David Gouwens is a Continuing Lecturer of Aeronautical Engineering Technology in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University. His primary teaching focus is on aviation regulations, aircraft systems, and aviation maintenance practices. David is a graduate of Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management. He has been FAA-certified in Airframe and Powerplant maintenance. Before coming to Purdue University, David worked as an aircraft technician for Skywest Airlines at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.