Departments & Staff

General John R. Dailey, Director, NASM


Director
Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey, USMC (Ret.)
General Dailey oversees the operation of both National Air and Space Museum locations — the Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Peter Jakab


Chief Curator
Peter L. Jakab
The Chief Curator provides an overall curatorial voice, input, and advice to the Director and Associate Directors.

Roger Launius


Associate Director
Collections and Curatorial Affairs
Roger D. Launius

Oversees the following departments:
Aeronautics
Archives
Center for Earth & Planetary Studies (CEPS)
Collections
Publications
Space History
Web & New Media
Research Fellowships

Monecia H. Taylor


Associate Director
External Affairs
Monecia H. Taylor

Oversees the following departments:
Advancement
Communications
Special Events
Visitor Services

Catharine Kualii


Associate Director
Management & Public Programs
Catharine Kualii

Oversees the following departments:
Education
Exhibits Design and Technologies
Exhibits Production
Information Technology
Financial & Administrative Management
Health and Safety
Human Resources

See Research Staff