Matt Boyne, Ed.D.

Matt Boyne, Ed.D.

  • Adjunct Professor of Management


  • Ed.D., Pepperdine University
  • B.S., US Naval Academy


Matt Boyne is a Naval Aviator having flown F/A-18s globally off aircraft carriers.  He commanded a squadron in combat, was responsible for the Navy and Marine Corps' F/A-18 training, served as a weapons system program analyst, a tactics leader and flight instructor.  Additional duties involved the creation of the Navy's leadership development program, the Navy's implementation of an industrial process improvement system known as "Airspeed" and execution of Performance Based Logistics for the F/A-18.

Through the Navy and the George Group he was certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt.  Since leaving the Navy he has taught at the graduate level for Point Loma, currently flies for a commercial airline and worked as a performance improvement consultant for industry, schools and the military.  Along with Six Sigma he has been trained in Covey's Seven Habits, the Kepner-Tregoe Method as well as Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge.  As a project manager he received certification from the University of San Diego.  When not flying for his airline, Matt teaches team dynamics as part of the airline's Crew Resource Management program.

Academically, Matt's doctoral research at Pepperdine focused upon the intersection of human performance and technology.  Human Performance Technology is a systematic combination of three fundamental processes: performance analysis, cause analysis, and intervention selection, and can be applied to individuals, small groups, and large organizations.  By enhancing productivity and fulfillment for all involved with Human Performance Technology, workplaces can be places in which the Fermanian School of Business promise of "More Than The Bottom Line" can be brought to life.