Scott E. Tarry became Director of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs in April 2007. Prior to becoming Director, he served as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Nebraska's Space Grant Consortium and as Principal Investigator for an EPSCoR-funded Collaborative Research Team (CRT) affiliated with NASA Langley's Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) initiative. The CRT's efforts were recognized by NASA with a Group Achievement Award in 2006.
Dr. Tarry served as a Faculty Research Fellow at NASA Langley Research Center in the summer of 2000 before joining the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he is Distinguished Professor of Aviation of the UNO Aviation Institute.
Dr. Tarry's research on technology policy and aviation has been published in a variety of aviation and public policy journals and he continues to explore how technical advances in aeronautics might improve mobility. He is a former President of the Transportation Research Forum and a former Chair of the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration for the American Society for Public Administration.
In addition to his Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR Director role, he is also the Executive Director of the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE.
Dr. Tarry earned his BA at the University of Puget Sound and his MA and PhD at the University of Michigan. He lives in Omaha with his wife, two children, and dogs Molly and Phil.