Kerri Phillips

KerriDr. Kerri Phillips is a member of the Senior Professional Staff II at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). Kerri has a technical background in guidance and control, aerodynamics, and flight mechanics. She serves as the Hypersonic Weapons Program Manager in the Force Projection Sector at APL, where she focuses on establishing APL as a national leader in hypersonics. Dr. Phillips is also a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering and Technical Management Departments. Dr. Phillips earned Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (’07) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (’11), all from West Virginia University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering (’15) from Johns Hopkins University. Kerri is passionate about outreach and encouraging women to pursue STEM careers and has given a TEDx Talk on the topic entitled, “Don’t Let the Brushback Pitch Take You Out of the Game.” She was also featured on the Society of Women Engineers’ Diverse Podcast where she shared her personal story to encourage girls to follow their STEM passions, even in the face of obstacles.