Academic CV

Executive Summary

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.

Research Highlights

  • 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.

Service Highlights

  • 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).