Ray A. Williamson
Chair
Space Policy, Economics, and Law Department

Ray A. Williamson is retired from Secure World Foundation, where he served as Executive Director between 2007 and 2012 and Senior Advisor until 2014. Previously, he was Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs in the Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University. From 1979 to 1995, he served first as Senior Analyst and later as Senior Associate for the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Prior to employment with OTA, Dr. Williamson was Assistant Dean at St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland.

He is an external faculty member of the International Space University (since 1995) and editor of Apogeo Spatial, a magazine of space technology for human and environmental security. He is also a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and a member of the editorial board of the Space Policy Journal. Dr. Williamson is the author or editor of ten books on space policy, historic preservation and the astronomical knowledge and ritual of the American Indian.