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Dr. Todd I. Stewart is the Director and Chancellor of the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is responsible for a team of more than 500 military and civilian Airmen who provide professional continuing education to more than 25,000 people annually and advanced academic education to more than 3,000 graduate students.


Dr. Stewart served for 34 years with the United States Air Force. His military career included numerous command and staff assignments in positions responsible for combat engineering and installation management, including infrastructure construction, operation and maintenance, energy management, environmental protection and military family housing management at Air Force bases in the United States and around the world. While on active duty, he also served as an associate professor of management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. In his final assignment, Dr. Stewart was responsible for developing and implementing long-range plans and programs related to Air Force organizations responsible for systems acquisition, research and development, test and evaluation, depot-level maintenance, supply and transportation. He retired from active duty in April 2002 as a major general.

Following his retirement, Dr. Stewart held appointments at The Ohio State University and at Michigan Technological University. At each institution, he led university-wide initiatives to encourage, support and facilitate research and teaching related to all aspects of national security, including activities related to defense, intelligence, homeland security, foreign relations and international development. While at Ohio State, he founded and served as executive director of the National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security, an alliance of more than 365 colleges and universities. Dr. Stewart was also appointed as an adjunct assistant professor of national security affairs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Concurrent with his service at The Ohio State University, Dr. Stewart prepared the initial draft of Title III – Science and Technology in Support of Homeland Security for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. This
legislation led to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 establishing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Stewart to serve as a member of the National Security Education Board. This board oversees the National Security Education Program, a major federal initiative, established in law, designed to build a larger pool of U.S. citizens with enhanced foreign language skills and a better understanding of the culture, history, economics, politics and government of other countries.

In 2011, the Secretary of the Air Force appointed Dr. Stewart to a four-year term on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He has also served as a consultant to federal government agencies, the state of Ohio, and private-sector organizations on a variety of major issues.


Dr. Stewart is an Alumni Hall of Fame Laureate of the Theta Tau National Professional Engineering Fraternity; and a member of Michigan Technological University's Academy of Civil and Environmental Engineers. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society for Public Administration, and the Air Force Association. Dr. Stewart is the author of numerous journal articles, technical reports and several book chapters.

1968 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
1971 Master of Science, Engineering Administration, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1974 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1980 Doctor of Philosophy, Management, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1982 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


1. 2002 – 2008, Director, International and Homeland Security Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2. 2008 – 2012, Director, National Security Program, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

3. 2012 – present, Director and Chancellor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio



1. April 1968 - July 1970, civil engineering officer, Detachment 35, Space and Missile Organization, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

2. July 1970 - December 1971, graduate student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

3. December 1971 - December 1972, chief of programs, 4683rd Air Base Group, Thule Air Base, Greenland

4. December 1972 - June 1977, civil engineering staff officer, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

5. June 1977 - April 1981, associate professor of management, Graduate School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

6. April 1981 - June 1982, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

7. June 1982 - June 1985, chief, Programs Division, and deputy director of programs, Directorate of Engineering and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany

8. June 1985 - June 1988, commander, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Bitburg Air Base, West Germany

9. June 1988 - May 1989, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

10. May 1989 - February 1991, director of plans and programs, Office of the Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

11. February 1991 - February 1994, deputy civil engineer, Office of the Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

12. March 1994 - June 1995, command civil engineer, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

13. June 1995 - December 1999, command civil engineer, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

14. December 1999 - 2002, director of plans and programs, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster


(current as of April 2017)


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