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Donald E. Summers
Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3632
Email: desummer (at)
MS - Naval Postgraduate School, 1985
Financial Management
BS - University of Southern Colorado, 1973
Business Administration
  • 2008-present: Senior Lecturer of Financial Management
  • 2000-2008: Lecturer of Financial Management
  • 1991 - 2010 Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Golden Gate University and Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • 1999 - 2000 Program Manager for International Defense Acquisition Resource Management, Institute for Defense Education and Analysis (IDEA), NPS
  • 1998 - 1999 Program Manager, Distance Learning Programs, IDEA, NPS
  • 1996 - 1998 Program Manager, International Defense Health Resources Management Program, IDEA, NPS
  • 1995 - 1996 Executive Assistance to the Chairman/CEO, Morrison Knudsen Corporation, Office of the Chairman, Carmel, CA
  • 1993 - 1995 Senior Financial Manager/Analyst, Household Credit Services, Salinas, CA
  • 1973 - 1993 U.S. Marine Corps, LtCol, retired
  • Cost Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Managerial Finance
  • Cost Management
  • DoD Planning, Programming and Budgeting
  • DoD Resource Management
  • 2007 Certified Financial Manager
  • 1993 Certified Management Accountant
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers
  • Shank, J., San Miguel J., & D. Summers. "Leasing as a Strategic Financing Option: The Navy's Maritime Propositioned Ships Experience," Journal of Public Procurement, 8(2), pp. 149-173, 2008.
  • Summers, D., & San Miguel, J.G. "Budget Scoring: An Impediment to Alternative Financing". NPS-FM-07_101 Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, September 2007.
  • Summers, D., & San Miguel J. G. "Public-private Partnerships for Government Financial, Controlling Risk, and Value-for money: The UK Experience". NPS-FM-06-036, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, August 2006.
  • Summers, D., & San Miguel, J.G. "Using Public-Private Partnerships and Energy Savings Contracts to Fun DoD Mobile Assets". NPS-FM-06-034, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, August 2006.
  • Summers, D., San Miguel, J.G., & Shank, J.K. "Navy Acquisition vis Leasing: Policy, Politics, and Polemics with the Maritime Prepositioned Ships". NPS-AM-05-006, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, April 2005.
  • Keywords: Cost Management, DoD Planning, Resource Management, Financial Reporting and Analysis

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