Michael K. J. Milligan, Ph.D., P.E.
Executive Director, ABET
Dr. Milligan is Executive Director of ABET, a nonprofit organization that accredits over 3,200 college and university programs in 24 countries in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Dr. Milligan is responsible for all aspects of ABET’s global operations.
Prior to joining ABET, Dr. Milligan worked in environmental satellite program development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Milligan also served 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer, where he managed international research portfolios in Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa. Dr. Milligan served six years as an associate professor, and later as deputy department head, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Dr. Milligan earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a B.S. from Michigan State University - all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. from Western New England College. Dr. Milligan is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Maryland. He lives in Severna Park, Maryland, with his wife and their two sons.