Kevin Ward is co-founder and leader of NASA’s Earth Observatory Group, including the Earth Observatory website, Visible Earth, NASA Earth Observations (NEO), and EONET. He is also the communications manager for NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. In 25+ years around NASA Earth science, he has worked to develop platforms for the creation, storage, and delivery of web-accessible resources including articles, visualizations, and data imagery.
Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in theater arts and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining NASA in the mid-1990s, Kevin was a lighting designer and production manager for theatricals, auto shows, concerts, and passenger cruise ships. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.