Ryan Goyings

Instructor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Program Chair, MS in Airworthiness Engineering
Department of Engineering and Technology
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

8:00AM - 10:00PM (CDT)

Throughout his Army career, Ryan Goyings has served in a variety of positions that include Aircraft Engine Repairmen, Helicopter Instructor Pilot, Attack Helicopter Air Mission Commander, Operations Officer, Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, and Deputy Chief of Aviation Operations. His scientific background includes basic and applied research in developing carbon fiber composite structures and non-destructive testing techniques for aviation components.

His research in the area of composite structures lead the industry to explore new and lightweight materials for aircraft design and commercial use. Ryan’s research and leadership led to successful demonstrations of stress and strain analysis on carbon fiber composite sandwich panels for the Navy’s CH-53 helicopter. He led the design and acquisition of a micro UAS for the Army’s application of confined space exploration and detection.

Ryan is an internationally recognized researcher. He has published 2 conference publications. His research on classroom technology (iPads in the Engineering Classroom) and entropy research for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Organizations: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);

Career: Aircraft Engine Repairman, 1/2 Aviation Regiment, Republic of Korea, 1994-1997; Attack Helicopter Pilot, 3rd of 101st Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, KY, 2003-2007; Aviation Company Commander and Instructor Pilot, 1st of 223rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, AL, 2007-2009; Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 2011-2014; Brigade Aviation Officer for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, 2014-2015; Brigade Aviation Officer for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division 2015-2016; Operations Officer for 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 2016-2017; Deputy Chief of Aviation Operations for the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, 2017-2018.

Awards: Meritorious Service Medal (2); Air Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal - Combat (4); Army Achievement Medal (3); Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal - Combat; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Army Service Medal; Overseas Ribbon (5)


  • M.S. - Master of Science in Engineering (Aeronautics & Astronautics), Purdue University System : Purdue University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy

  • ESCI 201: Statics
  • ESCI 202: Solid Mechanics
  • ESCI 204: Dynamics
  • ETEC 409: Applied Aeronautics

Introduction to Thermo-Fluid dynamics

Introduction to Aerodynamics

Flight Controls and Stability

Introduction to Helicopter Aerodynamics