Adjunct
Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems Engr Dept
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

Areas of Expertise

Teaching methods and tools, systems engineering tools and methods, complex systems modeling and simulation, and mission planning and analysis

Hamilton (Tony) Hagar has taught at Embry-Riddle since joining the College of Engineering in 2003. His background is aerospace engineering (PhD, University of Texas, '73), having spent 20+ years with NASA/JPL, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and industry as both employee and consultant. Throughout that time his focus has been on space mission analysis and navigation, broadening into general systems analysis and engineering.

In 2005, he developed and began teaching a suite of well-received courses in systems engineering. While his interests continue in theoretical astrodynamics, space navigation, and space mission analysis, more recently his attention has turned to complex systems theory, including the issues of adaptability and emergent properties.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas System : Austin