College of Science

Distinguished Science Alumni Award

Dr. Campbell

Dr. John H. Campbell, 2002

Dr. Campbell is the director of Flight Programs and Projects at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He is responsible for the development and operation of all Goddard Space Flight Center's spacecraft, including the Hubble and Next Generation Space Telescopes, NOAA polar and geosynchronous weather satellites, space science and earth science spacecraft, and NASA's tracking data and relay satellites. At Purdue, he did his doctoral work under the direction of Professor Frank Loeffler in the field of high energy particle physics. He was a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory and had positions at Singer-Kearfott Co. and IBM's Federal Systems Division before joining NASA in 1987. In 1998 he received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, as well as the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award.

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