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Biography of W. Michael Hawes
W. Michael HawesW. Michael Hawes, Associate Administrator of Program Analysis & Evaluation. Image Credit: NASA
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W. Michael Hawes currently serves as the Associate Administrator of Program Analysis & Evaluation at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, he is responsible for providing independent and objective studies and analyses in support of policy, program, and budget decisions by the NASA Administrator.

Michael Hawes served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Program Integration Office in the Office of Space Operations at NASA Headquarters from 2005 to 2008. From 2002 to 2003, he was Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Space Operations, and from 1999 through 2002, Hawes was the Deputy Associate Administrator for the International Space Station program. He also has worked as the Deputy Director, International Space Station Requirements; Chief Engineer, International Space Station; and as the Manager, utilization and operations, Space Station Freedom Program Office in Reston, Va.

Prior to joining the Space Station Office in Reston, Hawes served in several technical and managerial positions at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. His responsibilities included the integration of experiments and commercial satellites into the Space Shuttle. Hawes served as the Payload Officer in the Shuttle Mission Control Center for several missions from STS-5 through STS-61B. In addition, Hawes served on the Mission Control team for the Skylab Reentry team in 1979.

Hawes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1978, Masters and Doctor of Science of Engineering Management degrees from the George Washington University in 1996, and 2006, respectively. He is also a graduate in Program Management from the Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir, VA.