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

Charlie the dog. I can't adult.
Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 


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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

4 weeks 1 day ago
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UNI releases new COVID-19 dashboard

The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.

1 month 2 days ago
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UNI's MBA program seeking potential clients

University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.

2 months 4 days ago
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Aspiring entrepreneur hopes to make killing, gets shamed

You may recall a recent news story and photo of a young, enterprising man with a garage full of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and other merchandise. This was early in March, and he decided to invest money in items that might escalate in value. Although there was a “run” on toilet paper, the young man certainly did not “corner the market” on these commodities. He broke no laws or used any inside political advantage. Other people were free to stuff their garages with toilet paper and hand sanitizers.

4 months 1 week ago
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Jepson Forum shares a global vision with a local focus

Lawrence Jepson understood the importance of global economics long before many of his peers in the 1970s. A Wall Street businessman, Jepson used to say if a Zurich banker sneezed, someone in the United States caught a cold. Jepson came to the United States as an immigrant from Denmark.

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