Jennifer O'Bryon

Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Business
Department of Business Administration
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

Anytime by appointment

Areas of Expertise

Doctorate of Business Administration (ABD) Northcentral University

PhD Business Administration (attending) Capella University



Jennifer O'Bryon has worked in the Aviation Industry for over 30 years.  She served 4 years in the Air Force, provided airport consultant services for the Mid-America/Scott AFB Joint Use project, worked in state government as an airport planner, policy analyst, airport manager, and airport project manager.  She was also the Deputy Director at the Portland International Jetport and a Senior Airport Planner in Anchorage, Alaska.  She has taught several aviation business administration courses and provided assistance in curriculum and course development, as well as academic program assessments. 

She holds her private pilots license (fixed and rotor wing) and has worked with many computer software programs.  She continues to explore new technologies and managerial methods applicable to the aviation industry.  She completed All but the Dissertation (ABD) in Northcentral University's Doctorate of Business Administration program and 40% of the coursework in the Capella University Ph.D. of Business Administration program.

Jennifer O'Bryon has provided aviation leadership throughout her career, in formal positions and as part of a team.  Her communication and interpersonal skills enhance her abilities to identify the root of current industry problems and provide analytical research to support practical solutions.  She values integrity, cooperation, work ethics, and respect as part of her core belief system.  She approaches everything she does with authenticity and understanding and has enjoyed a fulfilling career.

Jennifer O'Bryon intentionally developed her career path and has successfully adapted to new fields within the aviation industry.  Her curiosity and passion for understanding the people and environment around her has prepared her to succeed in finding new opportunities and acquiring new technological skills currently needed.  




  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science (Specialization: Av Aerospace Operations), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Certificate - The Power of Professionalism (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Leadership Communication (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Leadership Development Training (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Conflict Management Through an MBTI Lens (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Microsoft Access Forms 2003
  • Certificate - Leadership-Lessons Learned after Katrina (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Transportation NEPA for Department of Transportation Specialists
  • Certificate - Maine Emergency Transportation Seminar (Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration)
  • Certificate - Introduction to the Legislative Process (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Maine Leadership Institute (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Ethics and Moral Courage in a Public Organization (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Airport Security Coordinator Training School (AAAE)
  • Certificate - Communicating with Confidence (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - OD- Related Methods (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - OD - Organization Improvement (Maine Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - The Art of Teamwork (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Effective Meetings (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Dealing with Difficult Customer Behaviors (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - Effective Communication (State of Maine)
  • Certificate - MicroStation Fundamentals
  • Certificate - NEPA Transportation Decision-Making (Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Power Point Introduction
  • Certificate - The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Certificate - Introduction to ArcView GIS
  • Certificate - Airport Master Records Training (Center for Aviation Research & Education)
  • Certificate - Volunteer Aviation Safety Counselor (U.S. Department of Transportation)
  • Certificate - Certificate of Training: Nuclear Weapons Specialist (USAF)
  • PPL - Private Pilot License

  • MGMT 408: Airport Management
  • BSAB 418: Airport Administration&Finance
  • BSAB 426: International Aviation Mgmt

ASCI 401 - Airport Operations and Development

ASCI 645 - Airport Management

MGMT 408 - Airport Management

MGMT 412 - Airport Planning and Design

BSAB 418 - Airport Administration and Finance

MGMT 415 - Airline Management

MGMT 419 - Aviation Maintenance Management

BSAB 425 - Trends and Current Problems in Aviation

BSAB 426 - International Aviation Management


ERAU-WW - Program Chair, Associate/Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (2011 - present)

Daniel Webster College - Instructor (2012 - 2013)

University of Alaska - Instructor (2012)

Alaska Department of Transportation - Airport Leasing Specialist (2011 - 2012)

DOWL-HKM Aviation Consultants - Senior Airport Planner (2011)

Portland International Jetport - Deputy Airport Director (2008 - 2011)

Maine Department of Transportation - Aviation Policy Analyst/Aviation Planning Specialist (1997 - 2008)

Augusta State Airport - Airport Manager (2005 - 2006)

City of Boise, Boise International Airport - Airport Operation Specialist (1196 - 1997)

Sverdrup Aviation - Airport Operations Planner (1993 - 1996)

National Business Systems - Graphic Artist (1991 - 1993)

United States Air Force - Nuclear Weapons Technician (1986 - 1990)

Asheville High School, North Carolina - High school diploma (1982)


Maine Department of Transportation Office of State Training & Organizational Development:

  • The Power of Professionalism - May 2008
  • Leadership Communication - May 2008
  • Leadership Development Training - June 2007
  • Conflict through MBTI Lens- April 2007
  • Leadership Lessons Learned from Katrina - November 2006
  • Introduction to the Legislative Process - October 2006
  • Maine Leadership Institute - September 2006
  • Ethics and Moral Courage in Public Administration - November 2005
  • Communicating with Confidence - May 2005
  • Organizational Development - Related Methods - March 2005
  • Organizational Development - Organizational Improvement - January 2005
  • Effective Meetings - October 2004
  • The Art of Teamwork - October 2004
  • Dealing with Difficult Customers - September 2004
  • Effective Communication - August 2004

American Association of Airport Executives:

  • Airport Security Coordinator Training School - November 2007

Department i Homeland Security:

  • Maine Emergency Transportation Seminar - November 2003