MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology Provost and Executive Vice President T. Dwayne McCay has been appointed to a two-year term on the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This is the senior external advisory body for addressing important program and policy matters related to the United States civil space program. As a member, he will report directly to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr.
“In these critical times for the space program, I am very honored by the invitation to make a contribution to this important committee,” said McCay.
McCay is Florida Tech’s chief academic officer, second in command to President Anthony J. Catanese. He is responsible for all academic, research and student matters, including athletics.
Before joining Florida Tech in 2003, he was the vice president for research and information technology at the University of Tennessee. He also served as chief research officer and chief information officer for all university units and was selected as an Alumni Distinguished Service Professor.
Previously McCay was at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama where he was chief of the Propulsion Division in the Structures and Propulsion Laboratory.
McCay earned a doctoral degree in engineering and mathematics, a master’s in engineering and a bachelor’s degree in physics, all from Auburn University. He is also a graduate of the NASA Management Development Program.