Chris Lukasiewicz

Instructor of Economics

UNIBusiness Scholarship Coordinator


M.S. (Operations Analysis) Naval Postgraduate School; B.S. (Industrial Technology) Colorado State University.

Teaching Interests

Decision Theory, Statistical and Data Analysis, Probability Theory, Linear Programming and Network Flows, Quality Control, Problem Solving.

Research Interests

Data Analysis, Consulting, Problem Solving Techniques.


Program Coordinator for UNIBusiness Scholarships
Faculty Fellow for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

Professional Accomplishments

Chris Lukasiewicz is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Chris served 24-plus years of Active Duty. He is the President as of July, 2016 of Northeast Iowa Chapter of Military Officers Association of America and a member of the local VFW and AMVETS chapters. While in the military, Chris managed cost models, surveys, and math and statistical models for decision-making processes, and used statistical software to analyze data and make recommendations.

Chris was the former department head for the UNI Military Science Department from 2001 to 2005. He was also the associate chair for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy from 2004 to 2005.

Latest News & Views

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Is history on repeat? Former UNI student body presidents weigh in on the changes

Four former student body presidents and graduates from the College of Business Administration shared the highlights and struggles of their terms across four decades, illuminating along the way the universal struggles of the college experience and the unique challenges brought on by current events.

5 months 16 hours ago
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News bias? You choose the news you wish to consume

During election season, people love to accuse the media of bias. Liberals and conservatives assail local and national newspapers, as well as various television newscasts, of tilting in one political direction or another. Since it is unlikely that a news source can be biased in both directions, many people’s perceptions must be erroneous.

5 months 3 weeks ago
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The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.

5 months 4 weeks ago
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Scammers have not fallen victim to COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has revealed that scammers are still alive and well. They nimbly offered nostrums to prevent or cure the virus to naïve buyers within a few weeks of the epidemic’s explosion. In doing so, the medical quacksters have lived up to their predecessors: let no health scare or new technology go to waste.

6 months 2 weeks ago
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Moral hazard in the labor market

In the wake of the disruption in America’s economy, legislators on both sides of the aisle quickly rushed through palliatives for American businesses and workers. In doing so, they may have created situations rife with what economists call “moral hazard,” situations where the affected parties have disincentives to mitigate losses.

6 months 2 weeks ago