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College of Aviation Faculty

Adkins, Kevin
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., Master of Engineering, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Certified Safety Instructor

Anderson, Carolina
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., University of Los Andes
M.B.A., Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ATP, CFII, CPL

Ayers, Francis
Professor of Aeronautical Science
M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
ATP, C/ASEL, CFI, Program for Senior Managers in Government

Barry, Randell
Associate Professor of Meteorology
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York System : Albany

Beckwith, Richard
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL, PPL

Billette, Travis
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P

Brickhouse, Anthony
Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety and Director, Aerospace Forensic Lab
B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Budde, Donovan
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., South Dakota State University
M.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University

Byrnes, Kenneth
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science, Assistant Dean and Department Chair of Flight
B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Northcentral University
AGI, ATP, CFII, IGI

Carter, Gary
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Remote Pilot, AGI, ATP, Aircraft Dispatcher, CFI, IGI

Clark, Joseph
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
CFI

Coimbra Mendonca, Flavio Antonio
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.S., University of Central Missouri
Ph.D., Purdue University System : Purdue University
CPL, PPL

Coman, Michael
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
M.A., Central Michigan University
AGI, CPL

Coyne, William
Professor of Air Traffic Management and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Air Traffic Management
B.S., Phillips University
M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Cuevas, Haydee Maria
Associate Professor of School of Graduate Studies
B.A., Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Graduate Certificate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dattel, Andrew
Associate Professor of School of Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Tennessee System : Knoxville
M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.S., Memphis State University
M.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
AD, AGI, CFII, CPL, Certified Professional Ergonomist

Dedmon, Stephen
Professor of Aeronautical Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Aeronautical Science
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
J.D., Nova Southeastern University
Remote Pilot, CFI, CPL

Diaz Albelo, Jorge
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Remote Pilot, AGI, ATP, CFI

Eicher, Robert
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
B.S., M.S., University of Maryland System : College Park

Engstrom, Johanna
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Ph.D., University of Florida

Esser, David
Professor of Aeronautical Science
A.S., A.S., A.S., B.S., B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Capella University
AD, AGI, ATP, C/ASEL, CFII, GROL, IGI

Fontaine, Gregory
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
A.S., B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
AD, AGI, C/ASMEL/I, CFII, IGI

Fraticelli Rivera, Victor
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ATP, CFI

Friedenzohn, Daniel
Associate Dean of the College of Aviation and Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.A., J.D., Syracuse University

Friend, Mark
Professor of School of Graduate Studies and Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Occupational Safety Management
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., West Virginia University

Fulbright, Neill
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL

Galante, Anthony
Assistant Professor of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science, College of Aviation
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.A., M.A., American Public University
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
BGI, CPL

Geraci, Mitchell
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL

Griffin, John
Associate Professor of Air Traffic Management
B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Guinn, Thomas
Professor of Meteorology and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Meteorology and Operational Meteorology
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Halleran, Michele
Professor of Aeronautical Science and Director of Diversity Initiatives, College of Aviation
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.B.A., Northcentral University
AGI, ATPL, C/ASEL, FE, IGI

Halperin, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Hammer, Kristen
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A., A.S., B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, ASEL, C/RPL

Hampton, Steven
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Aviation and Professor of School of Graduate Studies
B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
AGI, CFII, CPL, Mechanic (Airframe)

Hancock, Douglas
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P

Harford, Robert
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, AGI, CPL

Harmon, Glenn
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.S., Vanderbilt University
ATP, CFI

Harrison, Samantha
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.B.A., Capella University
Remote Pilot, AGI, C/ASMEL/I, CFI, Certificate

Herbster, Christopher
Associate Professor of Meteorology and Faculty Information Systems Advisor
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Holliman, James
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Remote Pilot, C/ASMEL/I, CFI

Holmes, Athina
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
AD, AGI, CPL

Horning, Charles
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Outreach, College of Aviation
B.S., M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL

Jones, Robert
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science and Chair of the Department of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., Lewis University
M.S., Illinois State University
A&P, AGI, CPL, IGI

Kent, William
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, PPL

Kirton, Thomas
Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., North Georgia College and State University
M.B.A., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
AGI, ATP, C/ASEL, C/ASES, CFII, G-Glider, IGI

Klemm, Margaret
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
Ph.D., Louisiana State University System : University of New Orleans
AGI, ATP, C/ASEL, C/ASES, C/GPL, C/RPL, CFII, IGI

Kohlruss, William
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
A.S., A.S., B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
AD, AGI, ATP, C/ASEL, CFII, IGI

Kuhn, Derren
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
CFI, CPL, FAA Inspection Authorization, Mechanic (Airframe)

