Experts

From aviation safety, aerospace physiology and astronomy, to cybersecurity, data analytics and management, Embry-Riddle’s 2,500 subject-matter experts are preparing the next generation of aviation and aerospace leaders. The faculty members listed here have indicated their willingness to speak with journalists and respond to media queries promptly. Reporters are asked to contact the Embry-Riddle News Team before reaching out to faculty.

Accident Investigation

Brickhouse, Anthony T.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Cutrer, Daniel A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Dickey, Archie
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Shappell, Scott A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Waldock, William D
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Aerospace Engineering

Anderson, Carolina L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Ashworth, Jeffrey C
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Attia, Magdy S.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Gudmundsson, Snorri
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Hayashibara, Shigeo
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Henderson, Troy
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Huayamave, Victor A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Ladesic, James
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Lanning, David B.
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Leishman, J. Gordon
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Madler, Ron
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Namilae, Sirish
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Perrell, Eric Royce
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Sensmeier, Mark
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Traub, