Scott Pace

Scott Pace

Scott Pace

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, Space Policy Institute


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Dr. Scott Pace rejoined the faculty of the Elliott School of International Affairs in 2021 after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council from 2017-2020.  He previously served as the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation at NASA from 2005-2008 and Deputy Chief of Staff for the NASA Administrator from 2002-2003.  Prior to NASA, he was the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  From 1993-2000, he worked for the RAND Corporation's Science and Technology Policy Institute, and from 1990-1993, he served as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Office of Space Commerce, in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce. 


Dr. Pace's CV

Space policy
International S&T policy

IAFF 3180 Space Power in Global Affairs

IAFF 3190 Special Topics in International Affairs: U.S. Space Policy

IAFF 6158 Issues in U.S. Space Policy – Tools and Scenarios

IAFF 6145 U.S. Space Policy

PPPA 8197.80/ IAFF 6158.90 Seminar in Science and Technology Policy

Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980
Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982
Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989