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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

DAVID C. BLACK, Co-chair, is the president and CEO of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a consortium of 97 different colleges and universities having graduate programs in space science or engineering. He is also adjunct professor of space physics and astronomy at Rice University. Between 1970 and 1975 Dr. Black served in various capacities at NASA’s Ames Research Center, including chief of the Theoretical Studies Branch and deputy chief of the Space Science Division, and he was the first chair of the Ames Basic Research Council. Dr. Black was selected as the first chief scientist for the space station program at NASA Headquarters in 1985. He returned to NASA Ames in 1987 as the chief scientist for space research. He spent an academic year as a visiting professor at the University of London (1974-1975). Dr. Black is an internationally recognized researcher in theoretical astrophysics and planetary science, specializing in studies of star and planetary system formation. He has also done pioneering experimental research involving the isotopic composition of noble gases in meteorites, he was the first to discover and correctly identify evidence for non-solar material in solar system matter, and was the first to show that the isotopic composition of solar flare noble gases differs from that of solar wind noble gases. He is a leader in the current effort to search for and study other planetary systems. He is past chair of the Solar System Exploration Subcommittee and the Origins Subcommittee of NASA’s Space Science Advisory Committee. Dr. Black also served as a member of the NRC Planetary and Lunar Exploration Task Group (1984-1988) and the Working Group on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1979-1983).


DANIEL E. HASTINGS, Co-chair, is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems and dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also the director of the MIT Engineering Systems Division and prior to that, the director of the MIT Technology and Policy Program. Dr. Hastings served as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force from 1997 to 1999 and as chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2002 to 2005. He is currently a member of the National Science Board. In his role as chief scientist, he led several influential studies on where the Air Force should invest in space, global energy projection, and options for a science and technology workforce for the 21st century. Dr. Hastings’ research at MIT has concentrated on issues related to spacecraft-environmental interactions, space propulsion, space systems engineering, and space policy. He has published papers and a book in the field of spacecraft-environment interactions and many papers on space propulsion and space systems design. Dr. Hastings has led several national studies on government investment in space technology. He has taught courses and seminars in plasma physics, rocket propulsion, advanced space power and propulsion systems, aerospace policy, and space systems engineering. His recent research has concentrated on issues of space systems and space policy. Dr. Hastings is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He also served as a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Organizing Committee for Frontiers of Engineering (1996 and 1997). Dr. Hastings’ NRC experience includes membership on the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (2000-2002), the Committee on Engineering Education (1999-2001), the Board on Engineering Education (1998-1999), the Committee on Advanced Space Technology (chair, 1997-1998), and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (1996-1997).



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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report F Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff DAVID C. BLACK, Co-chair, is the president and CEO of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a consortium of 97 different colleges and universities having graduate programs in space science or engineering. He is also adjunct professor of space physics and astronomy at Rice University. Between 1970 and 1975 Dr. Black served in various capacities at NASA’s Ames Research Center, including chief of the Theoretical Studies Branch and deputy chief of the Space Science Division, and he was the first chair of the Ames Basic Research Council. Dr. Black was selected as the first chief scientist for the space station program at NASA Headquarters in 1985. He returned to NASA Ames in 1987 as the chief scientist for space research. He spent an academic year as a visiting professor at the University of London (1974-1975). Dr. Black is an internationally recognized researcher in theoretical astrophysics and planetary science, specializing in studies of star and planetary system formation. He has also done pioneering experimental research involving the isotopic composition of noble gases in meteorites, he was the first to discover and correctly identify evidence for non-solar material in solar system matter, and was the first to show that the isotopic composition of solar flare noble gases differs from that of solar wind noble gases. He is a leader in the current effort to search for and study other planetary systems. He is past chair of the Solar System Exploration Subcommittee and the Origins Subcommittee of NASA’s Space Science Advisory Committee. Dr. Black also served as a member of the NRC Planetary and Lunar Exploration Task Group (1984-1988) and the Working Group on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1979-1983). DANIEL E. HASTINGS, Co-chair, is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems and dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also the director of the MIT Engineering Systems Division and prior to that, the director of the MIT Technology and Policy Program. Dr. Hastings served as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force from 1997 to 1999 and as chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2002 to 2005. He is currently a member of the National Science Board. In his role as chief scientist, he led several influential studies on where the Air Force should invest in space, global energy projection, and options for a science and technology workforce for the 21st century. Dr. Hastings’ research at MIT has concentrated on issues related to spacecraft-environmental interactions, space propulsion, space systems engineering, and space policy. He has published papers and a book in the field of spacecraft-environment interactions and many papers on space propulsion and space systems design. Dr. Hastings has led several national studies on government investment in space technology. He has taught courses and seminars in plasma physics, rocket propulsion, advanced space power and propulsion systems, aerospace policy, and space systems engineering. His recent research has concentrated on issues of space systems and space policy. Dr. Hastings is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He also served as a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Organizing Committee for Frontiers of Engineering (1996 and 1997). Dr. Hastings’ NRC experience includes membership on the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (2000-2002), the Committee on Engineering Education (1999-2001), the Board on Engineering Education (1998-1999), the Committee on Advanced Space Technology (chair, 1997-1998), and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (1996-1997).

