James Durwin Jr.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
College of Aviation

​Born and raised in New Hampshire, Jim now lives in Thomasville, GA and works full time as the Deputy Director of Aviation at the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) in Tallahassee, FL. In this role, Jim is responsible for overall airport operations, public safety (law enforcement & fire/rescue services), airport security, facility management, airfield maintenance and emergency preparedness at TLH. He has been employed by the Tallahassee Airport since July 2000.  In February 2013, he retired from the US Air Force Reserve after more than 20 years of military service (8+ years active duty, the remainder a combo of ANG and AF Reserve duty). Jim has a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Aeronautics with a Minor in Aviation Safety from ERAU and a dual specialization Master's Degree in Management & Aviation Safety from ERAU. Jim is also a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and active in several industry-related professional associations and committees.

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Management and Aviation Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics: Aviation Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Certified Member (C.M.), American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)