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Michelle Coppedge, AME Board of Advisors

Michelle Coppedge

AME Affiliation

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University, of Oklahoma, 1988

Education

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma 1988

MBA, Oklahoma City University, 1991

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1995

Served on the AME Board of Advisors

Since 2015

Career

Ms. Coppedge currently serves in a senior executive role as the Director of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

Area of Expertise

Ms. Coppedge has 25 years of experience working as an engineer and later overseeing engineers in both private industry and government. She worked 14 years at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, serving as the Director of Engineering, before moving to the FAA. Ms. Coppedge currently serves as the Center Director for FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC). The MMAC is the second largest contingent of FAA employees outside of WDC, employing 6,300 federal and contract employees, as well as hosting/training around 1,000 Air Traffic Control students.

Interesting Fact

Ms. Coppedge is a certified SCUBA diver and previously helped instruct SCUBA with her father at a local university years ago. She also has travelled extensively internationally for five years.

"The faculty and staff and their commitment to the students sets OU apart from other universities. OU has made significant progress over the past 20 years. The caliber of students and offerings in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has significantly improved. This is something every OU engineering alumni should be very proud of."