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Date: April 18, 1997
Norman Augustine to Join the Faculty
of Princeton University's School of Engineering
and Applied Science
PRINCETON, N.J., April 18 -- Norman R. Augustine, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation who today announced his retirement as CEO later this year, will join the Princeton University faculty in September as a Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He will have a special affiliation in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the department from which he received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (magna cum laude) in 1957 and his Master of Science in Engineering degree in 1959.
Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro described the appointment as "an exceptional opportunity for Princeton to strengthen its programs in areas where no one has been more successful and there is likely to be no better teacher than Norm Augustine. He will bring to Princeton not only the lessons of his many experiences as an insightful and respected leader in many fields, but a rare intelligence, perceptiveness and eloquence, and a deep commitment to learning."
After spending the fall semester preparing his courses and guest lecturing, Augustine will begin his formal teaching next spring. It is expected that he will teach one course primarily for undergraduates (both engineering and liberals arts students) on the practice of engineering in industry and management of high technology enterprises. He will teach another course that is expected to be especially attractive to candidates in a new Master of Engineering program that is currently being proposed for students who are interested in leadership education in non-research careers such as engineering design, manufacturing, project management, finance, international business, and public policy. This Master of Engineering degree program is expected to be offered in cooperation with Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the departments of Economics and Politics.
According to James Wei, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, "this new program and Norm Augustine's appointment are part of a larger effort to transform engineering at Princeton and raise it to an even higher level of excellence. Norm Augustine is one of the most successful and admired engineer-statesmen of his generation, and he will bring a world of experience into our classrooms. His courses will greatly expand the intellectual horizons of our students, and I have no doubt that he will inspire them to greater deeds. His courses will rely heavily on case studies from his experiences as a senior government official and as CEO of a major aerospace firm. From my conversations with him, I know he expects his students to be active learners, with extensive class participation and considerable focus on written and verbal presentations."
Garry Brown, chair of the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said, "It is wonderful. Twenty years from now, former students will look back on the vision for their careers that was formed when they heard about engineering leadership first-hand from Norm Augustine."
In addition to being an undergraduate and graduate student at Princeton, Augustine also has served as a trustee of the University and in 1995 he received its James Madison Medal, the highest honor it bestows on an alumnus of its graduate school.
After an 18-year career with Martin Marietta, including the last seven as Chairman and CEO, Augustine was named President of Lockheed Martin when it was formed in 1995, and later took on the additional responsibilities of CEO, Vice Chairman, and Chairman. Prior to joining Martin Marietta he served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Army. His many volunteer leadership positions have included Chairman of the American Red Cross, President of the Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chairman of the Defense Science Board, and member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His third book, Augustine's Travels, will be published later this year. His earlier books were The Defense Revolution (1990) and Augustine's Laws (1986).