Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Worldwide campus

In addition to teaching courses for ERAU, I spend time flying for a US Legacy Airline out of Atlanta Ga.  Before that, I worked as a safety officer and corporate pilot for a Fortune 100 Company out of Pittsburgh PA where I still live with my wife and three children.  I also briefly flew for a smaller Part 121 Air Carrier where I worked on the company's Fatigue Risk Management Plan (mandated by the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010) and participated with the O’Hare Ground Side Safety Committee.  A few years ago, I retired from the U.S. Navy where I served as an aircraft commander and flight instructor as well as holding leadership and management positions in Operations, Safety, Maintenance, and Quality Assurance.  While on active duty, I had the opportunity to deploy with both the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and the USS ENTERPRISE and had the opportunity to fly throughout the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf.  I am a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Aviation Safety Officer Course as well as the Aircrew Coordination Instructor Training Course; I served on a mishap investigation team responsible for both onsite analysis and determining the causal factors of a catastrophic crash of a Navy Aircraft outside Tallahassee Florida and was involved with Florida’s Gulf Region Airspace Strategic Initiative (GRASI) as a member of the Stakeholders Working Group where I had the opportunity to work closely with the FAA and other regional aviation leaders.  I’ve accumulated over 5,300 flight hours and over 190 Carrier Landings.  While in the Navy I had the opportunity to fly the C-2A Greyhound, T-45C Goshawk, T-2C Buckeye, and the Navy’s newest trainer the T-6A Texan II.  I hold a Master degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel.  In my off time I enjoy sailing, scuba diving, and working around the house. I have been a PADI Certified Open Water Diver since 1983 and have explored the waters of Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Red Sea.

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • ASCI 202: Intro to Aeronautical Science

ASCI 309, ASCI 602, ASCI 620, SFTY 320, SFTY 330, SFTY 350, SFTY 462, SFTY 409