Matt Boyne, Ed.D.

Professor of Management

Professor Matt Boyne came to PLNU in 2009 as an adjunct faculty member specializing in operations and project management. He started his career as a flight instructor for the U.S. Navy after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980. His career in the military encompassed many different roles, finishing as an air operations officer based on Coronado, California, during which he boosted warfare readiness by 13%, saving the military $1.18 million in the process. Since leaving the Navy, he has taught at the graduate level for multiple universities and worked as a performance improvement consultant for industry, schools, and the military. Academically, Boyne's doctoral research at Pepperdine focused on the intersection of human performance and technology, leading to the successful completion of his Ed.D. in leadership and educational technology in 2012. In addition to teaching for PLNU at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Boyne also serves on the FSB's M.B.A. Committee.


  • Ed.D., Leadership and Educational Technology, Pepperdine University
  • M.A., Strategic Communication and Leadership, Seton Hall University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Courses Taught

  • Operations Management – BUS 650
  • Project Management and Communications – BUS 667
  • Project Management Risk, Cost, and Program Analysis – BUS 668
  • Operations Management – MGT 484

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy, Professor of Management, 2016 – present
  • Norwich University, Senior Instructor, 2007 – present
  • National University, Adjunct Faculty, 2008 – present
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Faculty, 2009 – 2016
  • GroupV Solutions, Consultant, 2007 – present
  • Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, Program and Logistics Manager, 2004 – 2007
  • United States Navy, Air Operations Officer, 1980 – 2000

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Fermanian School of Business M.B.A. Committee, Member, 2015 – present

Awards and Honors

  • Norwich University School of Graduate Studies Instructor of the Year, 2009 and 2011

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Boyne, M. (2012) Disrupting Aviation: An Exploratory Study of the Risks and Opportunities of Tablet Computers in Commercial Airline Operations. (Doctoral Dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.