Dr. Redshaw is a faculty member at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, a component of the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as the Department Chair for the Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing (DSAR) academic department and Deputy Director for the Senior Acquisition Course (SAC).
Prior to accepting her current position at NDU, Dr. Redshaw taught for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) for 11 years. In addition to teaching the Program Manager’s Course (PMT401), she supported multiple aspects of DAU’s mission as a Certified Executive Coach, Deputy Director for Research, Deputy Executive Editor for Defense Acquisition Research Journal (ARJ), team leader of multiple large-scale mission assistance projects for various defense program management offices, and as the DAU Chair at the Eisenhower School. She currently represents the Eisenhower School on the ARJ Editorial Board, serves as course manager for a PMT401-equivalent program offered as an elective to selected students enrolled in the Senior Acquisition Course, and continues to provide liaison between DAU and NDU.
Dr. Redshaw’s prior career spanned assignments in the military, defense industry, and civil service. After achieving dual warfare qualifications (first as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard USS LEXINGTON and subsequently as a Naval Flight Officer/TACAMO Mission Commander), she completed her military career as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer and member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Corps. Following retirement from active duty, Dr. Redshaw supported or managed acquisition programs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), and Naval Air Systems Command.
Dr. Redshaw is a defense acquisition professional with Level III certification in three career fields: Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Test and Evaluation. She also achieved certification through two preeminent international associations as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)