Timothy B. Holt

Dean and Professor, College of Aviation
Applied Aviation Sciences Department
Prescott College of Aviation
Prescott campus

Office Hours

Walk-in, or by appointment

Areas of Expertise

Aviation Safety

Accident Investigation

Airport Management

Anti-Terrorism/Security Management

Aviation/Flight Training & Education

Aviation Human Factors (fatigue, communication, etc.)

Military

Operations Management

Strategic Management

System Safety Management

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)


Dr. Holt is the Dean of the College of Aviation, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.  In this position he is responsible for the strategic direction of the college. Focusing on accreditation, curriculum, and external relations. He represents the college on the President's Council, Academic Council, Dean's Council and Campus Council.  Additionally, Dr. Holt teaches in the Applied Aviation Sciences Department.

Previously, he served a twenty-two year career in the United States Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.  A Naval Aircrewman while on active duty, he operated on both fixed wing (P-3 Orion) and rotary wing (MH-60S KnightHawk) aircraft logging over 2,500 hours as both a Flight Instructor and Evaluator.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in ED - Educational Leadership, Northcentral University
  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Profess Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.S. - Associate of Science in Profess Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • AS 322: Op & Ind Aspects of UAS
  • MSF 616: Safety Training & Leadership

  • AS 120; Principles of Aeronautical Science
  • AS 121; Private Pilot Operations
  • AS 207; Introduction to Aviation Research Methods
  • AS 322; Operational and Industrial Aspects of Unmanned Systems (UAS)
  • AS 323; CRM for UAS
  • AS 380; Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques
  • AS 387; Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • AS 402; Airline Operations
  • SF 210; Introduction to Aerospace Safety
  • MSF 613; Aviation Safety
  • MSF 655; Airline and Operations Safety Management
  • UNIV 101; College Success

Ward, P., Holt, T., Luedtke, J., & Perry, J.  (2017). Relationship of General Aviation Hypoxia Statistics to Post-Secondary Training Programs. 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium: Science Speaker Series. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott.  6 Oct 2017.

Bennett, M., Bowen, B., Holt, T., Luedtke, J., Olaganathan, R., & Quigley, K.  (2017). Differentiating the Business Model and Attaining Success, A Case Study of Singapore Airlines’ Strategies.  Proceedings of the Clute International Academic Conference on Business.  Las Vegas, NV.  8-12 Oct, 2017.

Watson, H., Bowen, B., Ehrensperger, D., Holt, T., & Luedtke, J.  (2017). Impact Factor and Scholarly Research: The Traditional Media with a Social Media Influence.  Proceedings of the Clute International Academic Conference on Business.  Las Vegas, NV.  8-12 Oct, 2017.

Bowen, B., Luedtke, J., Bennett, M., Holt, T., & Headley, D.  (2017). The Airline Quality Rating 2017: Results and Impact Factor.  Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Riverside, CA.  11-15 Sept, 2017.

Perry, J., Luedtke, J., Spencer, B., & Holt, T.  (2017). Using SWIVL as an Effective Digital Learning Tool in Air Traffic Control.  Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Riverside, CA.  11-15 Sept, 2017.

Holt, T., Bowen, B., Luedtke, J., Groh, D., & Burgess, S.  (2017). The Industry Advisory Board Role as a Virtual Collaboratory for Undergraduate Research and Capstone Development.  Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Riverside, CA.  11-15 Sept, 2017.

Perry, J., Young, J., Nilsson, S., Luedtke, J., Holt, T., Spencer, B., Cook, B., & Wilkerson, K.  (2017). Unmanned Air Traffic Control in a Manned Air Traffic World: An Innovative Solution to Integrating Unmanned Air Traffic into Controlled Airspace.  Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Riverside, CA.  11-15 Sept, 2017.

Bowen, B., Holt, T., Luedtke, J., Fink, M., Burgess, S., Ison, D., and Watson, H.  (2017). Designing a Virtual Collaboratory:  Accelerating Research Connectivity. Presented at the Undergraduate Research Collaborations Conference. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ - June 27-29, 2017.

