Faculty send students flying high

At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, we believe industry experience is essential to student success. The College of Aviation 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 Aviation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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  • Trevor J Adams
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., University of Calgary
    M.S., Mississippi State University
    M.A., Western Governors University
    B.A., Saint Mary's University
    B., University of King's College
    B., University of New Brunswick
  • Andrew Aldrin
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, Master of Space Operations
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles
    M.B.A., TRIUM
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    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., City University of Seattle
    M.A., Royal Roads University
  • Clint R. Balog
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capella University
    M.A.S., M., B.S., A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ghazal Barari
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • Kevin Beatty
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.B.A., Webster University
    B.A., Ashford University
  • Daniel Benny
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capella University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., SUNY Maritime College
    M.A., M.A., American Public University
    M.A., Southern New Hampshire University
    M.A., Norwich University
    Graduate Certificate, Naval War College
    B.A., Alvernia College
    A.A., A.A., Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
  • Nicole Bier
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capitol Technology University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Douglas D Boyd
    Title
    Adjoint Faculty, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
  • Roth Britton
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aeronautics
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.B.A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Scott S. Burgess
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Chief, U.S. Flight Operations
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Oregon State University
  • Melissa Burns
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation Safety
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.B.A., B.S., A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jonathan Campbell
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Engineering Technology
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville
    M.S., B.S., Auburn University Main Campus
  • Joseph Cerreta
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Chief, Standardization and Training
    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 Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
    M.S., Central Michigan University
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    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.B.A., DeVry University
  • David Cross
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    Ed.D., Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
    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 Aviation, Program Coordinator, B.S. in Engineering Technology
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    B.S., B.S., West Virginia University
  • Taan ElAli
    Title
    Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, B.S. in Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Dayton
    M.S., Wright State University
    B.S., Ohio State University
  • Elena Ellingburg
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., Georgia State University
  • Anthony Galante
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Chief, Public Safety Training and Outreach
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.A., M.A., American Military University
  • Brendan Gelb
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Pilot Operations
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Kelly George
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.A., B.B.A., Southern Methodist University
  • MK Gorman
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Curriculum Chair, Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Walden University
    M., University of Richmond
    B.S., College of William and Mary
  • Ryan Goyings
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Airworthiness Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    M.S., Purdue University-Main Campus
    B.S., United States Military Academy
  • Robert Haines Jr.
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    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 Aviation; Research Coordinator
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
    M.S., B.S., Beirut University College
  • David P Harvie
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, Master of Aviation Cybersecurity
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., University of Kansas
    M.S., North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    B.S., United States Military Academy
  • Rachel Herman
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., Georgia State University
    B.A., University of Georgia
  • Sam Holley Jr.
    Title
    Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aeronautics
    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 at Pembroke
  • Dave Hunt
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aviation Maintenance
    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 Aviation; Program Coordinator, B.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Larry Jenkins
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, B.S. in Pilot Operations
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ed.D., North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.A., University of Southern California
    B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Hassan Jishi
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research
    M.S., Cranfield University
    B.S., B.S., Arizona State University
  • Robert E Joslin
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
    B.S., University of Florida
  • Mark A. Kanitz
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, B.S. in Aviation Maintenance
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Kristy Kiernan
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation Safety
    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 Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, M.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Gymnasium
    A.A.S., Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
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    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.P.A., M.A., B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Dwayne Lewis
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., A.S., Undergraduate Certificate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Yuetong Lin
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Arizona
  • Kimberly Taylor Luthi
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.Ed., University of Florida
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    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Chair, Department of Graduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.P.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
    B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jena Lynch
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator for Aviation English
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., Northern Arizona University
    B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney
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    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation, Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., University of Surrey
    Graduate Certificate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B., University of Patras
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    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    A., Pikes Peak Community College
  • Mark Miller
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. 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
    B.S., United States Naval Academy
  • Melissa Morris
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, B.S. in Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Florida International University
    M.S., B.S., Florida Atlantic University
  • Bettina Mrusek
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; 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
  • Alan Orr
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator for Aviation English
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., M.A., Northern Arizona University
    B.A., Colorado College
  • Reza Rahdar
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, Master of Systems Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., M.S., Southern Methodist University
    B.Eng., Concordia University
  • Mark Reimann
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Graduate Studies
    Department
    Department of Graduate 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
  • Joseph Rihn
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., New York University
    B.S., Southeastern University
  • Jennifer Roberts
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Curriculum Chair, Department of Aviation English
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., Georgia State University
  • Federica Robinson-Bryant
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Central Florida
  • Brian Sanders
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Executive Director, COA Teaching Technology
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management
    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 Aviation; Chief, Safety
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    M.S., Boston University
    M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Patrick Sherman
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Chief, Media Operations
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.B.A., Willamette University
    B.A., University of Southern California
  • Karl Siebold
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Interim Associate Dean and Curriculum Chair, School of Engineering
    Department
    School of Engineering
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Technische Universitat Braunschweig
  • James Solti
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Vice Chancellor for Student Success
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management
    B.S., United States Air Force Academy
  • Daniel Spiecher
    Title
    Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Associate Program Coordinator, Master of Space Operations
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • James Stockton
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Auburn University Main Campus
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brent A. Terwilliger
    Title
    Associate Professor, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • James Thelle
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Northrop University
  • David Thirtyacre
    Title
    Assistant Professor, College of Aviation; Chair, Department of Flight
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    Ph.D., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    B.S., Washington State University
  • Justin Thomas
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Undergraduate Studies
    Degrees
    M.A.S., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Don T Toups Jr.
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Department Chair, Aviation English
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., B.A., Louisiana State University
    Graduate Certificate, University of Denver
  • Michele von Merveldt
    Title
    Instructor, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Aviation English
    Degrees
    M.A., Colorado State University
    B.A., B.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • Linda V. Weiland
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation Maintenance
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Capitol Technology University
    M.A.S., M.B.A., B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Aaron Whiteman
    Title
    Instructor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    Department
    Department of Flight
    Degrees
    M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Gloria Wilson
    Title
    Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
    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, College of Aviation; Assistant Dean, Curriculum
    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 Aviation
    Department
    Department of Graduate Studies
    Degrees
    Ph.D., Northcentral University
    M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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