Research Manager, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
Dr. Ken Davidian spent 14 years working for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, 20 years at NASA (Lewis/Glenn Headquarters) and 5 years in private industry/academia. Davidian is also the Editor-in-Chief of the New Space journal and serves as an Adjunct Professor for Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. Davidian is a member of the AIAA (Associate Fellow), International Academy of Astronautics, and internationally active as an officer or advisor on multiple committees and groups. Davidian received a BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Ohio State University, 1983) and a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering (Case Western Reserve University, 1987). In 2018, Davidian received a doctorate in Business Administration (University of Cape Town – Graduate School of Business) with a focus on market-level organizational change, innovation, and space market emergence.