Degree(s): Math, Systems Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: Franklin & Marshall College
Graduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California
Photo Credit: NASA
Dr. Wanda Austin is the interim president of the University of Southern California. Prior to this appointment, she served as the CEO and president of The Aerospace Corporation, which focused on national security space programs. Dr. Austin is also the author of Making Space: Strategic Leadership for a Complex World, which discusses leadership principles learned during her professional and personal journey as an engineer, aerospace executive, daughter, wife, and mother.