Dr. William J. (Jim) Vosburg serves as the director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). He leads a $310 million multi-functional program implementing all elements of the ORISE performance areas including STEM workforce development, scientific and technical resource integration, human subject health and protection surveillance, independent environmental assessment and verification, and operations of the radiation emergency assistance center/training site (REAC/TS). Vosburg is also a senior vice president of ORAU and serves on the ORAU Strategic Leadership Team.
Prior to leading ORISE, Vosburg served as a senior program manager for the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Secure Transportation where he was responsible for all corporate workforce development and education for multiple operational sites nationwide including programs for health and safety; emergency management and nuclear security; human resources, budgetary planning and execution; leadership, training and development; logistics and property management; aviation operations; and acquisitions/funds management. He established core partnerships with the United Kingdom (UK) Royal Marines and with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
Vosburg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University and a Doctorate of Education in human resource development from Vanderbilt University. He serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, the University of Tennessee’s College of Business, and the University of New Mexico’s College of Education.
Vosburg is a veteran of the United States Air Force having served within the Pacific Air Forces Command as well as the Air Force Materiel Command.