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The following are GW experts available to discuss the anniversary of the first lunar landing and space policy.
Director, GW's Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
Dr. Pace's areas of expertise include civil, commercial and national security space policy; analysis and assessment of space projects and programs; international space cooperation and competition; global navigation satellite systems; and international and domestic spectrum management.
From 2005-2008, he served as the associate administrator for program analysis and evaluation at NASA. In this capacity, he was responsible for providing objective studies and analyses in support of policy, program and budget decisions by the NASA Administrator. He previously served as chief technologist for space communications in NASA's Office of Space Operations where he was responsible for issues related to space-based information systems. He participated in negotiations that resulted in the 2004 GPS-Galileo Agreement between the United States and the European Commission. Dr. Pace also previously served as the deputy chief of staff to NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. His primary areas of responsibility included oversight of the President's management agenda in human capital, competitive sourcing, expanding e-government, financial management, and integrating budget and performance.
Prior to NASA, Dr. Pace was the assistant director for space and aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). There he was responsible for space and aviation-related issues and coordination of civil and commercial space issues through the Space Policy Coordinating Committee of the National Security Council. From 1993-2000, Dr. Pace worked for the RAND Corporation's Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) - a federally funded research and development center for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Pace was a key member of a successful international effort to preserve radio navigation satellite spectrum at the 1997 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-97) and the addition of new spectrum for satellite navigation at WRC-2000. He also was a member of Department of Defense Senior Review Group on Commercial Remote Sensing and the National Research Council's Committee on Earth Sciences.
From 1990 to 1993, Dr. Pace served as the deputy director and acting director of the Office of Space Commerce, in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Dr. Pace represented the Department to the National Space Council and participated in efforts affecting export controls for space technologies, space trade negotiations with Japan, Russia, China and Europe, the licensing process for private remote sensing systems, missile proliferation, and the U.S. space industrial base.
Dr. Pace received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980; Masters degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982; and a Doctorate in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989. His dissertation was entitled "U.S. Access to Space: Launch Vehicle Choices for 1990-2010."
Henry R. Hertzfeld
Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs
Dr. Hertzfeld's areas of expertise include economic and legal issues of space policy, commercial uses of space technologies, technology policy, technology transfer, microeconomic analysis and administrative law.
He has been with GW's Space Policy Institute since 1992 and his research projects have included studies on the privatization of the Space Shuttle, the economic benefits of NASA R&D expenditures and the socioeconomic impacts of earth observation technologies.
Dr. Hertzfeld has served as a senior economist and policy analyst at both NASA and the National Science Foundation, and has been a consultant to many U.S. and international organizations, including a recent project on space applications with the OECD. He is the co-editor of Space Economics (AIAA 1992). Dr. Hertzfeld has also edited and prepared a new edition of the Study Guide and Case Book for Managerial Economics (Sixth Edition, W.W. Norton & Co.).
Dr. Hertzfeld holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an Masters of Arts degree from Washington University and a Ph.D. in economics from Temple University. He also holds a J.D. from The George Washington University and is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
Dr. C. Dianne Martin
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Affairs and Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Martin has forty years of experience in the computer field, including three years in industry with IBM as a programmer working on the Apollo space project to put the men on the moon, and thirty years teaching at the university level. She is the past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computers and Society (SIGCAS), and she was the chief policy officer for GeoTrust, an internet-based company developing the trust infrastructure for online marketplaces. She spent 1998 - 2000 at the National Science Foundation as a program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education. In 1999, Dr. Martin was elected to be a fellow of the ACM. In 2005 she received the Association of Women in Computing Augusta Ada Lovelace Award as outstanding woman in the computer field and the Bender Outstanding Teaching Award from The George Washington University.
Dr. C. Dianne Martin has been at The George Washington University since 1983. From 2005 - 07 she took a leave of absence to be the dean of the College of Information Technology at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates which was founded 10 years ago to prepare Emirati women for positions of leadership in their country. When she returned in 2007 she became the interim associate dean for student affairs for the School of Engineering and Applied Science until June 2009, when she was appointed associate vice president. From 2002 - 05, she was chair of the department of computer science at GW and director of the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and mathematics education from McDaniel College, a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, and a Doctor of Education from The George Washington University.
John M. Logsdon
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Dr. Logsdon's areas of expertise include space policy and history.
He was the founder of the Space Policy Institute at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs and served as director from 1987 - 2008. He began his faculty service at GW in 1970.
Dr. Logsdon is the author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. He has written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history, and authored the basic article on "Space Exploration" for the most recent edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Dr. Logsdon is a member of the NASA Advisory Council. In 2003 he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Logsdon is currently on a one-year appointment as Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.