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Faculty - College of Aviation

Adams, Trevor J.
Associate Professor of the Practice
M.S., Mississippi State University; M.A., Western Governors University; Ed.D., University of Calgary

Aldrin, Andrew J.
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Master of Space Operations
E.M.B.A., TRIUM; Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Balog, Clint R.
Associate Professor
A.S., B.S., and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Capella University

Beatty, Kevin J.
Instructor
B., Ashford University; M.B.A., Webster University

Benny, Daniel J.
Associate Professor
A.A., Harrisburg Area Community College; B.A., Alvernia College; M.A., Norwich University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.S., SUNY Maritime College; M.A., Southern New Hampshire University; M.A., American Public University System; Ph.D., Capella University

Bier, Nicole N.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Capitol Technology University

Brito, Felix
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Executive Director, Instructional Design and Development
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Capella University

Britton, Roth
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aeronautics
B.S. and M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Burgess, Scott S.
Associate Professor
Chief, U.S. Flight Operations
B.S., Oregon State University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Burns, Melissa
Assistant Professor of the Practice
A.S., B.S., and M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cerreta, Joseph S.
Associate Professor
Chief, Standardization and Training
B.A., Excelsior College; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Cirulli, David
Instructor of the Practice
M.B.A., DeVry University

Cross, David S.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.A.S. and M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Ellingburg, Elena
Instructor
M.A., Georgia State University

Galante, Anthony T.
Associate Professor of the Practice
Chief, Public Safety Training and Outreach
B.S. and M.A.S, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.A. and M.A., American Public University

Gelb, Brendan J.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
B.S. and M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

George, Kelly A.
Associate Professor
B.B.A. and M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Gorman, Mary K.
Associate Professor of the Practice
Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Applied Aerospace Science
B.S., The College of William and Mary in Virginia; M.S., University of Richmond; Ph.D., Walden University

Haines, Robert L.
Instructor
A.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; B.A., Governors State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Capella University

Halawi, Leila A.
Associate Professor
Research Coordinator
B.S. and M.S., Beirut University College; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Harvie, David P.
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Master of Aviation Cybersecurity
M.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Herman, Rachel M.
Instructor
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Georgia State University

Holley, Samuel J. Jr.
Professor of the Practice
B.S., University of North Carolina-Pembroke; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Hunt, Dave R.
Associate Professor of the Practice
B.S., M.A.S., M.B.A.A., M.S.P.M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Janke, Christian
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Jenkins, Larry W.
Associate Professor of the Practice
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Pilot Operations
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., University of Southern California; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., North Carolina State University

Joslin, Robert E.
Associate Professor of the Practice
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School; Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kanitz, Mark A.
Associate Professor of the Practice
Program Coordinator, A.S. in Aviation Maintenance & B.S. in Aviation Maintenance
B.S. and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kiernan, Kristine M.
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aviation Safety & M.S. in Aviation Safety
B.S., Brown University; M.A.S. and Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kleinke, Stefan
Associate Professor of the Practice
A.A.S., Eastern New Mexico University; B.S., Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Gymnasium; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lee, Rachel
Instructor
B.S., M.P.A. and M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Luthi, Kimberly Taylor
Assistant Professor
Interim Chair, Department of Applied Aerospace Science
B.A. and M.Ed., University of Florida; Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Lutte, Becky
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Aeronautics
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.P.A. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska Omaha

Lynch, Jena Kathryn
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Associate Program Coordinator for Aviation English
B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A., Northern Arizona University

Maleviti, Eva
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
B., University of Patras; M.S. & Ph.D. University of Surrey

Maslanik, Kevin J.
Instructor
B.S., and M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Miller, Mark D.
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aeronautics
B.S., United States Naval Academy; M.S., Troy State University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., University of Southern California

Mrusek, Bettina M.
Associate Professor
Interim Dean
M.B.A., Park University; M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Reimann, Mark D.
Associate Professor
Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Aeronautics
B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.S., National Defense University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; M.P.A., Valdosta State University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines

Rihn, Joseph T.
Instructor
B.S., Southeastern University; M.A., New York University

Roberts, Jennifer L.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Aviation English
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Georgia State University

Schaefferkoetter, David
Instructor
B.A. and M.A., Ashford University

Scharf, Mark T.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Chief, Safety
B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University; M.S., Boston University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Sherman, Patrick J.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Chief, Media Operations
B.A., University of Southen California; M.B.A., Williamette University

Spiecher, Daniel P.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
B.S. and M.S.; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Stockton, James C.
Instructor
B.S., and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Auburn University

Terwilliger, Brent A.
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
B.S. and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Thelle, James Bernhardt
Instructor
B.S. and M.B.A., Northrop University

Thirtyacre, David L.
Assistant Professor
Chair, Department of Flight
B.S., Washington State University; M.A.S. and Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Thomas, Justin E.
Instructor
B.S.P.A. and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

von Merveldt, Michele J.
Instructor
B.A. and B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Colorado State University

Weiland, Linda V.
Associate Professor of the Practice
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation Maintenance
B., M.A.S., and M.B.A.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Capitol Technology University

Whisenhant, Michelle K.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
M.S. and Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School

Whiteman, Aaron T.
Assistant Professor of the Practice
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Wilson, Gloria A.
Associate Professor of the Practice
A/A.S., Central Texas College; B.S., University of Central Texas; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Wilson, John K.
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean
A.S., B.S., and M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Witcher, Kenneth L.
Associate Professor
M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Northcentral University; FRAeS