Ms. Cori Battista

Technical Management

Personal Bio

cori battista holds a M.S. in Technical Management from The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and a B.A. from Muhlenberg College. She works for The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the Space Exploration Sector providing project management leadership, program planning & control as well as earned value management expertise and mentoring for NASA science missions.  She is currently the Deputy Project Manager of the Europa Mission’s Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) and the Deputy Program Manager of the JUICE Mission’s Particle Environment Package-Hi (PEP-Hi) Instrument.  She previously was the Program Manager for an Air Force Mission as well as the Production Planning Manager and Lead/Planning Manager for the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) Mission.

cori is PMP-certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has worked as a Project Manager and Program Control Supervisor in various commercial and government-serving companies for over 20 years. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering where she teaches two different graduate-level courses in the Technical Management in Engineering program: ‘Technical Group Management’ and ‘Project Management in an Earned Value Management’, the latter of which she co-developed.  She previously taught ‘Software Engineering Management’.

In her “spare” time she writes poetry and fiction, and loves to read, dance, play tennis, and watch her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys win.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Arts Philosophy/Psychology, Muhlenberg College
  • Master of Science Technical Management, The Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


"Aerospace Project Management Handbook"; Chapter 4: "It’s All about the Plan! (Project Planning and Control Processes and Tools)" (Publish Date: April 2017 by CRC Press)

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi, Phi Sigma Tau (1991)

Professional Organizations

Project Management Institute
Society of Women Engineers