Dr. Lane Cohee joined Palm Beach Atlantic University as an Associate Professor of Management in 2017, following a 30-year career in the defense and aerospace industry. During his last six years in industry, he served as an executive business leader at Harris Corporation. As a general manager, he led a business unit with annual revenues of $175 million, having responsibility for profit and loss (P&L), strategy, new business development, product development and client/partner relations. Despite a period of market contraction, his tenure was marked by 95% growth in operating income, 50% improvement in cash flow management, and 25% revenue growth.
Lane joined Harris in 2004. Prior to his transition to executive leadership, he held positions of increasing responsibility in systems engineering, and project/program management. In these roles, he successfully led multiple large cross-functional teams, responsible for developing and producing space, airborne, and ground-based systems ranging from $30 to $125 million in value.
Prior to joining Harris, Lane spent 10 years with Titan Corporation as a systems engineer and integrated product team (IPT) leader, developing advanced satellite mission planning systems.
Before entering civilian industry, Lane spent seven years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, holding positions in the areas of engineering and product acquisition management.
Lane holds a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, MBA from the University of Redlands, Master of Engineering (M. Eng) from the University of Colorado, and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) ® professional certification.
Lane’s research interests focus on organizational development, strategy, leadership and operations, with an emphasis on project/program management. As a business practitioner, he served as executive committee chair for both emerging talent development and program management at Harris Corporation. He also served as an adjunct faculty instructor in the field of project management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University from 2008 to 2009.
Lane’s dissertation, titled Corporate Asset Deployment Strategies during Market Contraction Periods: A Defense Sector Analysis, is a longitudinal investigation of optimal corporate asset strategies exercised during recessionary market conditions. He has also conducted research in the areas of organizational impacts associated with corporate downsizing and early supplier integration within government contracting industries.