Linda V. Weiland
- Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation; Program Coordinator, M.S. in Aviation Maintenance
- Linda.Weiland@erau.edu Email
- Department of Graduate Studies
- College of Aviation
Office HoursAs needed by an appointment. email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of ExpertiseHuman Factors, Air traffic Control and Management, Aviation Maintenance Management, Developer of courses to include, both graduate and undergraduate courses, Massive Open Online Courses, and Professional Education courses
Dr. Linda Weiland has been working with Embry Riddle since 1994, starting as an Adjunct, then a Campus Director and currently a Fulltime Faculty in the College of Aeronautics. She is currently the Program Chair of the Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics. Her passions are in Human Factors in Aviation and Aeronautical Industrial Engineering. Dr. Weiland's Ph.D. is in Human Factors. Her Dissertation was on Implications between UAV and ATM systems in commercial airspace incorporation. Linda is also currently pursuing joint research at the University of Witwatersrand in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering, Johannesburg, South Africa (SA). Her topic of interest is Resilience of communication in ATM, with a focus on aeronautical and industrial engineering methodologies and theoretical framework. Dr. Weiland teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and is a course developer.
Linda began her career in aviation in the United States Navy in 1975 as an enlisted air traffic controller. After completing her Bachelor’s degree from Embry Riddle Linda accepted a commission and became a Naval Officer, and spent 16 years as an Aeronautical Maintenance Duty Officer, retiring as a highly decorated Navy Lieutenant Commander. During Linda’s active duty, she completed the first of her two Master’s degrees with Embry Riddle and began serving as an adjunct professor in 1993 for ERAU. After completing a successful career in the Navy, Linda spent four years at a major airline as a Liaison Engineer ensuring complete airworthiness with the Federal Aviation Association coordinating all aircraft modifications for Boeing aircraft, specializing in mechanical, structural and fuel systems. She was the primary weight and balance engineer and served as the Director of Project Management on over 36 projects to include maintenance modernization and establishing new routes for the airline. In 2006, Linda accepted the Director of Academic Support for the Embry-Riddle Kaneohe Center. In 2011, Dr. Weiland joined the COA as full-time faculty.
She serves on committees at ERAU and in global organizations. Currently, she serves as an elected ERAU Faculty Senator. She is a reviewer for aviation journals globally to include Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and has been on several Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) panels. She works with high schools and colleges around the world in Robotics, and STEM endeavors. Linda is the current Outreach Coordinator of the Women in Aviation International (WAI) ERAU Worldwide Virtual Chapter working closely with ERAU, WAI and girls in South Africa. She is also active in the WAI Honolulu Chapter. She is also a member of AWAM and WMA. Linda works with the Aeronautical Society of South Africa, which is part of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Girls Fly Programme Africa, and the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE), She presented and published her Conceptual Framework with her SA Ph.D. Supervisors through SAIIE 31st Annual (virtual) conference in 2021 and continues to review papers for SAIIE. She also is active in Zonta, as a past Honolulu President, Area Director, and current District 9 Leadership and Development Coordinator. Linda is a past president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Linda's certifications include FAA Control Tower Operator (CTO), Defense acquisition certified. DAWIA level II Acquisition AQD, Manufacturing, and Production. DAWIA Acquisition Professional Community APC, APM fully qualified. DAWIAI level I logistics support, and logistics maintenance.
Dr. Weiland has published articles and given presentations in aviation-related fields internationally, often with faculty and students. She is interested in global research in aviation, diversity and inclusion.
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors, Capitol Technology University
- M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics: Air Traffic Control Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ratings and Certificates
- BSAS 330: Acft Accident Investigation
- COIN 696: Graduate Internship
- ASCI 411: Human Factors in ATM
- BSAS 320: Human Factors in Avia Safety
- ASCI 491: Oper'l Apps in Aeronautics
- AASI 613: Sustainable Air Traffic Manage
AMNT 416 Aviaiton Maintenance Mgmt: A global perspective, AMNT 322 Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs, AMNT 424 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, AMNT 429 Advanced Technologies in Design and Production, AMNT 491 Operational Applications in Aviation Maintenance
ASCI 301 Introduction to Air Traffic Control, ASCI 303 Tower and Radar for Air Traffic Control and Management , ASCI 403 Air Traffic Management , ASCI 411 Human Factors in Air Traffic Management, ASCI 426 Airport Management in ATM, ASCI 491 Operational Applications in Aeronautics
ASCI 606 Global Air Traffic Management, 620 Air Carrier Operations, ASCI 624 Global Aviation Leadership: Critical Decision Making in Air traffic Systems , ASCI 625 The role of Airports in Global Air Traffic Management
COIN Co-Operative Education and Internship 496, 497, 498, 696 (The student will gain practical learning experience in full-time or part-time employment that is related to the student's degree program and career goals. Course title and level are based on work assignment.)
