The Team

Executive Director

Professor Andrea L. Johnson
Professor Johnson produced the original Aeronauts 2000 curriculum in 1996 under an unsolicited grant from NASA. Johnson is a Harvard law graduate and emeriti law professor who an expert in technology-based learning. She served on  President Clinton’s Transition Team for Science, Space and Technology, focusing on the National Science Foundation under Dr. Sally Ride. She designed a web-based authoring platform for skill-based learning, called Cyber Workbooks, and was a Carnegie Scholar.   She is very active in philanthropy and has sponsored scholarships at several institutions and volunteers for Hospice of the Western Reserve. 

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Project Manager

   Sabira Abdulhameed
   Sabira Abdulhameed is a graduate of California Western School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.   She was Associate Writer,                Executive Editor, and  Notes and Comments Editor on the executive board of the  California Western International Law Journal. She also worked as
   an Honors Instructor, tutoring first-year law students in legal research, writing, analysis, and oral advocacy. Prior to law school, Sabira worked for         various nonprofit programs as a Case Manager and Tutor Coordinator for underserved populations. 

 Aging Component

Dr. Mary Milidonis

Dr. Mary Milidonis, PhD, MMSc, PT, Associate Professor, Director Certificates in Gerontology, Milidonis is currently Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty in the Health Science Department at Cleveland State University. Dr. Milidonis research interests are in the area of geriatrics, orthopedics, arthritis, disability, community exercise, clinical outcomes, and professional education.


Professor Joshua Tanenbaum
Professor Joshua Tanenbaum is Assistant Professor at the University of California-Irvine, Department of Informatics. He is responsible for training the interns on the iterative design process and designing Technology Survival Toolkit. Professor Tanenbaum is pioneering the development of physical narrative environments, interactive costume design and hybrid physical/digital storytelling systems capable of literally bringing a player into the game.

Biomedical Evaluation
 Professor Brian Davis       949.555.1212 x 123
 Dr. Brian Davis holds both a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a master’s degree in Medicine (Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and a Ph.D. from Penn State University.   Dr. Davis has led a number of initiatives focused on rehabilitation technology and instrumentation for assessing a patient’s risk for diabetic foot ulceration, and  has worked with NASA in evaluating astronauts in Space.  He is also leading an educational program named “BEST Medicine” that encourages middle and high school students to develop interests in engineering, science and technology, particularly as these relate to designing novel medical devices.  

Faculty Coaches

Steven Becka

Steven Becka studied Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University while serving in the United States Naval Reserve.  Worked in the industrial and Manufacturing industries for 16 years in Design Engineering, Engineering Sales, Project Management and Product Development. He is currently studying Physical Therapy in the Physical Therapy Assisting program at Cuyahoga Community College

Dr. Carolyn Anderson

Dr. Carolyn Anderson is a emeriti professor of communications at the University of Akron. She teaches intercultural communication and  has published over 50 research articles on a variety of topics.  She is  also a group specialist and has conducted focus groups.

Gail Lynn Howard
Gail Lynn Howard teaches Geriatric Physical Therapy in  Cuyahoga Community College’s Physical Therapy Assisting Program.  She is certified as a clinical instructor and is a licensed physical therapist assistant, having practiced at University Hospital, Visiting Nurses Association and a variety of nursing homes throughout Cleveland.