Brent D. Bowen, Department of Aviation Technology, Purdue University
John H. Mott, Department of Aviation Technology, Purdue University
Mary M. Fink, Department of Aviation Technology, Purdue University
Erin E. Bowen, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, Purdue University
C. Daniel Prather, Department of Aviation Science, California Baptist University
Alan J. Stolzer, Department of Doctoral Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ruwantissa Abeyratne, International Civil Aviation Organization, Montreal, Canada
Evon Abu-taieh, Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, Amman, Jordan
Richard O. Fanjoy, Purdue University
Frederick D. Hansen, Oklahoma State University
Dean E. Headley, Wichita State University
Igor V. Kabashkin, Transport and Telecommunications Institute, Riga, Latvia
Swami Karunamoorthy, Saint Louis University
Hatice Küçükönal, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mike Lavelle, The Museum of Flight
Jackie Luedtke, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
David A. NewMyer, Southern Illinois University
I. Richmond Nettey, Kent State University
William L. Rankin, The Boeing Company
Bijan Vasigh, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
John G. Wensveen, Airline Visions, LLC
Brent D. Bowen
Dr. Brent Bowen is a Professor and Head of the Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology. Previously, he served as Professor and Chair, Aviation Science, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, and directed the office of Air Transportation Policy and served as Senior Fellow for the National Center for Aviation Safety Research at Saint Louis University. Dr. Bowen's research on the national Airline Quality Rating is viewed regularly by more than 75 million people annually and featured on national newscasts. His research interests focus on aviation applications of public productivity enhancement and marketing channels, specifically in the areas of service quality evaluation, benchmarking, safety and security. He is also well published in areas related to effective teaching, student recruitment and retention in collegiate aviation programs, and gender issues in aviation education.
Dr. Bowen is an active industry consultant, pilot, and former fixed-base operator and scheduled air carrier operator. He has served on many occasions as an invited speaker and panelist. He has been recognized with achievement awards and commendations from many of the professional associations with which he is affiliated.
John H. Mott
John H. Mott is a faculty member and Assistant Head for Academic Programs in the Department of Aviation Technology at Purdue University. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering, he also possesses an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multiengine ratings, an FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-and Multiengine and Instrument ratings, and an FAA Ground Instructor Certificate with Advanced and Instrument ratings. He holds type ratings in the Hawker Beech King Air 300, Hawker HS-125, and Canadair Challenger 600. He has worked as a flight instructor, a charter pilot, chief pilot, and director of training for a FAR 135 operator, an airline pilot flying the SA-226TC Metroliner, and a corporate pilot in many different models of aircraft.
Professor Mott serves as Senior Editor of the Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering, and teaches Aviation Management and Aeronautical Engineering Technology courses at Purdue University. He is co-author of Essentials of Aviation Management, a widely-used textbook in the aviation management area. His research interests are in the areas of quantitative analysis of management techniques, statistical modeling of flight and airport operations, aviation safety and human factors, and distance learning. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Association of Technology, Management, & Applied Engineering (ATMAE), the University Aviation Association (UAA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Mary M. Fink
Mary Fink serves as Managing Editor of the Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering. In addition to this role at Purdue University, she is a lecturer and academic programs consultant for the Department of Aviation Technology. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Mrs. Fink holds both Master's and Bachelor’s degrees in Public Administration with an aviation concentration. Previously Mrs. Fink served as the managing editor for the Journal of Air Transportation. Areas in which she has been published include transportation leadership, workforce development, Native American outreach, collegiate aviation distance education, and pre-crisis planning. She also served as coordinator of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR programs and was an assistant to the National Space Grant Alliance. Mrs. Fink has taught courses such as General Aviation Operations, Aviation Writing and other capstone and independent study courses, and is an FAA-licensed pilot.
Erin E. Bowen
Dr. Erin Bowen (previously Dr. Erin Block) has multiple areas of expertise including aviation psychology, human performance and safety in aviation maintenance and high-consequence industries, and team performance and facilitation. In addition, she provides training and education in the application of advanced statistical techniques to organizational settings, particularly advanced confirmatory factor analytic and structural equation modeling techniques. Her research and expertise has been featured in several national and international news outlets.
Dr. Bowen is a founder of the interdisciplinary Purdue University Applied Human Factors Research Laboratory, which is focused on bringing expertise from psychology, aviation, and other industries to understand and improve the human component of high consequence and high technology organizations. She is a member of the Association for Aviation Psychology, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, University Aviation Association, and American Mensa, Ltd.
C. Daniel Prather
Dr. Daniel Prather, A.A.E. is currently the Founding Chair of Aviation Science at California Baptist University (CBU). In this position, he is responsible for developing the nation’s newest collegiate aviation program, including developing curriculum, recruiting students and faculty, and marketing the program. Prior to joining CBU, Dr. Prather served for six years as Associate Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He served as Assistant Director of Operations at Tampa International Airport (TPA) for eight years prior to joining MTSU. Dr. Prather also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Commercial Aviation program at Delta State University (DSU). Dr. Prather has authored a textbook entitled General Aviation Marketing and Management: Operating, Marketing, and Managing an FBO.
Dr. Prather is an Accredited Airport Executive through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and an instrument-rated private pilot. He actively serves the industry by being a participating member of the AAAE Academic Relations Committee and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Professional Development Program (PDP) Review Committee. He is a trainer for the American Association of Airport Executives, regularly serves on various industry panels, conducts research for the Transportation Research Board, and is the Principal of Prather Airport Solutions, Inc., an airport and collegiate aviation consulting firm, and owner of Aviation Training Solutions, an airport and business aviation training firm.
Alan J. Stolzer
Dr. Stolzer has more than 25 years of experience in academic administration positions, and is currently chair and professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus. Stolzer teaches Safety Management Systems in ERAU’s Ph.D. in Aviation program and facilitates the residency experiences for the doctoral students. He is an active researcher, and is currently the principal investigator on two federally-funded grants related to aviation safety. Stolzer was the lead author on Safety Management Systems in Aviation published by Ashgate Publications in 2008; a second book focused on SMS implementation will be published in 2011.
Dr. Stolzer holds a Ph.D. in Quality Systems from Indiana State University, an ATP, CFI, and an A&P from the FAA, and several other professional certifications from ASQ and PMI. Stolzer is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Aviation Accreditation Board International and is chair of its accreditation committee.