Robert Joslin

Title
Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
Email
Department
Department of Graduate Studies
College
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Robert Joslin

Dr. Robert Joslin currently serves as  an Associate Professor of Practice with ERAU-Worldwide. He previously served as the FAA’s Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Technology and an FAA flight test pilot, and prior to that he was a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and a military test pilot.

He is a Fellow with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Associate Fellow with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Full Member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and a Full Member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. Dr. Joslin holds FAA ratings and military qualifications in aircraft ranging from large transports and military/business jets, to general aviation airplanes, seaplanes, helicopters, gliders, powered lift aircraft, and unmanned aircraft with over 10,000 accident-free flight hours in over 100 aircraft types.

Dr. Joslin has served on various national/international committees involved in developing regulations and certification standards for new technology and has over 60 published manuscripts in various aviation periodicals. He also was a "Marine One" pilot for the President of the United States under the Bush Sr. administration, a 1994 NASA Astronaut Candidate finalist, an Assistant Professor of Aerodynamics and Aviation Safety at the Naval Postgraduate School, and is completely bilingual/bicultural having been raised in Latin America. His research areas of particular interest include, but not limited to, human factors in aircraft design, integration of new cockpit technologies, unmanned aircraft systems, urban air mobility, and certification flight test risk management.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

  • ICAP Federal Aviation Safety Officer Training
  • Engineering Test Pilot course
  • CFI - Certified Flight Instructor
  • Remote Pilot
  • Airline Transport Pilot

  • ASCI 516: Appl Crew Resource Mgmt
  • DAV 901: Dissertation Research 1
  • DAV 902: Dissertation Research 2
  • UNSY 691: Graduate Capstone Course
  • SFTY 320: Human Factors in Avia Safety
  • ASCI 638: Human Factrs in Unman Aero Sys
  • UNSY 503: Legal & Reg Iss in Unman'd Sys
  • UNSY 431: Unmanned Systems HF Consider