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

    Washington, D.C.


  • 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

    Washington, D.C.

    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

    Washington, D.C.

    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

    Washington, D.C.

    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

    Washington, D.C.

    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

    Washington, D.C.

    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

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  • Member of The Council and Associate Fellow of World Certification Institute

    The World Certification Institute (WCI) is a global organization with its professional activities coordinated through Authorized Centers in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.

    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.

    The role of the Council is mainly advisory to the Board of WCI. The Council comprises outstanding leaders, thinkers and professionals worldwide that represent the diverse occupational fields, disciplines and areas of expertise. The global expertise that can be found from members of the Council is through conferred and appointed membership recognition by the WCI.


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