Each year Western Michigan University recognizes outstanding teaching by awarding one or more Distinguished Teaching Awards. The Selection Committee invites you to nominate a faculty member you believe should be considered for this award. For more info visit Distinguished Teaching Award Criteria.
College of Aviation faculty members bring extensive experience in aviation education and the aviation industry to the classroom. Their backgrounds include experience in flight, maintenance, manufacturing, technology and management. They have worked with organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the Air National Guard, Beech Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Learjet Corporation and Parker ABEX, NWL Aerospace. Several faculty members have extensive flight experience in the transport category and in jet aircraft with ATP and CFI ratings. Others have extensive maintenance experience in both general aviation and the airline industry.
In addition to teaching activities, faculty members are actively engaged in research on some of the top aviation issues of the age including: Crew resource management, Harmonization of American and European credential requirements, Aviation safety and culture and Human factor causes of airplane accidents.
Faculty research is applied directly to improvements and innovations in the College of Aviation's training and academic programs. It is also shared with other schools, training facilities, and industry experts in order to make advancements in flight science and training and to enhance the College of Aviation's reputation in the field of aviation.
The College of Aviation Advisory Board is comprised of aviation professionals who have agreed to devote their time and share their expertise with the college. Board members advise the college on such issues as industry trends, career placement, and provide industry focus. Each program taught in the college is represented by one or more members of the advisory board. In some cases, board members cover more than one area of expertise.
For information about the current advisory board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the dean's office at 269-964-4544.