Credentials: B.S. 1978
- 1974-1978 – conducted undergraduate research in the Department of Chemistry and employed by the Space Physics Department
- 1983 – received a Ph.D. from Rice University (Curl) in 1983
- 1980’s – Before federal service, served as an assistant professor of physics and chemistry at Mississippi State University.
ALUMNI UPDATE (2019)
“After 31 years, I have retired from federal government service. My final position was Chief Scientist, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. Prior to that, I was the Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). I began my federal career as a research scientist at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, where I ultimately became Chief of the Propellants Branch. I went on to be the Senior Executive Service (SES) Director of the Physics and Electronics Directorate, and ultimately acting Director, of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).”