Dr. Michael K. Simpson is the former president of the International Space University. Simpson’s academic career extends over 36 years and five continents. In addition to his tenure at ISU, he has been President of Utica College and the American University of Paris with a combined total of twenty-two years of experience as an academic chief executive officer. He currently holds a post as Professor of Space Policy and International Law at ISU. He is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics and a Senior Fellow of the International Institute of Space Commerce. His practical experience includes service as an observer representative to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the Board of Directors of the World Space Week Association, and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. He is a founding Trustee of Singularity University and chairs the Ten-to-the-Ninth Foundation seeking to improve lives through rapidly advancing technology.