Liang serves as Deputy Director of the Facilities and Test
Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration¡¯s (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center
Field. She has been a member of the U.S. government's Senior
Executive Service (SES) since November 2002. Her government
career spans 20 years.
assists the Director with all aspects of planning, organizing,
coordinating, and evaluating new Facilities and Test
Directorate¡¯s work. Ms. Liang directs the management of Glenn¡¯s
test facilities¡¯ operation, including flight assets, at Lewis
Field. She also oversees maintenance and assessment of the
Center¡¯s facilities, infrastructure, and test and evaluation
technical services in support of its research and development
programs and business activities.
Director for Aeronautics, Ms. Liang served as the Center¡¯s point
of contact for developing the overall Aeronautics program
strategy. In the position of Chief of the Aeropropulsion
Project Office, she was responsible for the management,
execution and implementation of all projects at Glenn related to
aeropropulsion advancements for future propulsion and power
systems. Ms. Liang also served as Glenn's focal point for the
integration and coordination of all aerospace fuel cell efforts.
Ms. Liang has
been an integral part of Glenn¡¯s Aeronautics Management Team
since 1994. She was the Deputy Chief of the Subsonic Systems
Office and the Integration Manager for the Advanced Subsonic
Technology Program. Ms. Liang joined Glenn in 1989 as the
Earth-to-Orbit Program Manager and assumed steadily increasing
responsibilities for inter-Center coordination, program
execution advocacy and identifying future propulsion
began her professional career at Babcock and Wilcox in 1981 as a
research and project engineer. She earned her bachelor's and
master's degrees in engineering from McGill University,
Montreal, Canada. She participated in the Johnson Space
Center¡¯s Program and Project Manager Development Program and
NASA¡¯s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
She has also received several NASA honors, including the
Exceptional Leadership Medal, Medal for Exceptional Achievement,
and Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award.