Samantha Harrison

Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science
Aeronautical Science Department
Daytona College of Aviation
Daytona Beach campus

Samantha Harrison moved to Florida shortly after high school to pursue her passion for aviation. After completing her accelerated flight program she went on to complete her undergrad in Business Management and then her MBA with a Specialization in Project Management. Professor Harrison also hold her Project Management Professional Certificate from the Project Management Institute. 

Her career took her through a few flight schools in Daytona, Deland, and Jacksonville including the role of the Assistant Chief and general manager of one. This lead her to purchase her own aircraft and start a flight program of her own. After 3 years of great success her calling back to formal education brought her back to Daytona working with the ERAU Gatez Academy at Atlantic High School. Her project management background proved relevant in the classroom, especially as her program took on the task of building an RV-12 at the high school. She then joined ERAU's Aeronautical Science Department full time. 

Professor Harrison is a mother of 2 kids, and married to Bobby Harrison who is from the Daytona Beach area. She enjoys kayaking, flying, and outside time with the family. 


  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Capella University

  • CFI - Certified Flight Instructor
  • C/ASMEL/I - Commercial, aircraft, single and multi engine land with instrument rating
  • Certificate - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • AGI - Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Remote Pilot