Holt, T., Bowen, B., Bowen, E., Boettcher, A., Groh, T., Groh, D., & Luedtke, J. (2017). A Missing Link? Assessing the Connection between Student Research Skills and Capstone Performance.  Presented at the Undergraduate Research Collaborations Conference. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ - June 27-29, 2017.

McIntire, S., Merkt, J., Luedtke, J., Holt, T., Bowen, B., & Brown, J. (2017). Advancement in Pedagogical Foundations: Developing Language Proficiency for Student Success. The International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP), Dayton, Ohio, 8-11 May 2017.

Bowen, B.D., Ehrensperger, D.A., Groh, D., Holt, T.B., Luedtke, J.R., Pavlina, J.M., Perry, J.C.,Roth, S., Thomas, S.K., & Kuhn, M. (2017). Scholarship of Learning: An Outcomes Oriented Approach.  Presented at the 1st Annual Faculty Awards Banquet. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, April 20, 2017.

Holt, T., Luedtke, J, & Schindler, C. (2017). General Aviation Hypoxia and Reporting Statistics. Proceedings of the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Memphis, April 6-8, 2017. UNC-Asheville Publications.

Bowen, B.D., Ehrensperger, D.A., Holt, T.B., Luedtke, J.R., & Watson, H.M. (2017). The Future Outlook of Social Media usage for Scholarly Research. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. Glendale, AZ, April 1, 2017.  

Holt, T., Luedtke, J., & Schindler, C. (2017). The Vulnerabilities of Hypoxic Events within General Aviation. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. Glendale, AZ, April 1, 2017.  

Holt, T., Luedtke, J., & Schindler, C. (2017). Undergraduate Research on General Aviation Hypoxia: A Student’s Perspective. Presented at Discovery Day. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ – March 31, 2017.  

Bowen, D., Ehrensperger, D., Holt, T., Luedtke, J, & Watson, H. (2017). A Student’s Perspective on the Utilization of Social Media for Scholarly Research. Presented at Discovery Day. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ – March 31, 2017.

Holt, T.B. (2017, February).  Building a Collaborating Culture; A Need for Partnership Among K-12 and Postsecondary Institutions.  ACTEAZ Midwinter Leadership Conference.  February 2, 2017, Prescott, AZ.

Olaganathan, R., Holt, T.B., & Luedtke, J. (2017). Modelling Fatigue for Management Decision Making: A Case Study. The 29th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV, 30-31 Jan 2017.

Bowen, B., Luedtke, J., Holt, T.B., Ehrensperger, D., & Watson, H. (2017). Impact Factor and Scholarly Research: The Traditional Media with a Social Media Influence. The 20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV, 30-31 Jan 2017.

Holt, T.B., Luedtke, J., & Schindler, C. (2017). The Utilization of Peer Mentorship and its Positive Impact on Student Retention. The 20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV, 30-31 Jan 2017.

Bowen, B.D., Holt, T.B., Vasigh, B., Ison, D., Burgess, S., Fink, M. & et al. (2016, October). Institute for Global Air Transport Analytics (IGATA) – An ERAU Center of Research Excellence. Submitted to ERAU Accelerate Research Initiative for $50,000. Pre-proposal-approved.

Holt, T.B. (2016, October). Unmanned Systems Institute Conference. Submitted to Faculty Research Development Program Travel Grant for $2010. Approved.

Luedtke, J., Bowen, B., Holt, T.B., Fink, M., Watson, H.  “Leveraging the Dissemination of Scholarly Works.” Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Omaha, NE.  28-30 Sept, 2016.

Luedtke, J., Holt, T.B., McIntire, S., Merkt, J., Brown, J.  “Maximizing Student Success: Mastering Aviation English.” Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Omaha, NE.  28-30 Sept, 2016.

Luedtke, J., Holt, T.B., Merkt, J., Diels, Erica., Schindler, C. “Peer Counseling for Student Success in University Flight Education: A Case Example.”  Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Omaha, NE.  28-30 Sept, 2016.

Holt, T.B. “The Problem with Postsecondary Aviation Safety Training, as Voiced by Aviation Industry Professionals.” Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference.  Omaha, NE.  28-30 Sept, 2016.

Schindler, C., Luedtke, J., Diels, E., & Holt, T.B.  “Building Student Success and Retention through an Enhanced Peer Counseling Program.” 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium: Science Speaker Series. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott.  28 Sept 2016.

