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Goddard Space Flight Center
Troy is the E/PO Lead for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS). He is responsible for mission level public outreach activities and coordination of overall EPO efforts. His responsibilities include planning, coordinating, implementing, and managing the MMS mission’s outreach activities to meet NASA’s EPO goals and guidelines. He also serves as the Educational Technology Integration Specialist for NASA’s Sun-Earth Day and Space Weather Action Center programs. He provides ongoing educational technology support and leadership in the development and distribution of educational programs and materials reaching over 50 million people world wide. During his time at NASA he initiated and maintained the formal development of new research based approaches to educational technology integration within the Heliophysics education. His team approach lead to the development of a new Heliophysics education program that allows students to create Space Weather Action Centers in their schools. These centers encourage students to collect Space Weather data from existing resources, analyze that data and deliver an inexpensive video report on space weather and/or mission science. He continues to lead his team in social media integration, applications and in the development of new podcasting programs. Before coming to NASA, Troy was a high school mathematics teacher and Educational Technology Coordinator at an alternative high school in Virginia, working with ‘at-risk’ students. While there he led the creation and maintenance of an Instructional Technology Plan leading to the integration of current and accessible technologies into educational curriculum. Prior to working in Virginia, his teaching career took him to some exceptional places beginning with his first teaching experience on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Kinlichee, AZ. While there he taught in a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school for three years. He later joined the United States Peace Corps and served as an Algebra and Geometry teacher in Chad, Africa. While there he led the development of a French/English mathematics database consisting of proven lesson plans and educational methodologies.