuclear trained surface warfare officer and is currently a Navy Reserve Captain.
Following his initial active duty, Chuck was a design engineer and project manager for ABB Impell/VECTRA Technologies, Inc. He subsequently joined the staff at Cooper Nuclear Station where he held several positions including the assistant engineering support department manager and maintenance manager.
When asked about Chuck, one of his students commented,
I am continually impressed by Chuck's approach to teaching. He really makes a great attempt to demonstrate through the assignments, projects, and examines the 'real life' challenges of what he is teaching. It creates a great learning environment with a tremendous amount of class participation.
Another student said,
Mr. Fidler is a double platinum instructor and I consider it a privilege to learn from someone that is clearly among the premier SE professionals worldwide.