Teaching & Academic Career Highlights
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2013 - Present)
Tenured faculty member in the College of Aeronautics & Engineering, with vast teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate aeronautics or engineering courses.
Founding faculty member for the aerospace engineering program, the university’s first pure engineering undergraduate program. The university graduated its first cohort of engineers in May 2020.
Co-founding faculty member for the university’s first pure engineering graduate program: M.S./Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, which was approved in October 2020.
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (2003-2005)
Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering while on active duty.
Taught aerospace engineering courses and managed the department’s flight laboratory program and aircraft.
Experienced researcher with $4.97M in total collaborative funding at Kent State University, with an additional $1M in extra-mural funding while serving as Team Lead with Army Research Laboratory, for a total of $5.97M in collaborative funding, including $99K for student projects.
Author or co-author of approximately 40 scholarly publications or presentations.
Numerous roles on committees at the state, university, and college level.
Served in all executive positions of the Military & Veterans Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Currently serving as Program Chair and will serve as Division Chair for a 2nd term in 2021-22.
Military Service Highlights
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), 20 years active duty service (1993-2013).
Former Propulsion Division Chief, Rotorcraft Propulsion Team Lead, Drives Team Lead, and Drives Research Engineer at the Army Research Laboratory’s Vehicle Technology Directorate (2008-2013).
Senior army aviator with both fixed-wing and rotary-wing experience.
One combat tour in Iraq (2010).