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Chris Carter

Virginia Space Grant Consortium at ODU

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Current University

Virginia Space Grant Consortium, based at Old Dominion University

Research Area

Workforce development, online learning


Chris Carter is director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), where he oversees the comprehensive higher education, precollege, and outreach, scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs. 

The VSGC receives seed funding from NASA to coordinate and develop STEM education, research, and workforce development programs statewide. 

Carter currently serves as the PI on the Expanding Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GeoTEd) project funded by the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. 

Prior to joining the VSGC, Carter served as Training Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at East Tennessee State University. 

He has also worked as a Workforce Training and Development Instructor with the Adult Education Department Virginia and as an adjunct faculty at several community colleges.

Carter holds a B.S. in Management Science and a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology.

Alma Mater

Virginia Tech, East Tennessee State University