Worldwide’s Ison Named 2017 President of UAA

Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has recently been elected as President of the University Aviation Association. He will serve as President Elect this year and take office in fall of 2017.

Ison, who has been with Worldwide since 2012, also is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, He has been involved in the aviation industry for 30 years during which he flew as a flight instructor and for both regional and major airlines. He has experience in a wide variety of aircraft from general aviation types to heavy transport aircraft. During his time at the regional airlines, he served as fleet chief pilot. While flying for a major airline, he was assigned to fly missions all over the world in a Lockheed L-1011. Most recently, he flew Boeing 737-800 aircraft throughout North and Central America.

He has conducted extensive research on aviation faculty, the participation of minorities in aviation higher education, survey methods, statistics in aviation research, unmanned aerial systems (privacy, legislation, and use in emergency response) and academic integrity. In addition to his works being published and presented at major academic and industry conferences, he serves as a reviewer for numerous aerospace and education scholarly journals.

UAA, a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 525 members representing 105 accredited colleges and universities around the world, plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs. For more information on UAA, go to



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