MAVM 601 Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations, 605 Global Maintenance Resource Management, MAVM 609 Aviation Maintenance Management, 615 Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations, 620 Project Management for Aviation Maintenance
- Space Commercialization and the Rise of Constellations: The Resulting Impact on the Kessler Effect Linda Weiland (2023)
- SME Coffee Hour: Human Factors: Dirty DozenNorms and Complacency Linda Weiland (2022)
- AeSSA Young Professionals Forum Webinar \u201cTechnologies and Skills that will GearUp the Aerospace Industry Post Pandemic\u201d - A Global Perspective with an emphasis on South Africa October 2021 Linda Weiland (2022)
- Let's Get Serious About It: Plastic-Free Campus Initiative Sustainability Conference (2022)
- Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Simulations for Civilian, Ab Initio Pilot Training Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research (2022)
- Stroboscopic Augmented Reality as an Approach to Mitigate Gravitational Transition Effects During Interplanetary Spaceflight International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace (2022)
- Community-Based Rehabilitation's Effectiveness In Reducing Singapore Juvenile Recidivism Introduction to Research Methods RSCH 202 (2021)
- Implications Between UAV and ATM Systems In Commercial Airspace Incorporation: Dissertation Defense Linda Weiland (2021)
- Implications Between UAV and ATM Systems in Commercial Airspace Incorporation Linda Weiland (2021)
- Evaluating the Impact of NextGen\u2019s Air Traffic System on Aviation Security Linda Weiland (2021)
- ENSURING SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SOUTH AFRICA WITH COMPLEXITY AND WHOLE-OF-SOCIETY THEORY APPROACHES Linda Weiland (2020)
- Combining Technology and Human Interaction in STEM through Innovation to Drive Passion for the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) (2020)
- Assessing Cognitive Processing and Human Factors Challenges in NextGen Air Traffic Control Tower Team Operations Publications (2020)
- A Change in the Dark Room: The Effects of Human Factors and Cognitive Loading Issues for NextGen TRACON Air Traffic Controllers Publications (2019)
- Evaluating the Impact of NextGen\u2019s Air Traffic System on Aviation Security Publications (2018)
- Gender diversity in aircraft maintenance: a cross-sectional triangulation of male perspectives Linda Weiland (2018)
- Identification of Air Traffic Management Principles Influential in the Development of an Airport Arrival Delay Prediction Model Ian McAndrew (2018)
- Aircraft Cyber Security and Information Exchange Safety Analysis for Department of Commerce Publications (2016)
- Identification of Air Traffic Management Principles Influential in the Development of an Airport Arrival Delay Prediction Model David C. Ison (2015)
- Identification of Air Traffic Management Principles Influential in the Development of an Airport Arrival Delay Prediction Model Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research (2015)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
2021 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Transportation Research Board (TRB) panel member 10-27 -National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2021. Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) to Manage Adverse Conditions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26090. Http://nap.edu/26090.
2020 L.V. Weiland, C. Law and B.P. (2020). Ensuring Sustainable and Resilient Air Traffic Management Systems for South Africa with Complexity and Whole -of- Society Theory Approaches. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering Nov 2020 Vol 31 ( 3 ) Special edition, pp 97-109.
2018 Weiland, L., Wei, G. (2018) Evaluating the Impact of NextGen’s Air Traffic System on Aviation Security. Presented at International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (CAMME)
2016 Ison, D., Herron, R. & Weiland, L. (2016) Two decades of progress of minorities in aviation. Journal of Aviation technology and Engineering, 6 (1). Doi: 10.7771/2159-6670.1141
2016 Newcomer, J. M., Clark, P. J., Button, D. K., & Weiland, L. V. (2016). Gender diversity in aircraft maintenance: A cross-sectional triangulation of male perspectives. Journal of Gender Studies, 25(6), 1-13. doi:10.1080/09589236.2016.1243046
2016 Holt, T.B., Moallemi, M., Weiland, L., Earnhardt, M., & McMullen, S. Department of Commerce. (2016). Aircraft cyber security and information exchange safety analysis for the department of commerce.
