Daniel Bochsler

Lecturer I - Management

Professional Preparation

University of Houston - 1989
B.S. - Computer Science
Oregon State University - 1979

Research Areas

Research Interests

Research interests include the application/adaptation of technical systems engineering principles and methods to the business methods of entrepreneurial business, particularly entrepreneurial marketing and entrepreneurial strategy techniques. Topic specific research interests include the application of entrepreneurial methods to the development of the commercial space industry in the United States and globally.


Strategic Management Consequences of Information Flow Across International Geopolitical Boundaries, Bochsler, Daniel C., unpublished paper, May 1989. 1989 - Publication
Test Plan, User's Guide, and Test Report Documents for the Onboard Navigation (ONAV) Console Expert/Trainer System, Bochsler, Daniel C., Lincom Corporation, August 1988. 1988 - Publication
A Project Management Approach to Expert System Applications, Bochsler, Daniel C., ISA '88 International Conference and Exhibit, #88-1606, October 1988. 1988 - Publication
Research and Development for Onboard Navigation (ONAV) Ground Based Expert/Trainer System Preliminary Test Plan, Bochsler, Daniel C., Research Institute for Computing and Information Systems, University of Houston, Clear Lake, January 1988. 1988 - Publication
Teachers Guide to accompany, Basic Marketing: A Situational Orientation, 1988, Bruno, et al 1988 - Publication
The Application of Expert Systems to the Drilling Industry, Damron, E.B., Randall T. Schultz, and Daniel C. Bochsler, ISA '88 International Conference and Exhibit, October, 1988. 1988 - Publication
An Expert System for Management Forecasting, Bochsler, Daniel C., and Dr. Joseph Giarratano, ISA '88 International Conference and Exhibit, #88-1639, October 1988. 1988 - Publication
Knowledge Requirements for the Onboard Navigation (ONAV) Console Expert/Trainer System, Bochsler, Daniel C., et al., NASA Johnson Space Center, Internal note JSC-22657, October 1987. 1987 - Publication
Expert System Issues in Automated, Autonomous Space Vehicle Rendezvous, Bochsler, Daniel C., with Mary Ann Goodwin, Proceedings of SPIE's 1987 Technical Symposium Southeast on Optics, Electro-optics, and Sensors, May 1987, SPIE, Belling ham, WA. 1987 - Publication
Test Report for the Rendezvous/Proximity Operations Trajectory Control Expert System (RENEX), NASA Johnson Space Center, Internal note JSC-22528, April 1987. 1987 - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
Strategic Business Development/ Operations Coordination, IT/Network Administration/ Marketing Manager
Natural Resource Recovery Inc., Kilgore, TX [2006–2008]
Act Technology Seed Fund LLC, Palestine, TX [2005–2007]
Adjunct Lecturer
University of Texas at Tyler [2005–2008]
President and CEO
RTEC, Inc., Palestine, TX [2005–2009]
Global Account Manager/ Business Development Manager/ Regional Channel Manager/ Channel Account Executive/ Key Account Direct/ Regional Manager/ Account Executive/ Storage Solutions Specialist
Xiotech Corp., Eden Prairie, MN [1999–2005]
Worldwide Product Manager/ Product Marketing Manager
Interphase Corp., Dallas, TX [1998–1999]
Consulting Technology Specialist
Champion Computer Corp., Irvine, CA [1996–1998]
Consulting Systems Engineer
Compucom Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA [1995–1996]


Video teleconference hookup with International Workshop on Fuzzy System Applications
1988–1988 NASA Johnson technical community panel member, (Kyoto, Japan)
United States Air Force and Civil Air Patrol, Pacific Liaison Region
1981–1981 Aerospace Education Certificate of Appreciation.
Software Engineering Techniques Used to Develop an Expert System for Automated Space Vehicle Rendezvous
1986–1986 Bochsler, Daniel C., and Mary Ann Goodwin, Proceedings of the Second Annual Workshop on Robotics and Expert Systems, Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Expert Systems Class
1987–1987 Guest lecturer, University of Houston
Application of Expert Systems
1987–1987 Panel member, ISA-Anaheim, California

