College of Aeronautics Faculty

Faculty send students flying high

At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, we believe industry experience is essential to student success. The College of Aeronautics faculty exemplify this to the highest extreme. Boeing employees. Helicopter pilots. Air traffic controllers. UAS Operators. Researchers. A broad spectrum of aviation professionals coming together to educate and share their experiences with eager students.

We have a global network of adjunct faculty, all of whom have real-world experience. This means they might spend the day as an Air Force Colonel, talking to a four-star general about a secret weapons system, then spend the evening talking to students. It truly becomes a transfer of knowledge rather than a by-the-book lecture.

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College of Aeronautics
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Clint R. Balog
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capella University
    M.A.S., B.S., A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ghazal Barari
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • Kevin Beatty
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.B.A., Webster University
    B.A., Ashford University
  • Kanisha Bembridge
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, AS/BS in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., University of Central Missouri
  • Daniel Benny
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, BS in Aviation Security
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capella University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.A., Norwich University
    B.A., Alvernia College
    A.A., A.A., Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Nicole Bier
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, BS in Unmanned Systems Applications
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Roth Britton
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.B.A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Scott Burgess
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Oregon State University
  • Jonathan Campbell
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, BS Engineering Technology
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Alabama - Huntsville
    M.S., University of Alabama - Huntsville
    M.S., University of Alabama - Huntsville
    M.S., B.S., Auburn University
  • Joseph Cerreta
    Title
    Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.A., Excelsior College
  • Barbara Ciaramitaro
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
    M.S., Central Michigan University
  • Patti Clark
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, Master of Aviation Maintenance
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., B.S., A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Bruce Conway
    Title
    Professor and Associate Dean, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, Master of Aerospace Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    M.S., George Washington University
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • David Cross
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
    M.A.S., M.B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
    B.S., Vanderbilt University
  • Robert Deters
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics, Program Coordinator, BS in Engineering Technology
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
    M.S., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
    B.S., B.S., West Virginia University
  • Keith Earnshaw
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, MS in Occupational Safety Management
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    M.S., Purdue University - Purdue University
    B.S., Purdue University - Purdue University
  • Taan ElAli
    Title
    Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, BS in Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Dayton
    M.S., Wright State University
    B.S., Ohio State University
  • Katherine Friend
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, BS in Safety Management
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brendan Gelb
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Orin Godsey
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, MS in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    B.S., University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • MK K. Gorman
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, BS in Safety Management
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Walden University
    M., University of Richmond
    B.S., College of William and Mary
  • Ryan Goyings
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS in Airworthiness Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    M.S., Purdue University - Purdue University
    B.S., United States Military Academy
  • Robert Haines
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., Capella University
    B.A., Governors State University
    A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force
  • Leila Halawi
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
    M.S., B.S., Beirut University College
  • Karim Hardy
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    D., Mines Paris Tech
    M., University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
    M., University of Toulon
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    Title
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Kansas
    M.S., North Carolina State University
  • Sam Holley
    Title
    Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, MS in Human Factors
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Southern California
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University
    B.S., University of North Carolina - Pembroke
  • Dave Hunt
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, AS/BS in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., M.S., M.B.A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Christian Janke
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, BS in Unmanned Systems Applications
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Larry Jenkins
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., North Carolina State University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.A., University of Southern California
    B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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    Title
    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Chief Business Officer, Worldwide
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University
  • Jeffrey Jorgensen
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Arizona State University
  • Robert Joslin
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
    B.S., University of Florida
  • Mark Kanitz
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, AS/BS in Aviation Maintenance
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Kristy Kiernan
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Curriculum Chair, Department of Graduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Brown University
  • Stefan Kleinke
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, MS in Unmanned Systems
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Gymnasium
    A.A.S., Eastern New Mexico University
  • Yuetong Lin
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Arizona
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    Title
    Grants Specialist
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    M.Ed., B.A., University of Florida
  • Jena Lynch
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A., Northern Arizona University
    B.A., University of Nebraska - Kearney
  • Cheri Marcham
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS Occupational Safety Management
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    B.S., Arizona State University
  • Mark Miller
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., University of Southern California
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., Troy University
  • Kat A. Moran
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, MS in Human Factors
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., University of Southern California
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Melissa Morris
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, BS in Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Florida International University
    M.S., B.S., Florida Atlantic University
  • Bettina Mrusek
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Curriculum Chair, Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.B.A., Park University
  • Narcrisha Norman
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    M.S., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
    B.S., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Alan Orr
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A., M.A., Northern Arizona University
  • Reza Rahdar
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., M.S., Southern Methodist University
    B., Concordia University-Montreal
  • Mark Reimann
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, AS/BS in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
    M.S., National Defense University
    M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison
    M.P.A., Valdosta State University
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Jennifer Roberts
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A., Georgia State University
  • Federica Robinson-Bryant
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, Masters of Systems Engineering
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Central Florida
  • Brian Sanders
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Chair, Department of Engineering and Technology
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Air Force Institute of Technology
    M.S., Old Dominion University
    M.S., University of Dayton
    B.S., University Of Southern California
  • Mark Scharf
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., Boston University
    M.Ed., NW Oklahoma State University
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Karl Siebold
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Coordinator, AS in Engineering Fundamentals
    Department
    Department of Engineering and Technology
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Technical University Braunschweig
  • James Solti
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Chair, Department of Aeronautics Graduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • James Stockton
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Auburn University
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brent Terwilliger
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics; Program Chair, MS Unmanned Systems; Associate Dean of Research
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • David Thirtyacre
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Chair, Department of Flight
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Washington State University at Pullman
  • Dennis A. Vincenzi
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., B.S., University of Central Florida
  • Linda V. Weiland
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Coordinator, BS in Aviation Maintenance
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., M.B.A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Aaron Whiteman
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Gloria Wilson
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., University of Central Texas
    A.A.S., Central Texas College
  • John Wilson
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Interim Department Chair, Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., B.S., A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Kenneth Witcher
    Title
    Associate Professor and Dean, College of Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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