Dr Todd Stewart currently serves as Director and Chancellor, Air Force Institute of Technology. In this position, he leads a team of more than 500 military and civilian Airmen who provide professional continuing education to more than 25,000 people annually and advanced academic education to more than 3,000 graduate students.
Dr. Stewart served for 34 years with the United States Air Force. His military career included numerous command and staff assignments in positions responsible for combat engineering and installation management, including infrastructure construction, operation and maintenance, energy management, environmental protection and military family housing management at Air Force bases in the United States and around the world. While on active duty, he also served as an Associate Professor of Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. In his final assignment, Dr. Stewart was responsible for developing and implementing long-range plans and programs related to Air Force organizations responsible for systems acquisition, research and development, test and evaluation, depot-level maintenance, supply and transportation. He retired from active service in April 2002, in the grade of Major General.
Following his retirement from active service, Dr. Stewart held appointments at The Ohio State University (six years) and Michigan Technological University (four years). At both institutions, he led university-wide initiatives to encourage, support and facilitate research and teaching related to all aspects of national security. This included activities related to (e.g.) defense, intelligence, homeland security, foreign relations and international development. While at Ohio State, he founded and served as Executive Director of the National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security, an alliance of more than 365 colleges and universities. Dr. Stewart was also appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University.
While at The Ohio State University, Dr Stewart assisted the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, in preparing legislation subsequently enacted as the Homeland Security Act of 2002, i.e., the legislation establishing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. More specifically, he prepared the initial draft of TITLE III - Science and Technology in Support of Homeland Security.
In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Stewart (with U.S. Senate confirmation) to serve as a member of the National Security Education Board. This board oversees the National Security Education Program, a major Federal initiative, established in law, designed to build a larger pool of U.S. citizens with enhanced foreign language skills and a better understanding of the culture, history, economics, politics and government of other countries.
In 2011, the Secretary of the Air Force appointed Dr. Stewart to a four-year term on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He has also served as a consultant to federal government agencies, the state of Ohio, and private-sector organizations, on a variety of national-security and other issues.
Dr. Stewart's academic education includes a bachelor-of-science degree in civil engineering, from Michigan Technological University; a master-of-science degree in engineering administration, from Southern Methodist University; and a doctor of philosophy degree in management, from the University of Nebraska. He is also a graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officer School, the Air Command and Staff College, the Air War College and the National Defense University's CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course.
Dr. Stewart is an Alumni Hall of Fame Laureate of the Theta Tau National Professional Engineering Fraternity; and a member of Michigan Technological University's Academy of Civil and Environmental Engineers. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society for Public Administration, and the Air Force Association. Dr. Stewart is the author of numerous journal articles, technical reports and several book chapters.
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