Keith Woodman

SBIR lead, Human Exploration and Operations and Space Technology Mission Directorates


Dr. Keith Woodman is the SBIR lead for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and its Space Technology Mission Directorates. He began his career at NASA in 1988 and spent the first part of his career developing technologies for many of NASA’s aeronautic, science, and spaceflight projects. He led the design and integration of a hydrogen leak detection system onto the Discovery Space Shuttle and he is the co-inventor of a patented and licensed data acquisition system for aircraft. Since transitioning from development, his career has been dedicated to technology assessment and management for many of NASA’s major programs. He has a passion for helping people developing technologies succeed, especially small companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from Christopher Newport University; a Masters of Engineering Management from George Washington University, concentrating in technology assessment; and a Doctorate from Old Dominion University for Engineering Management, concentrating in complex systems studies. Since 2011, he has also served as an adjunct professor of graduate space studies for the American Public University System.