Daytona Beach, Fla. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has named Brad Sims as its chief academic officer. 

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Brad Sims Named Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chief Academic Officer

Thu Sep 12, 2013

Daytona Beach, Fla. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has named Brad Sims as its chief academic officer.

Brad Sims

Based at Embry-Riddle Worldwide headquarters in Daytona Beach, Sims is responsible for all academic matters relating to faculty and program delivery. He also oversees the development and implementation of online courses.

“The needs of today’s students are much different than those in the past,” Sims said. “I’m excited to be at an institution like Embry-Riddle Worldwide that has embraced these changes by delivering education in ways we never would have imagined just a few decades ago.”

Sims comes to Embry-Riddle Worldwide from Indiana State University, where he was dean of the College of Technology and oversaw aviation technology, applied engineering and technology management and several other programs. He’s also been on the faculty at Western Carolina University and the University of Florida.

“Between Dr. Sims’ impressive background and passion for higher education, I know Worldwide will continue its tradition of academic excellence. He’s deeply committed to our mission of providing an accessible, quality education to prepare our leaders of tomorrow,” said Worldwide Chancellor John R. Watret, Ph.D.

Sims has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University and a master’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida. He and his family live in Ormond Beach.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and, and find expert videos at

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Molly Justice 
Director, Communications
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office: (386) 226-7089

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