R. Lynn Bondurant, Ph.D. is the former Educational Programs Officer in the
External Programs Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration's Glenn Research Center. Dr. Bondurant serves as a member
of the Park University Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor of arts
degree in biology from Park University, a master of arts degree in zoology
from Indiana University and a doctorate degree in curriculum and secondary
education from Michigan State University. In 1994, Park University awarded
him an honorary doctorate degree in science education.
from NASA in 1999, Bondurant remains active in the creation and
implementation of aerospace educational programs; he serves as director of
Education and Public Outreach for Alphaport, Inc. in Cleveland where he is
involved with Project Prometheus, a NASA project to develop pioneering
nuclear technology for power conversion and electric propulsion for a
mission to Jupiter. Dr. Bondurant served as director of Education for the
X Prize Foundation, and has chaired numerous educational review committees
for NASA Glenn and NASA Headquarters.
Bondurant is the recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service and Leadership
Medals. He also has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award by the Students
for the Exploration and Development of Space; a Challenger Seven Award
from the Challenger Center for Space Science Education; the Inter-racial
Cooperation Education Award from the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday Commission; the Lifetime Educator Award by the National Space
Club; and the Education Technology Think Tank Champion Leadership Award
from the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus' Education Brain Trust. In
October, Dr. Bondurant was inducted into the North Kansas City High School
Alumni Hall of Fame.
Park University Distinguished Alumnus, 1991
Honorary Doctorate, 1993