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).
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 affecting more than 2,500 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Northrop Grumman currently has more than 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