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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Aviation, Safety, Accidents, Statistics, Research, General Aviation, Airline, Air Carrier Operations, Weather, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Drones, Pilot L1011 B737, Air Traffic Management

 

 

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Professional Preparation

  • Ph.D., Educational Studies, Higher Education Leadership, Aviation Higher Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2009
  • M.A.S., Aeronautical Science – Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2003
  • B.S., Aviation Management, Auburn University, 1995

Appointments

  • 2015-Present Research Chair, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2013-2015 Program Chair – Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012-Present Assistant Professor of Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2010-2013 Adjunct Faculty, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 2010-2012 Research Faculty, Northcentral University
  • 2010-2012 Adjunct Faculty, Colorado State University
  • 2004-2011 Associate Professor of Aviation, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2000-2004 Pilot, ATA Airlines (Aircraft flown: L1011, B737)
  • 1996-2000 Pilot, Chief Pilot, ASA – Delta Connection (Aircraft flown: E120, CRJ)

Selected Offices Held, Honors, Awards

  • 2014-Present:  Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
  • 2013-Present:  Reviewer, International Journal of Higher Education
  • 2013-Present:  Reviewer, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
  • 2013-Present:  Reviewer, Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education Research
  • 2012-Present:  Reviewer, Journal of Academic Ethics
  • 2012-2014:  Editor, Collegiate Aviation Review
  • 2012-Present:  Chair, Publication Committee, University Aviation Association
  • 2012-Present:  Reviewer, Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering
  • 2008-201:  Reviewer, International Journal of Aviation Professional Training & Testing Research
  • 2011:  Associate Editor, Collegiate Aviation Review
  • 2008-Present:  Master Instructor Designation, National Associate of Flight Instructors
  • 2008-Present:  FAA Safety Team Representative
  • 2008-Present:  AOPA Airport Support Network Representative
  • 2007-2009:  Honors Board, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2006:  Ossie Abrams Teaching Award, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2000-2012:  Contributing Editor, IFR Refresher
  • 2000-2009:  Contributing Editor, Professional Pilot Magazine
  • 2000-2009:  Regular Contributor, Plane & Pilot Magazine
  • 1995-Present:  Gold Seal Flight Instructor Designation

 
Recently Taught Courses

  • 2013-Present:  Statistical Methods, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012-Present:  Graduate Capstone Course, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012:  Undergraduate Capstone Course, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012-Present:  Research Methods, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012:  Air Transportation System, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012:  Aviation Legislation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012:  Higher Education Law, University of Nebraska
  • 2012:  Aviation Legislation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2012:  Air Transportation Industry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2011:  Instrument Pilot Ground School, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2011:  Private Pilot Ground School, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2011:  Advanced Cockpit System, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2011:  Air Carrier Operations, Rocky Mountain College
  • 2011:  Crew Resource Management, Rocky Mountain College

 

Recent Research Activities

  • Supervising capstone projects and dissertations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Teaching research methods, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Dissertation consultant and research faculty, Northcentral University
  • Statistics consultant for dissertations, Northcentral University
  • Qualitative and quantitative research independent studies, Rocky Mountain College

 

Professional Activities and Certifications

Professional Certificates:

  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher. 2005.  
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot – Multiengine. 1998.
  • FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument and Multiengine.    (current – renewed 2014)
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor. 1993.
  • FAA Instrument Ground Instructor. 1993.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot – Single engine land and sea. 1992.

Professional Recognition:

  • Research of the Year Award, ERAU – Worldwide, 2015 
  • Nominee: Latitude Award for Research, 2013.
  • Passed: Certified Grant Writer exam, 2013.
  • Frank E. Sorenson Award (given for outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research/scholarship), University Aviation Association. 2012.
  • ERAU research competition winner, 2012.
  • NAFI Master Ground Instructor Designation, 2012.
  • Ossie Abrams Teaching Award, Rocky Mountain College, 2008

Professional Education:

  • Renewal of Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. 2012.
  • FAA Aviation Safety Training Programs. 1996 to 2012.
  • Completion of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Unmanned Aircraft Systems Course. 2012.
  • American Grant Writer’s Association certification course, 2013. 

Professional Organizations:

  • Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
  • Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA)
  • Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
  • National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
  • University Aviation Association (UAA)
  • American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher Federation (ADF)
  • American Grant Writer’s Association (AGWA)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Professional Organization Titles and Duties:

  • Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
  • Editorial Board, Collegiate Aviation Review
  • University Aviation Association Board of Directors Member    
  • University Aviation Association Graduate Education Committee Member
  • University Aviation Association Publication Committee Member
  • University Aviation Association Testing Committee Member

Professional Preparation:

  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher. 2005.  
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot – Multiengine. 1998.
  • FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument and Multiengine (current – renewed 2014)
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor. 1993.
  • FAA Instrument Ground Instructor. 1993.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot – Single engine land and sea. 1992.

Conference Planning:

  • Member of the guiding and planning committee of the ISIATM Conference.
  • Member of the guiding and planning committee of the A3IR Conference (AIRCON).
  • Member of the guiding and planning committee of the ICMAE Conference.

Reviewer and evaluator of manuscripts for journals and book publishers:

  • Collegiate Aviation Review
  • Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education Research
  • Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering
  • International Journal of Higher Education
  • Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
  • Journal of Academic Ethics

 

Scholarly Publications, Professional Presentations & Research in Peer-Reviewed Proceedings

Available Upon Request

 

Grant Work & Trade Publications

Available Upon Request

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