Donald V. Steward, PhD

Title: Managing Director
Company: Problematics LLC
Location: Napa, California, United States

Donald Steward, Managing Director at Problematics LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in executive management.

With decades of experience, Dr. Steward possesses a robust skill set that has aided in his professional development throughout the years. Since 1996, he has held the position of managing director at the Napa-based company. Prior to accepting this role, he worked at a variety of colleges teaching engineering, technology and other forms of science. He has previously taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California State University, Sacramento. In addition, Dr. Steward worked as a nuclear engineer for General Electric, a programmer of computer systems for Burrough Research Laboratories and a developer with the University of Wisconsin. Early in his career, Dr. Steward was a contract employee to detect violations of arms control agreements with the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Dr. Steward knew science would be his guide in life and first attended the Iowa State University of Science and Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics in 1953. He expanded his academic pursuits by earning a Master of Science in mathematics from Stanford University in 1962. Following this, he received a PhD in computer science after his hard work studying at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. One of the biggest achievements of his career has been developing the Dependency Structure Method.

In addition to his work in academia and as an executive, Dr. Steward is an accomplished author and has penned books in addition to papers. His most recent publication is “Solving Today’s Problems to Achieve a Better World.” This piece was published with ResearchGate in 2017. He is also known for his works, “Software Engineering with Systems Analysis and Design,” with Cengage Learning and “Systems Analysis and Management: Structure, Strategy and Design,” with Petrocelli Books. He also developed the computer program called ‘Explainer.’ In 1964, Dr. Steward participated in the Mississippi Freedom Project.

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