Ronald Magee is an Adjunct Professor in the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. He retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2018 after 31 and a half years. During that time, he served in various upper management positions including Continuity Director, Emergency Director, Environmental Director, Sustainability Officer, and Deputy Director of the Earth Sciences Directorate. Prior to working for the Federal Government, Ronald was the Environmental Director of Computer Sciences Corporation for 11 and a half years.
Notable accomplishments included receiving NASA medals for leading the response to Hurricane Katrina and for Environmental Management Leadership. He also developed NASA Stennis Space Center’s first Continuity of Operations Program and was involved in the field response to NASA’s Columbia accident.
Ronald has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences from the University Southern Mississippi. He also received the Level II Continuity Master Practitioner designation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Outside of work, Ronald enjoys teaching weekly Bible studies, working with the Chamber of Commerce, and spending time with his family.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Outside of work, I enjoy teaching weekly Bible studies, working with the Chamber of Commerce, and spending time with my family.
What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?
I dreamed of being a medical doctor.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
I enjoy the students that attend the classes that I have taught over the last four years. Their interaction and professionalism is a joy to have in class and I come out of each class learning something new from the students that I can put into my knowledge base.