2016 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Transportation Research Board (TRB) – Project 11-03/Synthesis/Topic S02-16 FY2016- Airport Experience with Implementing Notifications Required by the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule project panelist
2016 Burgess, S., Ison, D., Sanders, B., Vincenzi, D., Weiland, L., & Whealan-George, K. (2016). Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom (TVC). Grant application for FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance.
2015 McAndrew, I., Ison, D., Moran, K., Weiland, L., (2015). Identification of Air Traffic Management Principles Influential in the Development of an Airport Arrival Delay Prediction Model ERAU Journal of Aviation /Aerospace Education and Research – 2015
2021 Weiland, L.V. Technologies and Skills that will GearUp the Aerospace Industry Post Pandemic. Presented at the Aeronautical Society of South Africa a Division of the royal Aeronautical Society 2021 virtual conference Young professionals forum webinar 15 October 2021.
2020 L. V. Weiland, B.P. Sunjka, C. Law (2020) Ensuring Sustainable Resilient Air Traffic Management Systems for South Africa with Complexity and Whole-of-Society Theory Approaches. Presented at the virtual South Africa Institute of Industrial Engineering Conference 2020 SAIIE 31 5-7 October 2020 Green "Being the Change"
2018 Weiland, L., Wei, G. (2018) Evaluating the Impact of NextGen’s Air Traffic System on Aviation Security. Presented at International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (CAMME)
2016 Ison, D, Herron, R., Wieland, L. (2016). The status of women faculty in four-year aviation higher education programs. Presentation presented at the Women in Aviation International, Nashville, TN. https://www.wai.org/16conference/educationsessions.cfm
2016 Moran, K and Weiland, L. Hosted Diversity and Inclusion Panel (A3IR) Conference 2016
2015 Clark, P., Wilson, G., Weiland, L. (2015). “Analyzing the Importance of Aviation Diversity and Inclusion?” Paper Presented at Aviation/Aerospace/Aeronautics International Research (A3IR) Conference 2015
2014 Clark, P., Wilson, G., Weiland, L (2014). Women in Aviation: Have We Reached our Ceiling? Submitted and presented at Bollinger-Rosado Symposium 2014
Experience: Dr. Linda Weiland is an Assistant Professor, Full Time Faculty at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide and the College of Aeronautics. Linda teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and is a course developer. Linda is currently assigned to the Undergraduate Department and recently became the Program Coordinator for the BSA degree. Prior to serving as the PC for the BSA she was the Assistant Program Coordinator for the BSAvM. She also led the development of a graduate Specialization and an undergraduate minor in Global Air Traffic Management. Likewise, Linda is a member of the Faculty Senate as a Senator for the COA, serving on the Faculty Handbook and Research Committees. She is the first President of the ERAU Worldwide Women in Aviation International Virtual Chapter and sits on the Board as the Outreach Coordinator. In 2011, Linda accepted a full-time faculty position within the College of Aeronautics specializing in both air traffic control and aviation maintenance. Prior to her current position Dr. Weiland served the College of Aeronautics as the Liaison to the Singapore Campus, both assistant and Program Chair for the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance degree program, Aeronautical Science Discipline Chair and Air Traffic Control Discipline Chair. In 2006, Linda accepted the Director of Academic Support for the Embry-Riddle Kaneohe Center. Prior to that Linda was adjunct faculty for over 10 years. Before Joining ERAU full-time Dr. Weiland completed 26 years in Aviation (air traffic control and aeronautical maintenance duty officer) in the US Navy and six years as a liaison engineer for a major airline.
Research: interests are in the air transportation industry worldwide, focusing on Human Factors in Global Air Traffic Control and Management and aviation Maintenance management with a special interest in safe, secure and efficient airspace, airport management, aviation maintenance and aviation curriculum development. She has worked with fellow colleagues in research for the Airport Cooperative Research Program Transportation Research Board (TRB) under The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is active in the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and a member of both their publication and cyber committees. Also active in International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE), International Academy of Science and Engineering for Development (IASED), Department of Commerce, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and other air transportation and diversity areas.
