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Moses T. Adoko, Ph.D.

Lecturer; Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Moses T. Adoko, Ph.D. is a Lecturer for the Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Dr. Adoko is also the Chief Knowledge Officer of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Currently, he provides strategic oversight and leadership for knowledge management programs across diverse business lines including space science, technology development, engineering, and project management. He is also responsible for workforce functional competency management aimed at ensuring operational readiness and enhancing the likelihood of mission success.

Dr. Adoko currently leads and directs programs designed to cultivate and sustain a learning culture that supports mission success at NASA Goddard. He has served at NASA for over 21 years in various capacities and roles, including serving as the curriculum lead for the Agency’s systems engineering workforce development program at the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL).

Dr. Adoko has written a number of journal articles and served as faculty at The George Washington University in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

He received the NASA Robert H. Goddard Award for Excellence in Analysis and Creativity, and the Knowledge Management & Intellectual Capital Excellence.


• Ph.D., The George Washington University
• M.S., The George Washington University
• M.S., Philadelphia University
• B.S., University of Eastern Africa


NASA Goddard’s Road to Mission Success I and II: An Overview. NASA Knowledge Journal, Issue 2, September 2016.
Developing A Cost Overrun Predictive Model for Complex Systems Development Projects Project Management Journal, December 2015 - January 2016 edition - DOI: 10.1002/pmj.