Additional Information

Professional Memberships
  • INCOSE, International Council on Systems Engineering, member
  • American Management Association
  • Licensed private pilot, FAA, since 1978.
Professional and University Citizenship
  • Professional activities and committees
    • Immediate Past Chair, 2010 - present, North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization
    • Board chairman, 2008-2009, North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization.
    • Board member, 2006-2010, North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization
    • Business proposal evaluator, North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization, 2006 - 2009
  • Departmental activities and committees
    • Online Program Development and Coordination, Entrepreneurship curriculum
    • Member, IBM Academic Initiative; educator events
  • School activities and committees
    • Assessment Committee
    • Faculty coaching program
    • Online faculty coaching committee
    • Undergraduate and Graduate recuiting particpation
    • Graduate advising event support
    • SOM graduate programs recuiting at UT Tyler
    • Entrepreneurial Short Course session presentations to Computer Science Department
    • Faculty advisor, student business idea competition Team, national event in Evansville, IL
    • AP Teacher vistor volunteer, luch meeting
    • Guest lectures: BA, ENTP and RHET courses
    • Program Coordinator, Microsoft BizSpark Network Partner Program, IIE
    • Student reference and recommendation letters
  • Courses and other curricula developed
    • Strategic Management
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing (on-line)
    • Entrepreneurial Strategy (on-line)
    • Management of Technology and New Product Development (on-line)
    • Executive Education – Innovation and Creativity session, GRUMA, Monterrey, Mexico, 2010
    • Executive Education - Integrated Transformation (Management of Constraints)
  • University activities and committees
    • NSF proposal, UTD team lead for innovation and commericalization, Center for Offshore Wind Energy proposal
    • Office of Technology Commericialization boot-camp presenter
    • Session Chair, SDPS Conference 2010, Aerospace, Defense, and Space Systems
    • Faculty recruiting support, ATEC
    • Member, Governance Comittee, Southwest Telepresence Network
    • Urban Land Institute (ULI) UTD MOU meeting support and participation
    • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas
    • Business Idea Competition event director, 2009, 2010
    • Distance Learning, Faculty Senate Committee, Chairman, 2010-2011
    • Learning Management Systems, Faculty Senate Committee, 2009, 2010
Honors and Other Recognitions
  • “Recognition for Outstanding Service and Leadership” award as Chairman of the Board, 2007 - 2009, Alliance for Higher Education, Dec 2009
  • Advisory Board, College of Education, University of Texas at Tyler, 2008.
  • Outgoing Chairman, 2009, Gavel Award, Board of Trustees, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Palestine, Texas
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Palestine Rotary Club, 2007.
  • Program Chair service, Palestine Rotary Club, 2007.
  • Tech Success Award, North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization, 2006
  • President’s Club Award and Maui trip, XIOtech Corporation, 2002.
  • Crystal Eagle Award, Western Area, XIOtech Corporation, 2001.
  • Regional award for technical excellence, Compucom Systems, Aruba ’96, 1996.
  • NASA Group Achievement Award award for technology cooperation, Space Operations, Applications and Research Symposium Team, 1992.
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for technical expertise, Onboard Navigation Expert System Team, 1992.
  • Panel member, NASA Skylab Revisit Conference, Huntsville, AL, 1988.
  • Letter of Appreciation, SOAR 1987 Conference, Br. General C. Stebbins/AF/DCS and A. Cohen/Director NASA JSC, 1987.
  • Letter of Commendation for technical performance, NASA Johnson Space Center, 1987.
  • ROBEXS ’86 Conference, Best Technical Paper Award, 1986.
  • Senior Member, AIAA, 1985+
  • AIAA Shuttle Flag Award for Service to AIAA, 1984.
  • AIAA Rocky Mountain Section, service certificate, 1984
  • Finalist, special aid to President of Denver Aerospace, 1983
  • IBM Federal Systems Division, “Dinner for Two” award, 1980.
  • National Winner, Skylab Student Project, NASA and National Science Teachers Association, 1972.