Bowling Green State University • Director of Federal and Government Programs

Dr. Thomas Snitch is Director of Federal and Government Relations as well as counsellor to the President of Bowling Green State University. During his 44 years in Washington, DC, he has served at NASA, the US Department of State, the White House and the National Academy of Science. In addition, Dr. Snitch spent 10 years as the Senior Advisor to the CEO of Geoeye.

His research work focuses on using high resolution satellite imagery, UAVs, and mathematical modeling to address transnational criminal activity including rhino and elephant poaching in Africa, illegal fishing in the Pacific Ocean, and global human trafficking. He is currently working on a USAID effort to both deliver medical supplies and retrieve medical samples using long range UAVs in the Simien Mountains of NE Ethiopia.

Dr. Snitch holds a BA in Chinese, an MA and PhD in International Economics, an MA in Japanese and did his postdoctoral work in nuclear and reactor physics. He is a member of the IAA, AIAA, the British Royal Astronautical Society and the Chinese Society of Astronautics.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany