President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts (NASA Excerpt)

Press Release From: White House
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014


Dr. Dava Newman, Nominee for Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. Dava Newman is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  She first joined the MIT faculty in 1993 and has held a number of different faculty positions since then.  Dr. Newman is a Harvard-MIT Health, Sciences and Technology faculty member and became a MacVicar Faculty Fellow in 2000.  She is also the Director of the MIT Portugal Program, Director of the Technology and Policy Program, and Co-Director of the Man-Vehicle Laboratory at MIT.  From 1992 to 1993, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston.  Dr. Newman received a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and two S.M.s and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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