Stephen  Horan Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Stephen Horan

Principal Technologist

Steve has had a career in academia and government service. He was a member of the electrical and computer engineering faculty at New Mexico State University working in satellite communications systems. Present, he is working in technology development for NASA.


Stephen Horan grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Franklin & Marshall College (BA in physics/astronomy) in Lancaster. He attended graduate school at New Mexico State University (MS in astronomy, MS in electrical engineering, PhD in electrical engineering) in Las Cruces. After graduation, he supported NASA's space communications efforts before returning to academia on the electrical engineering faculty of NMSU. At NMSU, he worked on research dealing with space networking, radio propagation, small satellite development, and STEM educational development. He retired as professor and department head to join NASA at Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Currently, he works on technology development for NASA.
During his career, he has received awards for teaching and research activities at NMSU, team awards for NASA projects, and the International Telemetering Foundation's "Pioneer Award."


    BA Physics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1976
    MS Astronomy, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, 1979
    MSEE, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, 1981
    PhD Electrical Engineering, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, 1984

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Digital communications systems, command and telemetry systems, small satellites

Personal Interests

    Steve holds the Extra Class amateur radio license NM4SH. He also enjoys digital photography, amateur astronomy, and playing guitar for his church choir.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Intro to PCM Telemetering Sys, Third Edition - 1st Edition book cover