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Dawn M. Schaible

Deputy Director, NASA's Glenn Research Center

Dawn Schaible is currently serving as acting director of NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Dawn M. Schaible is the deputy director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. In this position, she shares with the center director responsibility for planning, organizing, and managing the agency level programs and projects assigned to the center. Glenn has a staff of more than 3,200 civil servants and support service contractors and has an annual budget of approximately $900 million.

Before becoming Glenn’s deputy director, Schaible served as director of the NASA Langley Research Center Engineering Directorate, which provides advanced technology and flight system development in support of the center’s goals. Prior to that, Schaible was appointed as the NASA deputy chief engineer in July 2014. In this role, she helped to lead the Office of the Chief Engineer in providing policy direction, oversight, and assessment for the NASA engineering and program management communities.   

Schaible previously served as the manager of the Systems Engineering Office for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, which was established in 2003 following the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. As a founding member, she helped to establish the organization and processes to conduct independent assessments of critical, high-risk issues. Schaible began her career with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in 1987, where she held a number of lead engineering and management positions for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs.

Schaible is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University, master’s degree in space systems operations from the Florida Institute of Technology, and master’s degree in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.