OUR TEAM

Sharon Jackson

Sharon Jackson

Operations Manager

Ms. Sharon Jackson is the Operations Manager for the Louisiana Tech Applied Research Corporation (LTARC), a Louisiana Tech 501(c)3 affiliate organization responsible for classified research and security clearances for the university. As a part of the Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI) team, she exemplifies strategic leadership in financial management and operations for LTARC-assigned research and programs executed by LTRI. She masterfully coordinates events, manages human resource procedures, and provides legal continuity with the university attorney for both LTARC and LTRI endeavors. She is our Business Manager, Contract Manager, Procurement Manager and Marketing Manager.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Jackson served in the Louisiana Tech Office of the Provost as an administrator and operations manager. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech and a Master of Management from Birmingham Southern. She is skilled in project marketing, sales, management, and administration. As an educator, she has served as a professor, education coordinator, proctor, and administrator. Ms. Jackson is a strategic thinker who pays attention to detail. Her business acumen stands out both professionally and in her personal endeavors. She is a champion in her community with many philanthropical activities. In addition, she serves her parish on the Board of Directors for the Bienville Hospital District.

Mr. Warren Ward

Director of Operations 

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Warren Ward joined LTRI in October 2020 as the Director of Operations. As a retired Air Force colonel, he has 25 years of active duty and 10 years USAF civil service experience.
Prior to joining LTRI, he served as the Chief, Architectures, Requirements and Futures Division in the Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center. As a B-52 pilot, his experience includes the first use of the Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile during a 35.4-hour sortie opening Operation Desert Storm 16-17 January 1991.  On 1-3 August 1994, he commanded a B-52 which flew non-stop around the world in 47 hours. 
He has served on the staff at United States Strategic Command, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, and Air Force Global Strike Command.  Commanding a Basic Military Training squadron 2004-2006, his team trained more than 10,500 recruits to replenish USAF combat capability.  He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, an MS in Systems Science from Louisiana State University – Shreveport, an MS in Military Operational Arts and Science from Air Command and Staff College. 
Additionally, he earned a graduate certificate in Information Assurance from Louisiana Tech University and a graduate certificate in Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy, and Proliferation from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Mr. Shane Grosso

Director of NC3 Education, Teaching Fellow 

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Mr. Jerome DuBose

Deputy Director of NC3 Education, Teaching Fellow

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Mr. Alex Jordan 

Facility Security Officer (FSO)

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Ms. Tamira London

Alternate FSO

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Mr. Jeffrey Clough

Information Systems Security Officer

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Mr. John Roberston

NC3 Teaching Fellow

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