Ms. Michelle Currier serves as a Professor of Contract Management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Middle Atlantic Region. Ms. Currier brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom from her 37-year career and DoD experience, having served with distinction as a Contracting Officer, Division Chief, and Director of Contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory, Military Sealift Command, Small Business Administration, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Army Contracting Command. Ms. Currier has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Superior Civilian Service medal in 2006, DAU Corporate Ask-A-Professor Award in 2010 and 2011, DAU MAR Faculty of the Year 2012 and was awarded the DAU Distinguished Teacher in 2013. The academic community bestows the Distinguished Teacher Award to recognize faculty members who demonstrate teaching mastery through classroom performance and enhancing student outcomes. Ten Distinguished Teacher designations have been awarded in the history of the Defense Acquisition University. Ms. Currier was recognized by Inside Business as one of the Top 25 Women in Business.
Michelle has earned both the Certified Professional Contracts Manger (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designations from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting. Ms. Currier was competitively selected and is a graduate of the inaugural class for the U.S. Army's Senior Leadership Program.
Ms. Currier is a Past National President of the NCMA (2001-2002) and an NCMA Fellow. NCMA has recognized Michelle with the Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, the NCMA Education Award and several National Achievement Awards. Ms. Currier currently serves on the NCMA Board of Advisors and is a Contract Management Leadership Development Program mentor and faculty member.
Michelle Currier, CFCM, CPCM, and DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting