Faculty Research Interests

Thomas Carney's Research Interests

  • The impact of weather on aviation operations
  • Synoptic-scale dynamics and energetics, and the interactions between synoptic- and mesoscale motion fields
  • High performance turbine flight operations
  • High altitude/high speed flight operations
  • Corporate flight department management

Robert Cox's Research Interests

  • International Construction Project Collaboration
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Education
  • Conceptual Design / Conceptual Estimating
  • Cost Analysis and Trends
  • Integrated Construction Project Delivery
  • Training and Workforce Development / Human Resource Management
  • Internet-Based Collaborative Management Systems
  • Technology Applications in Construction
  • Performance Measurement Systems
  • Total Quality Management / Continuous Improvement Principles
  • Strategic Planning

Brian Dillman's Research Interests

  • Methods for implementing a safety culture in a collegiate aviation environment
  • Advanced upset training applicable to the airlines and aircraft control issues
  • Identifying methods to determine the probability of success and increasing student retention in aviation flight program

Richard Fanjoy's Research Interests

  • Advanced Transportation Aircraft Operations
  • Advanced flight instrumentation
  • Flight student cognition and achievement motivation
  • Aviation Human Factors
  • Aviation Globalization

Thomas Hagovsky's Research Interests

  • Distance education
  • Computing (WWW integration into education process)
  • Human Factors dealing with the pilot maintenance technician communications and interactions

Mary Johnson's Research Interests

  • Lean Manufacturing systems
  • Supply Chain management
  • Production systems operations
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Quality function deployment

Denver Lopp's Research Interests

  • Evaluation of Soy-Diesel Fuel Blends
  • Turbine Engine Operation Using Soybean Methyl Ester Blends
  • Human Factors research in airline line maintenance operations
  • Communications of Aircraft Malfunctions Between Flight, Maintenance, and Technical Support Personnel

Chien-tsung Lu's Research Interests

  • Safety Management Systems
  • Airport Security
  • Risk Management in Aviation Systems

John Mott's Research Interests

  • Stochastic modeling of aviation processes
  • Aviation applications of Bayesian inference
  • Educational assessment and distance learning
  • Airline quality measurement and improvement

Michael Nolan's Research Interests

  • Air traffic control technologies, procedures, air traffic management and controller training systems
  • Airline operations, high performance flight planning
  • Computer network theory and operation, computer assisted instruction and training

Dale Oderman's Research Interests

  • Air transportation Fundamentals
  • Aviation History
  • Airline Operations and Management
  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • Business Ethics
  • Communications Skills

Donald Petrin's Research Interests

  • Aviation Human Factors and Crew Resource Management
  • Advanced Aircraft Automation
  • Globalization Concepts and Implementation
  • Development of Aviation Safety Decision Matrices

Timothy Ropp's Research Interests

  • Safety Management Systems
  • NextGen Technology Innovation in Air Vehicle Maintenance Operations
  • Lead faculty: Hangar of the Future Research Laboratory

David Stanley's Research Interests

  • Biofuels testing and development
  • Propulsion development
  • Extended and Advanced Aircraft Support

Ronald Sterkenburg's Research Interests

  • Composite and Metallic Aircraft Structural Repair
  • Composite Material Manufacturing

James Thom's Research Interests

  • Inappropriate Crew Response to engine malfunction
  • Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems
  • Engineering Design Support and Logistics Analysis
  • Female and Minority Careers in Aerospace Technologies
  • Distance Education

Bernard Wulle's Research Interests

  • Accident Investigation
  • Communication issues between flight crews and ground support technicians
  • Gender issues in the aviation industry
  • Regional Airline operations

John Young's Research Interests

  • Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Airline Operations and Procedures
  • Transport Aircraft Systems Training and Related Instructional Technologies