Faculty Research Interests

  • The impact of weather on aviation operations
  • Synoptic-scale dynamics and energetics, and the interactions between synoptic- and mesoscale motion fields
  • High performance turbine flight operations
  • High altitude/high speed flight operations
  • Corporate flight department management
  • Methods for implementing a safety culture in a collegiate aviation environment
  • Advanced upset training applicable to the airlines and aircraft control issues
  • Identifying methods to determine the probability of success and increasing student retention in aviation flight program
  • Competency-Based Education / Assessment
  • Advanced Transportation Aircraft Operations
  • Advanced flight instrumentation
  • Flight student cognition and achievement motivation
  • Aviation Human Factors
  • Airline customer behavior studies
  • Safety culture of aviaiton organizations
  • Pilot selection and traning
  • Distance education
  • Computing (WWW integration into education process)
  • Human Factors dealing with the pilot maintenance technician communications and interactions
  • Airport Planning & Management
  • Terminal Facility Design & Service
  • Multi-Model Planning
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Geospatial Data Collection and Analysis
  • Aviation Sustainability modeling and analysis
  • Safety metrics development for general aviation
  • Aviation Fuels Testing and Analysis
  • Aviation data analysis
  • Supply Chain impacts and aviation fuels
  • Landing/Take Off cycle characterization for emissions models
  • General Aviation Human Factors
  • Collegiate Aviation Recruitment and Retention
  • General Aviation/Collegiate Aviation Training and Education
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Airport Security
  • Risk Management in Aviation Systems
  • Safety Safety Management of Wildlife Hazards to Aviation
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Accident Investigation
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Acquisition and analysis of distributed transportation data
  • Statistical process modeling and simulation
  • Aviation applications of Bayesian inference
  • Transportation process measurement and improvement
  • Air traffic control technologies, procedures, air traffic management and controller training systems
  • Airline operations, high performance flight planning
  • Computer network theory and operation, computer assisted instruction and training
  • Technology innovations in Air Vehicle Maintenance and Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing
  • Safety Management Systems and Threat Management for Aviation Operations
  • Lead faculty: Hangar of the Future Research Laboratory
  • Biofuels testing and development
  • Propulsion development
  • Extended and Advanced Aircraft Support
  • Composite and Metallic Aircraft Structural Repair
  • Composite Material Manufacturing
  • Inappropriate Crew Response to engine malfunction
  • Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems
  • Engineering Design Support and Logistics Analysis
  • Female and Minority Careers in Aerospace Technologies
  • Distance Education
  • Accident Investigation
  • Communication issues between flight crews and ground support technicians
  • Gender issues in the aviation industry
  • Regional Airline operations