Departments & Staff

General John R. Dailey, John and Adrienne Mars Director

John and Adrienne Mars 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:
Center for Earth & Planetary Studies (CEPS)
Space History
Web & New Media
Research Fellowships

Monecia H. Taylor

Associate Director
External Affairs
Monecia H. Taylor

Oversees the following departments:
Special Events
Visitor Services

Catharine Kualii

Associate Director
Management & Public Programs
Catharine Kualii

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

See Research Staff