Aaron Glassman

Associate Professor, College of Business; Department Chair, Management and Technology
Department of Management and Technology
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

My door is always open!

Areas of Expertise

Management (Strategic, Change, & Technology)

Enterprise Architecture

Business Analytics / Evidence-Based Management

Leadership Development / Coaching

Aviation Applications


Dr. Glassman is an Associate Professor of Management and IT Strategy in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.  Dr. Glassman is the Chair of the Management & Technology  Department and previously served as the Program Chair of the Master of Science in Management (MSM) Program.  Prior to that he served as the Director of Academics for two ERAU-WW campuses.  Dr. Glassman began his career at ERAU over a decade ago as an adjunct while still working in the aviation industry.

Dr. Glassman has a Doctorate of Management with focus on Management and IT Strategy from the University of Maryland; a Master’s of Aeronautical Science with dual specialization in Aeronautics and Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Empire State College. 

Dr. Glassman has diverse set of applied interests including management, organizational behavior, IT strategy, analytics, enterprise architecture, teaching and technology, social responsibility, and applications of such in general business and the aviation industry.  His research has been published in Compensation and Benefits Review, Issues in Information Systems, Global Education Journal, International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, Journal of International Business Education, Air & Space Power Journal and Business Horizons. In addition, Dr. Glassman serves on the editorial board for the Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge (EABOK).

Dr. Glassman is an aviation enthusiast who founded a regional aviation training academy and leveraged technology to deliver rich, web-based content to aspiring pilots.  In addition, he is a FAA Safety Team representative, Gold Seal Flight Instructor (single/multi, instrument), and pro bono business consultant to women and minority owned business.  Dr. Glassman resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Nicole and son Zach.  He enjoys canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, swimming, tech projects, and anything that brings out his inner geek.    


  • D.Mgt. - Doctor of Management in Management, University of Maryland System : University College
  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Hum Fact Avia Sy and Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • MGMT 691: Management Capstone Course

Scholarly Journals

Bollenback, D., Glassman, A. (2018). Big Data in Higher Education: Adjunct Faculty Perceptions of Learning Analytics and Their Uses. Issues in Information Systems, xx(x), xxx-xxx.

Glassman, A., Glassman, M. (2017) The Use of Affinity Groups by Fortune 100 Firms. Journal of Business Diversity. 17(2)

Glassman, M., Glassman, A. (2016) Is dual-language marketing socially responsible?. Business Horizons. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2017.04.003

Halawi, L., Kappers, W., & Glassman, A. (2016). From enrollment to employment: A DACUM approach to information systems and information security and assurance curriculum design. Issues in Information Systems, 17(iii), 218-226.

Glassman, A., Opengart, R. (2016) Teaching Innovation and Creativity: Turning Theory into Practice.  Journal of International Business Education, 11, 113-132

Watkins, D., Newcomer, J. M., Earnhardt, M. P., Marion, J. W., Opengart, R. A., & Glassman, A. M. (2016). A cross-sectional investigation of the relationships education, certification, and experience have with knowledge, skills, and abilities among aviation professionals.International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(1).http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2016.1101

Newcomer, J. M., Glassman, A. M., DaCosta, A. D., & Fowler, J. A. (2016). Just checking the box? Or do our Airmen value their CCAF degree? Air & Space Power Journal,30(1), 30-45. http://www.au.af.mil/au/afri/aspj/article.asp?id=317

Glassman, A. M., Newcomer, J. M., Earnhardt, M. P., Opengart, R. A., Watkins, D. V., & Marion, J. W. (2015). Validating the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Composite Measure: An Aviation Industry Pilot Study. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(3).http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2015.1067

Glassman, M., Glassman, A., Champagne, P. J., & Zugelder, M. T. (2010). Evaluating pay-for-performance systems: Critical issues for implementation. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(4), 231-238. doi:10.1177/0886368710374391

McNatt, B., Glassman, M., & Glassman, A. (2010). The great academic-practitioner divide; A tale of two paradigms. Global Education Journal, 2010(3), 6-22


Book Chapters (peer-reviewed/collections)

Gray, T., Glassman, A, Lentz, C., Silver, G. (2017). The Impacts of Integrity and Ethics on Cybersecurity in Higher Education. In The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XII: Cybersecurity, 2017 (102-126). The Refractive Thinker® Press

Glassman, A, Lentz, C. (2016). The Paradox of Color Coding Leadership: Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys?. In The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XI: Women in Leadership, 2016 (153-174). The Refractive Thinker® Press

This book won the Axiom Business Book Award (silver) in the Women/Minorities in Business category - http://www.axiomawards.com/77/award-winners/2017-winners

Note:  These are not traditional book chapters but journal-quality, peer-reviewed papers published in chapter form. 


Dr. Glassman has been involved in aviation as a pilot for 17 years and aviation business management for 11 years as both an aviation business owner and consultant including work with regional airlines. Dr. Glassman also has served as an expert witness in numerous aviation-related court cases that involve aviation law, aircraft procedures, instrument procedures, airport ingress/egress, avigation easements, and the business of flight training.  He has also been sought after by those wishing to grow their aviation business as well as better leverage the power of data and analytics.   


Credentials: 

FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Instrument

FAA Advanced Ground Instructor

Certified Coach - International Coaching Federation

Memberships:

Academy of Management

International Association of Computer Information Systems

International Coach Federation

Online Learning Consortium

Council on Undergraduate Research

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

National Association of Flight Instructors​


2018 Reviewer of the Month (Jan): Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management Research

2017 Bronze Reviewer: Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice

2016 Faculty Member of the Year: ERAU Worldwide Latitude Awards

2016 Distinguished Service Award presented by Microsoft in support of the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy

2016 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award (College Nominee)

2012 Faculty Member of the Year (Nominee)

2010 High Five Award: Building an Aviation Themed High School Program

2005-2011 Master Flight Instructor designation from the National Association of Flight Instructors

Lifetime Achievement - Gold Seal Flight Instructor designation from the Federal Aviation Administration

2000 Hampton Roads Finest Pilot Award Presented by the Virginia Department of Aviation and Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic