Associate Professor, College of Business; Executive Director, Department of Campus Operations - International
Department of Decision Sciences
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Bob Walton is an Associate Professor in the College of Business and the Executive Director of International Campus Operations for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide (ERAU). Formally, Bob was the Associate Dean of Academic Support for ERAU in Europe, where he was responsible for the academic oversight of 6 full time faculty and over 100 adjunct faculty.

Dr. Walton has published in numerous academic journals, and authored books on air cargo operations, the aerospace industry, and statistics and research methodology. He has presented his research at numerous professional conferences worldwide. Dr. Walton was recognized as faculty member of the year in 2010 and received the outstanding accomplishments in research award in 2012 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Northcentral University
  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business, Sacred Heart University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Geography, University of North Carolina System : Wilmington

AMGT 202 Aeronautical Science for Management

SFTY 311 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

SFTY 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety

BSBA 335 International Business

MGMT 331 Transportation Principles

MGMT 410 Management of Air Cargo

MGMT 411 Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace (past course monitor)

MGMT 420 Production Management

MGMT 440 Advanced Professional Logistics (past course monitor)

MGMT 444 Principles of Supply Chain Management (past course monitor)

ASCI 490 Aeronautical Science Capstone

ASCI 612 Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management

ASCI 641 Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry

LGMT 636 Transportation Management

MGMT 690 Graduate Capstone

ASCI 691 Aeronautical Science Capstone


PUBLICATIONS - Peer reviewed

Gupta, A., & Walton, R. O. (2017). Assessment of air cargo airlines: An interpretive structural modeling approach. Procedia Manufacturing (11C), 1908-1915.

Arif, M., Al-Zubi, M., Gupta, A., Egbu, C., Walton, R. O., Islam, R. (2017) Knowledge Sharing Maturity Model for Jordanian Construction Sector. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 24(1), 170-188. doi; 10.1108/ECAM-09-2015-0144.

Gupta, A., & Walton, R. O. (2016). Interpretive structural modeling to assess third party logistics providers. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 6(1), 59-73.

Wagner, S. M. & Walton, R. O. (2016). Additive manufacturing’s impact and future in the aviation industry. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations. 23(13), 1124-1130. doi:10.1080/09537287.2016.1199824

Walton, R. O. & Politano, P. M. (2016). Characteristics of general aviation accidents involving male and female pilots. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 6(1), 39-44. doi:10.1027/2192-0923/a000085

Politano, P. M. & Walton, R. O. (2016). Analysis of NTSB aircraft assisted pilot suicides: 1982-2014. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 46(2), 234-238. doi:10.1111/sltb.12187

Walton, R. O. & Politano, P. M. (2014). Gender related perceptions and stress, anxiety, and depression on the flight deck. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 4(2). 67-73. doi:10.1027/2192-0923/a000058

Walton, R. O. (2014). The 6th mode of transportation. Journal of Transportation Management, 25(1), 55-61.

Conliffe, M., Rosenhammer, F. G., & Walton, R. O. (2013). An analysis of anti-collision devices on gliders as a means to prevent mid-air collisions. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences 25(1), 159-167.

Houston, S. J., Walton, R. O., & Conway, B. A. (2012). Analysis of general aviation instructional loss of control accidents. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 22(1), 35-49.

Keahiolalo, A. K., Walton, R. O., & Rosenhammer, F. G. (2011). Airlines and the European union emissions trading scheme: A marketing solution. Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, 3(1), 65-70.

Roberts, D. L., Walton, R. O., & Muldoon, W. J. (2011). Airbus and the production of the A380: A consideration of multicultural differences in globally distributed operations. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 23(1), 191-197.

Walton, R. O., & Politano, P. M. (2010). Analysis of hazardous material incidents reported to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 20(1), 13-21.

Walton, R. O., & Politano, P. M. (2010). Pilot’s style of learning and thinking and age-related declines in visual recall. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 19(3), 9-13.

PUBLICATIONS – Other than Peer reviewed

Politano, P. M., & Walton, R. O. (2014, September). Gender related perceptions, stress, anxiety, depression, and personality characteristics: females on the flight deck. Proceedings of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences Congress. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Walton, R. O. (2014, Summer). Waking up to the threat from a 3D revolution: A real but long-term threat. The International Air Cargo Association, p. 19.

Cunliffe, Z., & Walton, R. O. (2008). Cream of the crop: Environmentally friendly method of improved paint manufacturing using crop-based solvents. Polymers Paint Colour Journal, 198(4530), 30.

Walton, R. O. (2008). Improving environmental compliance and safety. Polymers Paint Colour Journal, 198(4522), 31.

BOOKS

Politano, P. M., Walton, R. O., and Roberts D. L. (2017). Introduction to the process of research: Methodology considerations. Charleston SC: Hang Time Publishing. ISBN Print: 978-1-387-10057-6; Epub: 978-0-692-94063-1   

Politano, P. M., & Walton, R. O. (2017). Statistics and research methodology: A gentle conversation, 2nd ed. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press. ISBN 978-1-365-84980-0

Materna, R., Mansfield, R. E., Walton, R. O. (2015). Aerospace industry report: Facts, figures & outlook for the aviation and aerospace manufacturing industry, Daytona Beach, Florida: Embry-Riddle. ISBN 978-0-9881837-2-8

Walton, R. O. (2015). Predicting financial distress in the all-cargo airline industry. Saarbrücken Germany: Lambert Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-76014-3

Airports Council International (ACI) Air Cargo Committee. (2013, June). Air Cargo Guide 2013. Published by Airports Council International – North America. http://www.aci-na.org/content/air-cargo-guide

Walton, R. O. (2011). Air Cargo Operations: A collection of papers and articles on current events in the air cargo industry. Publisher Services, Chicago, Illinois ISBN 978-1-4507-8675-1 (Reprinted by Riddle Press - out of print) 
 
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Walton, R. O., Politano, P. M., & Mesarosova, K. (Nov 2017). Aviation accidents: Do males and females crash differently? Paper presented at the International Conference on Air Transportation (INAIR) 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

Walton, R. O., Mesarosova, K., & Politano, P. M (Sept 2017). Preliminary investigation of age and damage/injury in commercial aviation, 1982-2014. Poster presented at International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, Rome Italy.

Burgess, S. S., Walton R. O., Politano, P. M., & Mesarosova, K. (Aug 2017). Age differences in helicopter accidents: A preliminary investigation. Poster presented at the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS), Daytona Beach, FLA.

Drye, B. N., Mesarosova, K., Walton, R. O., & Politano, P. M. (Aug 2017). Differences in the severity of general aviation accidents by age: A preliminary examination. Paper presented at the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS), Daytona Beach, FLA.

Gupta, A., & Walton, R. O. (2017, June). Assessment of air cargo airlines: An interpretive structural modeling approach. Paper presented at the Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Modena, Italy.

Politano, P. M. & Walton, R. O. (2017, March). Analysis of aircraft accident by gender. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Sciences (ICPS) March 2017, Vienna Austria.

Politano, P. M., Burgess, S. S. & Walton R. O. (2017, March). Gender differences in helicopter crashes. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) March 2017, Atlanta GA.

Walton R. O. (2016, Nov). The future of additive manufacturing in the aviation industry. Paper presented at the International Conference on Air Transportation (INAIR) 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Muldoon, W. J. & Walton R. O. (2015, Nov). The future aerospace workforce and higher education institutions. International Conference on Air Transportation (INAIR) 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Walton, R. O. & Politano, P. M. (2015, Oct). Difference in General Aviation accidents involving male and female pilots. Poster session presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Europe Chapter, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Walton, R. O. & Scheraga, C. A. (2015, March). Additive manufacturing: Thoughts and opinions on its impact on future supply chain. Poster session presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta, GA.

Politano, P. M. & Walton, R. O. (2014, September). Gender related perceptions, stress, anxiety, depression, and personality characteristics: females on the flight deck. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences Congress. St. Petersburg Russia

Walton, R. O. (2014, March). An argument to consider the Internet as the 6th Mode of Transportation. Poster session presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, CA

Politano, P.M., Walton, R. O., Navarro, E., Muldoon, W. J. & Kuseski, R. (2014, March). Multiple testing formats in teaching statistics and math in psychology and aviation. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, 60th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Walton, R. O. (2013, March). The identification of nonstatistical factors influencing predictions of financial distress in the all-cargo airline industry using grounded theory methodology. Paper session presented at the 54th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis, MD.

Walton, R. O. & Politano, P. M. (2013). Human factors related to gender bias and stress on the flight deck. American Psychological Association annual conference. (ready for submission)

Walton, R. O. (2013, March). The identification of nonstatistical factors influencing predictions of financial distress in the all-cargo airline industry using grounded theory methodology. 54th Annual Forum of the Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis, MD.

Walton, R. O., & Politano, P. M. (2013, March). Geospatial analysis of oil pipeline spill incidents and their impact on land use and the environment. 54th Annual Forum of the Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis, MD.

Politano, P. M. & Walton, R. O. (2012). Testing students in a statistics and research methodology course: Multiple three-part exams as a teaching and grading tool.  American Psychology Association: 2nd Division, The Society for the Teaching of Psychology conference October 2012, Atlanta, Georgia.

Conliffe, M. K., Rosenhammer, F. G., & Walton, R. O. (2012, June). An analysis of anti-collision devices on gliders as a means to prevent mid-air collisions. 15th Annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Berlin Germany

Keahiolalo, A. K., Walton, R. O., & Rosenhammer, F. G. (2011, June). Airlines and the European Union emissions trading scheme: A marketing solution. 14th Annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Paris France

Walton, R. O., & Jenkins, L. W. (2011, March). Flight safety factors associated with wake turbulence incidents: Lessons learned from the aviation community. 52nd Annual Forum of the Transportation Research Forum, Long Beach, CA.

Walton, R. O., & Politano, P. M. (2011, March). The utilization of the Altman-Z score model in predicting financial distress in the all-cargo airline industry. 52nd Annual Forum of the Transportation Research Forum, Long Beach, CA.

Sweeney, M., & Walton, R. O. (2010, October). Characteristics of Large Truck Rollover Accidents and the Role of Vehicle Stability Systems in Reducing Rollover Accidents. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society European Chapter Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany.

Walton, R. O., & Sinka, I. (2010, September). Ramp safety revisited. International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences Congress. Nice, France.

Roberts, D. L., Walton, R. O. & Muldoon, W. J. (2010, August). Airbus: An Organizational Behavior Analysis of Cultural Differences in Multinational Production Operations. 13th annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Frankfurt Germany.

Matthews, D., Walton, R. O. & Politano, P. M. (2010, May), Pilot's style of learning and thinking and age related declines in visual recall. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston Mass.

Houston, S. J. & Walton, R. O. (2010, March). Improving general aviation flight training practices: an analysis of instructional loss of control accidents. 51st Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum. Washington DC.

Walton, R. O., & Houston, S. J. (2010, March). Flight safety hazards involving ultralight aircraft as reported to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum. Washington DC.

Walton, R. O. (2009, March). Analysis of hazardous material incidents reported to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. 50th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum. Portland, Oregon.
 
INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Guest lecture, European Cabin Service Conference. Cabin and ground operations safety and training, Brussels, Belgium, (12 September 2016)

Guest lecture, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt Germany. MSc Global Logistics and BA Aviation Management programs. Impact of gender and age in aviation accidents and How 3D printing will change the future supply chain (4 – 8 May 2015).

Moderator, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Symposium, Berlin Germany (17 Jan 2014).

Speaker, International Aerospace Industry Forum for Northwest Florida Leadership (9 Dec 2013), Hamburg Germany

Moderator, Airport Futures – Panel (18 Nov 2013). Aviation & Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit, Fort Worth/Alliance, TX.

Guest lecture, Masters of Engineering Department, University of Munich Applied Sciences.  Design to Cost Production design applications (2013, May 24).

Speaker, Association of German Engineers [VDI] (2013, May 23).  The U.S. University system and educating aerospace engineers. University of Munich, Germany.

Commencement speaker (2013, May) Rota, Spain. Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, Central Texas College, University of Maryland University College, and University of Oklahoma

Walton, R. O. (2012, Sept). The utilization of the Altman-Z score model in predicting financial distress in the all-cargo airline industry. Invited speaker 2012 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide conference: Scholarly Research at Worldwide session 3/4, Orlando, Florida.
 
Walton, R. O., (2010, November), Ramp incidents and their impact on air traffic delays, Invited presentation EUROCONTROL-CND-Scientific Seminar, Brussels, Belgium and video conference site Bretigny, France.
 
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
 
Politano, P. M. & Walton, R. O. (2013, March).  Teaching statistics and research design: Ouch!. Workshop at 59th Annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta Georgia. Half-day, 3 CE hours. 

REVIEWER

Blind reviewer for Production Planning and Control: The Management of Operations (Taylor & Francis)

Blind reviewer for the Journal of Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors (Hofrefe).

Blind reviewer for the International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Blind reviewer for the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research


MRAeS - Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Outstanding Accomplishments in Research (2012), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide

Faculty member of the year (2010), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, International Region.