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report BURT S. BARNOW is associate director for research and principal research scientist in the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Barnow’s specialties include the evaluation of training programs and the operation of labor markets, and he has participated in recent relevant prior NRC studies on the nation’s information technology workforce. He teaches the evaluation course in the institute’s graduate public policy program and a course in labor economics for the Department of Economics. Before joining the Johns Hopkins’ staff, Dr. Barnow was vice president of a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He served 9 years in the Department of Labor, most recently as director of the Office of Research and Evaluation for the Employment and Training Administration. He is a member of the NRC Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, and he served as vice chair of the Committee on Workforce Needs in Information Technology (1999-2002). JOHN W. DOUGLASS is president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Before joining AIA, Mr. Douglass served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development, and acquisition of defense systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. A nationally recognized expert in systems acquisition, Mr. Douglass has extensive acquisition experience in Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD), and the executive branch as a policy authority, contracting officer, engineering officer, test and evaluation officer, program control officer, and research director. Before being named a civilian Navy executive, Mr. Douglass was with the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was foreign policy and science and technology advisor to Senator Sam Nunn and served as lead minority staff member for defense conversion and technology reinvestment programs. Mr. Douglass completed 28 years of U.S. Air Force service and retired as a brigadier general in 1992. His numerous Air Force assignments included service as the deputy U.S. military representative to NATO as well as director of plans and policy and director of science and technology in the office of the secretary of the Air Force. He served on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry, which issued its final report in November 2002. Mr. Douglass served on the NRC Committee on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Infrastructure and Aerospace Engineering Disciplines to Meet the Needs of the Air Force and the DOD (1999-2002). RAY M. HAYNES is director of university alliances and development at Northrop Grumman Space Technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry, and his positions ranged from design engineer and systems analyst to senior vice president of international operations. In 1984, he took a leave of absence from the aerospace industry to teach in academe. During that time, he was adjunct professor of operations management at Arizona State University and professor and co-director of the graduate engineering management program at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and received tenure there. During his academic career, Haynes published more than 100 articles/case studies on topics associated with engineering management and or/service operations optimization and leadership. He taught 27 different courses impacting more than 2,500 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Northrop Grumman currently has over 100 “key” universities that provide technology, talent, processes, and enhanced customer relationships to the corporation. Haynes is active with several diversity initiatives, including being co-chair of the Native American Caucus at Northrop Grumman and a lifetime member of AISES and SACNAS, and he will co-chair the 2006 NAMEPA Conference in Phoenix. MARGARET G. KIVELSON is Distinguished Professor of Space Physics in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (acting director in 1999-2000) and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (chair, 1984 to 1987) at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served on the faculty since 1975. Her research interests are in the areas of solar-terrestrial physics and planetary science. She is known for work on the particles and magnetic fields in the surroundings of Earth and Jupiter and for investigations of properties of Jupiter’s Galilean moons. She was the principal investigator for the magnetometer on the Galileo Orbiter that acquired data in Jupiter’s magnetosphere for 8 years and is a co-investigator on various other investigations including the FGM (magnetometer) of the Cluster mission. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1973-1974), the Radcliffe Graduate Society Medal (1983),

