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Forum:Space Explorers & Workers
Topic:Astronaut James Reilly post-NASA career
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Robert PearlmanAnd from the same ad campaign as the above commercial, here's Reilly on a billboard (many thanks to Farris Rookstool for the photograph):

Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Reilly recently shot this commercial for Dallas Community College

In case it interests anyone, a bit of trivia - in the ad, the Apollo command module that Reilly speaks in front of is Apollo 7, as that segment of the ad was shot at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.

Robert PearlmanAmerican Public University System release
Former NASA Astronaut, Jim "JR" Reilly, PhD, Joins American Public University System as Dean of the School of Science and Technology

Former NASA Astronaut, Jim "JR" Reilly, PhD, has joined American Public University System (APUS) as Dean of the School of Science and Technology. APUS is an online university system that serves more than 50,000 working adults worldwide. Dr. Reilly will manage seven program areas in the School, including Math, Space Studies, Environmental Science and the development of future programs.

Dr. Reilly will enhance the capability and practice of offering labs at a distance and further build the faculty in the School of Science and Technology to support the student growth in those programs. He will also lead the Space Studies program.

Prior to joining APUS, Dr. Reilly enjoyed a long career at NASA, where he logged 850 hours in space with 5 spacewalks on three Space Shuttle missions. Before his NASA experience, he spent 17 years in the petroleum sector as a manager and exploration geologist in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Reilly also serves as the curriculum developer and instructor for the US Navy in Space Operations working via the Advanced Space Operations School operated by the Air Force.

"We are extremely pleased that JR has joined the faculty at APUS," said Karan Powell, PhD, Academic Dean and Senior Vice President at APUS. "His first-hand knowledge of aerospace and extensive research in geosciences will greatly enhance student experience at APUS. We look forward to his continued contributions to our growing university system."

Dr. Reilly is a speaker and instructor for team and leadership training activities for companies and organizations throughout the world. His clients have included General Mills, Small Planet Foods, US Marshals Service, FBI, Subsea UK, BP, the CIO 100, and numerous universities and professional groups. He has also been active in educational outreach dedicated to delivering science and math literacy efforts to schools in the US, UK and Australia.

Dr. Reilly received a BS, MS and PhD in Geosciences from the University of Texas in Dallas. He received his PhD in 1995 for work on the geological controls for the distribution of chemosynthetic organisms in the deep water regions of the Gulf of Mexico.

About American Public University System

American Public University System includes American Public University and American Military University and educates more than 50,000 adult learners worldwide. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility help working adults pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies course reading materials at no cost to eligible undergraduate students.

Robert PearlmanPresident Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Dr. James Reilly to be Director of the United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.
Dr. James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., of Colorado Springs, CO, to be Director of the USGS.

Dr. Reilly currently serves United States and allied militaries as a subject matter expert on space operations, and he is a technical advisor supporting the National Security Space Institute of the U.S. Air Force. Previously, Dr. Reilly held management positions in academia, as well as at TAEUS Corp., and PhotoStencil, Corp. in Colorado Springs.

During his 13 year career at NASA, he flew three spaceflight missions conducting five spacewalks for a total of over 856 hours in space. Prior to NASA, he was chief geologist at Enserch Exploration, Inc., working projects around the world including in Antarctica and on the continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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