Dr. Marvine Hamner is currently a Professor of Analytics at Harrisburg University. She has advised successful undergraduate, Masters’ and Doctoral students as well as leading a wide variety of successful dissertation research projects. Marvine has over 20 years’ experience working and managing a variety of projects from research grants to multi-million dollar commercial programs in aerospace as well as computer science/information systems and technology. She has held both domestic and international patents. Dr. Hamner served on the National Research Council/National Academies of Science Assessment of NASA Laboratory Capabilities Committee. And, she was an invited expert participant for the National Academies-U. S. Institute of Peace Roundtable: Workshop on Harnessing Operational Systems Engineering to Support Peacebuilding. While at George Washington University, Marvine was affiliated with the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management. She was instrumental in the redesign of the American Red Cross’ Disaster Services Human Resource (DSHR) System and has been deployed to multiple disaster response operations including the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Marvine earned her B.S. from M.I.T. and her M.S. from Purdue University both in Aeronautics and Astronautics. While at M.I.T. she also earned a minor in Political Science. She earned her doctorate from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis in Engineering and Public Policy. Marvine held a number of positions in industry and government prior to joining the academic community. She was a Senior Engineer at the Boeing Company/McDonnell Douglas Corp., an Engineering Section Supervisor at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University and a Co-founder and Principal at LeaTech, LLC, a Women-Owned Small Business. Marvine has worked for the State of Maryland as an Instructor and as a Training & Exercise Administrator for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. She has a variety of awards for her work from both industry and government including a NASA Certificate of Appreciation for “Significant Contributions toward the Achievement of the NASA High Speed Research Program Goals.”
Marvine has many times been an invited speaker including the Carnegie Institution’s Women Serious about Science Program. She has over 50 publications which have been cited over 200 times. Dr. Hamner is currently an Associate Fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers where she serves on the Public-Private Partnership Committee. Dr. Hamner is also a member of the MIT Club of Washington and the MIT Enterprise Forum. Marvine is a licensed private pilot and a member of the 99’s Inc., the International Organization of Women Pilots.