Lori Brown

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Lori Brown
Associate Professor
(269) 964-9448
(269) 964-4364
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College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
237 Helmer Road N
Battle Creek MI 49037-7917 USA

Lori Brown joined the Department of Aviation Sciences, College of Aviation, in 2001. She is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and earned her Master of Aviation Human Factors degree from Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Engineering, International Scholars program, in Australia. She continues studies at the Naval Post Graduate School and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Homeland Defense, and Security. Her aviation career began in 1988 with Continental Airlines. Brown worked as a Joint Aviation Authority (JAA), Instructor for our International Pilot Training Program (IPTC) instructing international students from British Airways, and KLM, in the classroom and 737-400 Simulator. She holds an Airline Transport Rating, JAA MCC, instructor certifications and type ratings. She has previously trained international pilots, as well as, pilots from several U.S. government agencies, Wal-Mart, and the Government of Mexico for Flight Safety International.

She is the chair for the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) program, outreach group and serves as a council member for the International Pilot Training Association (IPTA). She serves as an aviation curriculum evaluator for America's Council on Education (ACE) for the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard- to provide a collaborative link between the U. S. Department of Defense and higher education through the review of military training.

Her dedication and passion for aviation earned her the Who’s Who among America’s Teachers Award for several years, a nomination for WMU’s prestigious Distinguished Teacher’s Service Award, and numerous research grant awards. Her research interests include the use of augmented reality in technical driven training and she is currently a researcher for the FAA PEGASAS Center of Excellence dedicated to helping the FAA revolutionize technical training practices. Her work has been featured internationally at ICAO, the Royal Aeronautical Society and in many international conferences, books, and journal publications. Her teaching assignments have centered on Line Oriented Flight Crew Simulation, Advanced Aircraft Systems, Airline Flight Operations Management, Jet Orientation, Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Pilot certification and Aviation Meteorology. She is committed and passionate about recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest next generation of aviation professionals.