Schindler, C., Holt, T.B., & Luedtke, J.  (2016, September). Analysis of Hypoxia Survivors and General Aviation Reporting Statistics Ignite Grant Proposal. Submitted to ERAU Undergraduate Research Initiative for $1,600. Approved.

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.

Fink, M., Bowen, B., Holt, T.B. et al. (January 2016).  Conference Communique and Results of the Aviation/Aeronautics/Aerospace International Research Conference (A3iR Con), Phoenix, Arizona.

Holt, T.B. (2016). From customer service to self-service: The decline of passenger satisfaction (paper no. 24). Proceedings of the Aviation / Aeronautics / Aerospace International Research Conference 2016 (A3iR Con).

Holt, T.B. (16 Jan 2016).  Panelist: “Leadership/Innovation/Aerospace Technology/Applications.” Proceedings of the Aviation/Aeronautics/Aerospace International Research Conference (A3iR Con).

Holt, T.B., & Pittenger, L. (14 Jan 2016).  Co-chair: “Leadership Research.” Proceedings of the Aviation/Aeronautics/Aerospace International Research Conference (A3iR Con).

Holt, T.B. (2015). A case study concerning the inconsistencies in postsecondary programs. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-81022-0.

Holt, T.B. (2015). Post-secondary academic safety programs, and the need for a practicum in training (paper no. 19).  Proceedings of the Aviation / Aeronautics / Aerospace International Research Conference 2015 (A3iR Con).

Conference Panelist:

Holt, T.B. (16 Jan 2016).  Panelist: “Leadership/Innovation/Aerospace Technology/Applications.” Proceedings of the Aviation/Aeronautics/Aerospace International Research Conference (A3iR Con).

Holt, T.B. (2015, January).  Arizona aerospace and defense (AZADA), and unmanned aircraft systems.  Arizona State University Skysong Complex.  January 13, 2015, Tempe, AZ.

Holt, T.B. (2014, February).  Panelist: “Arizona aerospace: Taking technology to the edge of space and to the forefront of national security.” Arizona State Senate Capitol Complex, 2015, Hearing Room 1.  February 18, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

Holt, T.B. (2013, November).  Panelist: “Leadership talent management.”  35th Annual ACC Conference and Symposium.  Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.  November, 2013, Tucson, AZ.

Holt, T.B. (2011, March).  Understanding human factors, a maintenance perspective.  15th Annual Greater Southwest Aviation Maintenance Technician Symposium.  Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  March, 2011, Mesa, AZ.

Media Appearances:

Holt, T.B. (2014). International task force meets to devise rules for flights over conflict zones.  CQ Roll Call, Interviewed by Curry, T.

Holt, T.B. (2014). What actually happens when a missile strikes a plane.  ABC News, Interviewed by Murray, R.

Holt, T.B. (2013). Taking the initiative, Tim Holt promotes STEM in Arizona high schools.  Go Gilbert Magazine, Interviewed by DePiano, M.

Dr. Holt personally developed long-range plans and programs which reduced both accidents and incidents, maximized personnel safety and minimized property loss. Proactive in every aspect of safety, took into account overall organizational accident prevention. Furthermore, authored Security Programs, Emergency Response Procedures Guides, and Internal Self-Evaluation Audits and Inspections. Provided in-depth knowledge of the airworthiness directive (AD) process, regulations and safety policies as well as both OSHA and EPA requirements which assured organizational success.

Selected to serve as the Curriculum Developer and Project Manager for the Aircrew Coordination Training course, the precursor to Crew Resource Management.

Taught Accident Investigation, The Safety Management System and Introduction to Annex 14 for Airports Council International (ACI) in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards to airport safety managers and staff located throughout the world.

Publications Reviewer for The Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research (JAAER), and The International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace (IJAAA).



Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) – Fellow

American Association of Airport Executives, (AAAE) - Certified Member

International Society of Air Safety Investigators, (ISASI) - Associate Member

University Aviation Association (UAA) - Active Member

Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) - Member

AZ/NV Academy of Science - Member

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - Member


Member, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society

ERAU-WW, 2014 Latitude Award; Models of Innovation