Faculty Name

Retina Burton


Director of Dual Degree Program/Office of Science, Engineering & Technical Careers


Physics,Dual Degree Engineering



Office Location

Tapley Hall Suite 126, Room 124


M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
B.S., Morgan State University


Professional Experience
Sept. 2005 – Present | Dual Degree Engineering Program Coordinator, Faculty, Spelman College
April 2005 - Sept. 2005 | Change Management Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Aeronautics
June 2002 - Sept. 2005 | Systems Engineer Senior, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Aeronautics
June 1999 - June 2002 | Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Management and Data Systems

Leadership Activities / Honors / Awards
Chair, Fulton County Superintendent’s Parent’s Council – (2008 – Present)
Chair, Westlake Cluster Advisory Council – (2008 – Present)
Chair, Stonewall Tell Elementary School Local School Advisory Council – (2008 – Present)
Volunteer, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Greater Atlanta Affiliate (2006 - Present)
Atlanta University Consortium Dual Degree Engineering Program - BP Teaching Excellence Award (Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
Atlanta University Consortium National Society of Black Engineers Advisors Award (Spring 2006)
Lockheed Martin Corporation High-Contributor and Successful Contributor performance ratings received yearly (1999 – 2005)
Lockheed Martin SPOT Award (Instant Recognition Award) (2004)
Lockheed Martin P-431 Achievement Certificate award honored by the government customer, mentioned by name in LMC Award Ratings comments provided customer (2000)