PERSONNEL

ANGELA MORAN, PRESIDENT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Angie Moran develops and delivers Engineers On Deck teacher training activities and materials. As program manager, she utilizes her many years of engineering experience and educational experience as a foundation for the workshop content and activities. As a professor of mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy, she created and implemented the USNA STEM Center for Education and Outreach. In operation for over 10 years, the USNA STEM Center provides students, especially the under-represented, and teachers with learning activities and hands-on experiences designed to encourage further studies and work in all STEM fields. From teacher training workshops to summer camps to school- and USNA-based learning programs, Dr. Moran has developed activities to make the USNA STEM Center one of the national leaders in STEM education and outreach. She has performed sponsored research in engineering for over 25 years, in areas from materials and manufacturing to nanocoatings, forensics, and advanced processing. She has earned numerous awards from engineering organizations, including the Women in Science and Engineering Achievement Award for most outstanding female engineer in the federal government. She has a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

  

Patrick J. Moran, Vice-President and Treasurer

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Pat Moran has served as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy and the Engineering Division’s Senior Professor. He earned his graduate degrees in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia and taught in the engineering school at the Johns Hopkins University prior to joining the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the Naval Academy. With an expertise in corrosion and electrochemistry and over 38 years in the undergraduate and graduate classroom, he has been very active in educational outreach for many years, developing and providing exciting hands on modules to students and teachers in a variety of engineering areas. He is a fellow of the Electrochemical Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and the Institute of Corrosion.

 

William Hederman, Board MEMBER

Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Formerly a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Bill Hederman directed policy development and analysis on national and international energy issues. Previously, he established the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Market Oversight and Investigations during the Enron/California electricity crises and served as the first energy budget analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He has held executive positions in several public and private energy organizations. He has received an Exemplar of Public Service Award from the FERC chairman and distinguished service award from the Secretary of Energy. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and Notre Dame and a public policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

E. Jennings Taylor, BOARD MEMBER

Founder & CTO of Faraday Technology, Inc.

E. J. Taylor formed Faraday Technology in 1991 after a decade of management experience in innovative engineering and technology companies. With a focus on electrochemical engineering, Faraday helps government and commercial clients develop and commercialize new technologies. The company’s core competency lies in the management of the innovation process from concept to pilot-scale. A Ph.D. engineer, E. J. Taylor is expert in both technology innovation and, as a registered patent agent, in intellectual property management. He is co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Association for Surface Finishing, Treasurer of the Electrochemical Society, and past Chair of the Small Business Innovation Research Program Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation.

OSCAR BARTON, BOARD MEMBER

Professor and Department Chair, Volgenau School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University

 Oscar Barton, Jr., is a Professor and the founding chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University.  Barton joined the faculty at GMU in the fall of 2014, after completing a 22-year career at the US Naval Academy.  Barton is actively involved in engineering education, curriculum development, and program assessment. He chairs ASME’s Committee on Engineering Education and serves as a member of the Public Affairs and Outreach Committee of ASME.  In addition, he serves as a Member-At-Large on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,Inc.  He holds a professional engineering license in the State of Maryland and is a fellow of ASME. 

PAUL NATISHAN, BOARD MEMBER

Senior Corrosion Engineer, EXCET, Inc.

Paul M. Natishan is a Senior Corrosion Engineer, Subject Matter Expert for Excet Inc. He joined Excet in June 2017 after retiring from the Naval Research Laboratory where he had worked for 31 years in the areas of corrosion science and engineering, electrochemistry, and material science and engineering. Natishan is a Past President and Past Secretary of Electrochemical (ECS) and served on the ECS Board of Directors for 11 years. He was inducted as a Fellow of NACE International in 1998 and a Fellow of the ECS in 2005. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for the Corrosion TIA of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and a member of the Council of ECS Past Presidents.