Reviewer, Member Science - International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE) in both Europe and Asia (2016- present)
Reviewer and technical committee International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic engineering (CAMME) (2016 – present)
Reviewer, International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace (IJAAA) (2014- present)
Reviewer, Collegiate Aviation Review (CAR) (2014- present)
Researcher, editor, reviewer Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) – member of the Publication and Cyber Security Committees (2011 – present)
Participated in FAA Mega Maintenance Conferences in Hawaii (2008-2012)
Participated in Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA), a division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (2019-Present) Facilitated the virtual Young Professionals networking forum as Guest Speak and coordinator (2021)
Member South Africa Institute for Industrial Engineering (2019- present) - Presented and reviewed at 2020 virtual conference, reviewer for 2021 conference
Member, University Aviation Association (UAA) (2014- present)
Member, Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers (HSKME) (2014- present)
Member, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) (2015- present)
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2016- present)
Member, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (2014- present)
Member, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) (2014- present)
Member Woman in Aviation International (WAI) (2002-present)
Member Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) (2012- present)
Program Coordinator BSA Degree (2021)
Assistant Program Coordinator BSAvM degree (2016-2021)
College of Aeronautics Member Student engagement (2018-2020)
College of Aeronautics Member Communication across the Curriculum Committee (2018 – present)
College of Aeronautics Member Faculty Council College of Aeronautics (2018- present)
Elected Faculty Senate ERAU Worldwide (2013- 2018 -2021- present)
Chair for Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, ERAU Worldwide (2012- 2018)
Member, of Faculty Handbook Committee ERAU (2015- 2018 -2019- present)
Member Curriculum Management Tool Design Review Committee (2012)
President, Women in Aviation International ERAU Worldwide Chapter (2015-2016) Current Board member
Member, Diversity track committee at the 2016 AIR3 Conference (2014 - 2016)
Co-Chair on Focus group for Next Generation of Aviation Professionals ERAU (2014- 2016)
Member design and development of minor course of study under BS in Aviation Maintenance, the Aviation Maintenance Operations Minor (2013)
Course Developer ASCI 327 Aviation Workforce Management in a Global Environment (2013), ASCI 411 Human Factors in Air traffic Management 2020, MAVM 60 Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations, MAVM 609 Aviaiton Maintenance Management
Assisted Team Hawaii on Aviation Accreditation Board International (ABBI) (2009-2012)
Faculty representation College of Aeronautics to Singapore (2014- 2016)
Lead on graduate specialization in Air Traffic Management (2016 2017)
Assisted with ERAU Hawaii Graduation (2006 present- 2017)
Member, ERAU Alumni Association active with Hawaii group (2004- present)
Assisted in the 12-9 week compression project of Undergraduate courses (2011)
Assisted team Hawaii presenting ERAU programs to local airports and outer island locations
Assisted Anchorage Campus and participated in the Alaska Airman’s Association conference (2014)
State of Hawaii Governors Women Veterans Subcommittee (2012-2016 - 2021 - present)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) –Past Honolulu President (2001- to present)
Zonta – Past Honolulu President and Area Director (2004- present), leadership and development Coordinator 2016-President, Vice President Local Chapter 2021-Present)
Junior League (2002- present)
Daughter of the American Revolution (2007- present)
Pearl Harbor Yacht Club Past Commodore
International order of the Blue Gavel (2010- present)
Volunteer, Kaneohe Yacht Club (2015- present)
Volunteer, Vets America (2014- present)
Volunteer, high school robotics judge (2012 present)
Ambassador to Cuba on a People-to-People trip (2012)
Ambassador to Poland on a Zonta trip speaking on Status of Women US/Warsaw (2012)
Formal presentations on gender issues for woman in Cuba to professional organizations in Hawaii (2012)
Member, Women in Aviation Scholarship Committees (2012 - present)
Memberships and Credentials
Linda is on the editorial staff of three Aviation Journals and works with high schools around the country in Robotics, Z-Girls, and STEM endeavors. Linda is also the Past President of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and ZONTA in Hawaii. She has also been on boards and committees for Women in Aviation, Jr. League, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Linda's certifications include Federal Aviation Administration Control Tower Operator (CTO); Defense acquisition certified. DAWIA level II Acquisition AQD, Manufacturing and Production. DAWIA Acquisition Professional Community APC, APM fully qualified. DAWIAI level I logistics support, and logistics maintenance.
Her professional memberships include University Aviation Association; Air Traffic Control Association; Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International; Women in Aviation/ Woman Military Aviators/Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance; Professional Aviation Maintenance Association; American Association of University Women; and Zonta.
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
2018- CAMME Best Paper Presentation Evaluating the Impact of NextGen’s Air Traffic Systems on Aviation Security Weiland, L., Wei, G.
2016 – International Academy of Science and Engineering for Development 2016 – Received two Certificates of Appreciation from ERAU for continuing support of Massive Open Online Courses
2016- 2015 - International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE) research reviewer letter of appreciation
2015 - Received President’s Citation of Merit from President and CEO of Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) as a member of the ATCA Publication committee for exemplary work in air traffic control and overall enhancement of and contribution to air traffic control and the aviation community