LLanos, Pedro
Associate Professor of Commercial Space Operations
M.S., University of Oklahoma
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Langston, Sara
Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations
B.S., Woodbury University
LL.M., Leiden University
J.D., Golden Gate University
Ph.D., University of Sydney

Laskey, Lana
Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Spaceflight Operations
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lauth, Martin
Associate Professor of Air Traffic Management
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lawrence, Nancy
Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety
M.A., California State University System : Los Angeles
Ph.D., Walden University

Lee, Christopher
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P

Liu, Dahai
Professor of School of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Nebraska System : Lincoln

Macchiarella, Nickolas
Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., University of Central Florida
M.Ed., University of Louisville
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Remote Pilot, AGI, CPL

Malis, James
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, DME, PPL

Marnane, Janet
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Aeronautics
B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
M.A., Naval War College
AGI, PPL

Martinez, Isaac
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Aviation Maintenance Science
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Walden University
A&P

Mathews, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety
M.A., University of Alabama System : Tuscaloosa (main campus)

McCormick, Michael
Assistant Professor of Air Traffic Management
B.S., Southern Illinois Unversity Carbondale
M.B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ATC, CTO, Control Tower Operator Examiner

McGuirk, Gregory
Associate Professor of Air Traffic Management and Chair of the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences
B.A., M.A., Hood College
LL.M., J.D., University of Baltimore
ATC

Metscher, Donald
Professor of School of Graduate Studies and Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Aeronautics
B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.S., Troy State University (main campus) : Dothan
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Milrad, Shawn
Associate Professor of Meteorology
B.S., Cornell University
M.S., Ph.D., McGill University

Mirot, Alexander
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science and Assistant Department Chair for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training
B.S., Towson State University
M.P.A., University of Oklahoma
Remote Pilot, CPL

Muller, Bradley
Professor of Meteorology
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Mummert, Edward
Assistant Professor of Air Traffic Management
B.A., George Mason University
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Murphy, Leo
Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., University of West Florida
AGI, PPL

New, Michael
Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
ATP

O'Toole, Michael
Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety
B.S., Western Michigan University
M.S., Northern Illinois University
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Illinois System : Chicago

O'Toole, Nicola
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Owen, Robert
Professor of Aeronautical Science
Ph.D., Duke University
AGI, CPL

Piccone, Christopher
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Remote Pilot, Mechanic (Airframe), Mechanic (Power Plant)

Reese, Joel
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Aeronautical Science
B.S., Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge
M.A., Naval War College
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Capella University

Rinkinen, Clyde
Associate Professor of Air Traffic Management
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Robbins, John
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science and Program Coordinator for the B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
B.A., University of Florida
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., University of Florida
Remote Pilot, AGI, C/ASMEL/I, C/RPL, GROL, IGI

Schaum, Debbie
Associate Professor of Meteorology and Associate Chair of the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences
B.S., University of Missouri System : Columbia
M.A., Webster University

Seedhouse, Erik
Assistant Professor of Applied Aviation Sciences
Ph.D., The University of Sheffield

Sharp, Susan
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.Ed., Northeast Louisiana University
AGI, C/ASMEL/I, CFII, IGI

Spence, Tyler
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
A.A.S., Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
B.A., University of South Carolina System : Columbia
M.S., Ph.D., Some Graduate Work, Purdue University System : Purdue University
Remote Pilot, AGI, C/ASMEL/I, CFII, IGI

Stolzer, Alan
Dean of the College of Aviation and Professor of School of Graduate Studies
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Indiana State University
A&P, AGI, ATP, CFII, IGI

Strazzo, Sarah
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Szathmary, Kimberly
Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety
B.A., Valdosta State University
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ph.D., Northcentral University
CFI, CPL

Tetterton, Marshall
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, CPL

Thomas, Robert
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Remote Pilot, AGI, ATP, CFII

Thropp, Jennifer
Associate Professor of School of Graduate Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Truong, Dothang
Professor of School of Graduate Studies and Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. in Aviation
Ph.D., University of Toledo

Wallace, Ryan
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.S., University of North Dakota
Ed.D., Graduate Certificate, Oklahoma State University
Remote Pilot, PPL

Westbrooks, Charles
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
B.S., M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
CPL, FE, GROL

Wheeler, Ian
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P

Wickard, Walter
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A., B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL

Wiggins, Michael
Professor of Aeronautical Science and Chair of the Department of Aeronautical Science
A.S., B.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
Remote Pilot, AGI, ATP, C/ASEL, CFII, IGI

Williams, E.
Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety
M.B.A., Jacksonville State University

Winter, Scott
Assistant Professor of School of Graduate Studies
B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University Mankato
Ph.D., Purdue University System : Purdue University
ATP, CFI

Yanus, Thomas
Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science
A., B.S., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
A&P, GROL

Zahornacky, Gregory
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ATP, BGI