at Duke University, and the National Advisory Board of the GATEWAY Engineering Education Coalition. Dr. Peden served on the Engineering Societies' accreditation board for maritime colleges. She has received numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation's 1993 Engineer of the Year, the American Society for Engineering Education Hall of Fame, the Linton E. Grintner Award of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and the Haraden Pratt Award of the IEEE. She is a former Chair of the Army Science Board. Dr. Peden received an M.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D from Stanford University.
Richard W. Thorpe is a principal consultant with Kværner Masa Marine, Inc. Previous employment includes the Shipbuilders Council of America, where he was vice president of export activities and technical research; John J. McMullen Associates, where he was executive vice president; Bath Iron Works, where he was contract administrator for all Navy programs; and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he was leader of the Nuclear Engineering Group. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, for which he is a member of the Technical and Research Steering, Production, Sealift, and Public Service Advisory committees. Mr. Thorpe received a B.S. from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, a Nuclear Engineering Certificate from Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
John S. Tucker is retired vice president of engineering of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Navy League, and the American Bureau of Shipping Technical Committee. Mr. Tucker earned a Higher National Certificate in Naval Architecture from Paisley Technical College.
Richard H. White is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analysis. He was formerly an economist with the Maritime Administration, and the chief economist of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. He is a member of the American Economic Association and formerly a lecturer in microeconomics at Montgomery College. Dr. White received a B.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the American University.