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Professor Paul Strickland is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, teaching (AT 487) Transport Aircraft Simulation Laboratory and (AT 574-PST DIS) Exploratory Studies in Aviation Human Factors.
Before entering academics, Professor Strickland accumulated over three decades of turbojet flight experience while serving concurrently with active/reserve military service and a major commercial airline. As an Airline Pilot, he holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Turbojet Type Ratings in the B-737, B-757, B-767, B-777, B-787 with flight experience in the continental United States/Canada/Mexico and to international destinations such as Asia, Australia, South America, India, Europe, and Africa.
As a military officer, Professor Strickland's 30-year military career spanned the areas of flight, space operations, and intelligence disciplines. He has held multiple commands, leadership, and primary staff positions in various countries with a capstone military assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans & Training for an organization with approximately 6,000 personnel and a multi-million dollar budget.
Before Purdue University, Professor Strickland's teaching experience has been as a military instructor pilot, a graduate-level military academic instructor, and as adjunct faculty at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Austin Peay State University. Professor Strickland is a graduate of the United States Air Force's National Security Space Institute and the Air University.