Roger A. Hathaway has been selected head of the Office of Education at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. In this position, he is charged with building and enhancing Langley's interactions with the university, precollege and informal education communities. He also serves as liaison between Langley's program and project offices and educational institutions that are conducting or seek to conduct research and development in collaboration with NASA.
Image left: Roger A. Hathaway, head of the Office of Education at NASA's Langley Research Center. Credit: NASA.
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Hathaway was previously Langley's University Affairs Officer responsible for overseeing higher education programs, including national and international participants at the undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and faculty levels.
He began his NASA career in 1983 as an educational programs officer serving precollege institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. Over his 22-year career with the Agency, he has served as a NASA consultant to national education associations, state and regional school and university administrations, private industry and local businesses.
Hathaway is committed to the advancement of minorities in education, job promotion, industry and community activities. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in such programs as the Cooperating Hampton Roads Organization for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME), the Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP), the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business/Industry/Government-Education (BIG-Ed) Council and Langley's Explorer Post program.
In June 2005, Hathaway was awarded the prestigious NASA Exceptional Service medal for his development of the Agency's Pre-Service Teachers Program and other university activities.
He earned a master of science degree in technology education administration from Virginia State University and a bachelor's degree in technology education from Elizabeth City State University. A graduate of D. F. Walker High School, Edenton, N.C., Hathaway is the son of Reverend and Mrs. Anthony Hathaway.
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