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report the Harvard University 350th Anniversary Alumni Medal (1986), several NASA Group Achievement Awards, and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Physical Society, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was awarded the AltVen Medal of the European Geophysical Union and the Fleming Medal of the AGU in 2005. She has served on numerous advisory committees, including the NRC’s Space Studies Board, and on scientific visiting committees at Harvard University, various campuses of the University of California, the University of Michigan, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has published more than 280 research papers and is co-editor of a widely used textbook on space physics. She lectures on her scientific interests to professional and public audiences and enjoys introducing K-12 students to the wonders of the solar system. She has been active in efforts to identify the barriers faced by women as students, faculty, and practitioners of the physical sciences and to improve the environment in which they function. WILLIAM POMERANTZ serves as the director of space projects for the X PRIZE Foundation, where he currently manages all of the foundation’s new prizes in the field of aerospace. As an undergraduate, Mr. Pomerantz spent two summers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where he served as a research associate in the NASA Academy. After graduating, he worked as a planetary geologist studying martian geology in the laboratory of James Head III at Brown University. Mr. Pomerantz also worked as an analyst at the Futron Corporation, an aerospace consultancy based in Bethesda, Maryland. He is the co-founder and editor of SpaceAlumni.com, an online news and networking tool for young space professionals around the world. Mr. Pomerantz is an officer of the Space Generation Foundation, a vice president of the NASA Academy Alumni Association, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Space Exploration Alliance. JOSEPH H. ROTHENBERG is president and a member of the board of directors of Universal Space Network. From 1981 to 1983, he served as executive vice president of Computer Technology Associates, Inc., Space Systems Division, where he managed all ground test and operations systems-engineering projects. Those projects included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Solar Maximum repair mission, and space tracking and data system architecture projects. In 1983, he joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and became center director in 1995. He was responsible for space systems development and operations, and for execution of the scientific research program for the NASA Earth-orbiting science missions. In January 1998, he moved to NASA headquarters where he was named associate administrator for spaceflight and was in charge of NASA’s human exploration and development of space. As associate administrator, Mr. Rothenberg was responsible for establishing policies and direction for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, as well as for space communications and expendable launch services. He is widely recognized for leading the development and successful completion of the first servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope, which corrected the telescope’s flawed optics. Mr. Rothenberg served on the NRC Committee on Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope (2004-2005). KATHRYN C. THORNTON is a professor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society, and in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at the University of Virginia and associate dean in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Thornton served for 12 years as a NASA astronaut. She served on the NRC Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (1998-2004) and the Committee for Technological Literacy (1999-2002).

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report Staff JOSEPH K. ALEXANDER, study director, served previously as director of the Space Studies Board (1999-2005), deputy assistant administrator for science in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (1994-1998), associate director of space sciences at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1993-1994), and assistant associate administrator for space sciences and applications in the NASA Office of Space Science and Applications (1987-1993). Other positions have included deputy NASA chief scientist and senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Mr. Alexander’s own research work has been in radio astronomy and space physics. He received B.S. and M.A. degrees in physics from the College of William and Mary. DWAYNE A. DAY, SSB research associate, has a Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University and has previously worked for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and the Congressional Budget Office. CATHERINE A. GRUBER is an assistant editor with the Space Studies Board. She joined SSB as a senior program assistant in 1995. Ms. Gruber first came to the NRC in 1988 as a senior secretary for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and has also worked as an outreach assistant for the National Academy of Sciences–Smithsonian Institution’s National Science Resources Center. She was a research assistant (chemist) in the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Cell Biology for 2 years. She has a B.A. in natural science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. CELESTE NAYLOR joined the Space Studies Board in June 2002 as a senior project assistant. She has worked with the Committee on Assessment of Options to Extend the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope and also with the Committee on Microgravity Research and the Task Group on Research on the International Space Station. Ms. Naylor is a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals and has more than 7 years of experience in event management.

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