Oliver McGee is an aerospace, mechanical & civil engineer & author of 7 books on Amazon. He was US deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy (1999–2001) in the Clinton Administration & senior policy adviser in the Clinton White House Science Office (1997–1999).
CEO and Founder
at Partnership Possibilities for America
January 2010 - at Present
Professor and Former Chair (2016-17) of Department of Mechanical Engineering
at Texas Tech University
July 2016 - September 2017
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
at Howard University
July 2007 - July 2016
Serves currently as Science & Technology Adviser to the 13th United States Secretary of Transportation, The Honorable Rodney E. Slater (1997-2001). Featured as an EducationMaker - Administration, and a ScienceMaker - Research on TheHistoryMakers (Interviewed 9-11-2012). http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/oliver-mcgee-iii/ Back to School with TheHistoryMakers (9-27-2013), Washington DC Foggy Bottom "School Without Walls" Senior High, as featured in The Washington Sun; Los Angeles Watts Times. As a professor, a researcher, an administrator, and an adviser to government, corporations & philanthropy, McGee has served The White House, US DOT, NASA, US Air Force, United Negro College Fund, and higher education via Ohio State, Georgia Tech, MIT, Howard University & UCLA.
2012-13 American Council on Education Fellow
at UCLA, Office of the Chancellor Gene Block
October 2012 - August 2013
Chair, 2012-13 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Class Gift Campaign Committee, For the Benefit of ACE's Council of Fellows "Fund for the Future." Record Campaign Goal Gifted by all ACE Fellows Classes since 1965: $13,000 and 100% class participation. ACE Council of Fellows, Fiscal Year 2012-13 Donor Report chrome://external-file/Annual_Donor_Report_2013_final.pdf UCLA Fiat Lux, "Diversity and Effective Leadership," ACE Fellow co-instructor with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, course instructor, Spring Quarter (2013). Fiat Lux course explored the interaction between diversity and leadership. Through interviews with a diverse group of leaders of government, academic, non-profit, business and student organizations, the seminar explored how leadership experiences in a diverse environment, as well as one's own background, impacts leadership perspectives, agendas and approaches towards effective leadership in an age of demography shift and heightened engagement.
Vice President for Research and Compliance
at Howard University
July 2007 - July 2008
Established the Office of the Vice President for Research & Compliance, as university’s chief research officer reporting to the university president and Cabinet-level university officer represented in the Bylaws of the Howard University Board of Trustees through the Howard University Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Established the Office of the Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs, and Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance; hired 2 Associate Vice Presidents for Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance, enhanced the university’s Institutional Research Board (IRB). Established the 32 policies of central management for research across the university; Fiscal responsibility for central managing oversight of annual R&D expenditures of nearly $38 million in FY 2007. Launched the first-ever Howard University research communications documents, Research at The Capstone: 2007 Annual Report, Research at The Capstone: Winter 2008 Newsletter.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
at United Negro College Fund, Inc
January 2006 - December 2006
Created and instituted the UNCF Office of Academic Affairs, which awards 400 scholarships, fellowship & internship programs, and oversees the Fredrick Patterson Research Institute. The UNCF Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for fulfilling the educational mission of UNCF that annually enables 60,000 students to attend 900 colleges & universities nationwide, including nearly 40 historically black colleges & universities. Led UNCF's launch of the Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) in 2006. Its primary objective is to support and strengthen the 39 UNCF member private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in various areas of academic and research capacity building.
Professor & Department Chair
at Ohio State University Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
June 2001 - June 2005
United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Technology Policy
at United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
November 1999 - January 2001
United States Senior Executive Service (1999-2001) Served as Science & Technology Advisor to the 13th United States Secretary of Transportation, The Honorable Rodney E. Slater (1997-2001).
Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President
at Georgia Institute of Technology
August 1997 - January 2001
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's 1995 State of Georgia Professor of the Year, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991-1996) U.S. Black Engineer Magazine's 1996 Black Engineer of the Year, Education College Level The University of Arizona Alumni Association's Distinguished Citizen Award (1997)
Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy
at The White House, Eisenhower Executive Office of the President
November 1997 - November 1999
Served under two Clinton Assistants to the President for Science & Technology, and OSTP Directors, The Honorable John H. Gibbons, The Honorable Neal F. Lane
Martin Luther King Jr Visiting Associate Professorship
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
June 1995 - November 1997
Visiting Associate Professor, MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory (1993) Certificates in Engineering (2) (1994 & 1996), Turbomachinery Aerodynamics Programs for Industry, Department of Engineering's Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England Certificate in Engineering (2001), Active Control of Engine Dynamics, NATO Research & Technology Organization, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium
NASDAQ Certified Director in Corporate Governance
at UCLA John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management
2013 - 2013 (1 year) California
Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2004
at University of Chicago Booth Business School
2002 - 2004 (2 years) Illinois
Certificate of Professional Development in Business Administration, 2001
at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
2001 - 2004 (3 years) Pennsylvania
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Engineering Mechanics (Aerospace Engineering, Minor), 1988
at University of Arizona
1983 - 1988 (5 years) Arizona
Masters of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering, 1983
at University of Arizona
1981 - 1983 (2 years) Arizona
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering, 1981
at The Ohio State University
1976 - 1981 (5 years) Ohio
Member of The Council and Associate Fellow of World Certification Institute
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Conferred & Appointed by the Board of the WCI to the 7th Council for the term 2014-2016, and Conferred by the WCI Board as an Associate Fellow of the WCI.
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