Dr. Joseph Chapa ’81
Majored in mathematics
Director of operational analysis and simulation at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Leading a group of 150 people, Joseph Chapa develops simulations and analyses for air and missile defense systems used by the Department of Defense and other partners. Chapa attributes his time at Illinois College to being a strong foundation on which he’s built a career.
“My math degree at Illinois College provided a solid mathematical foundation that serves me very well … I continue to use my math skills helping younger engineers develop math models for analyses and simulations, and understanding how these systems perform.”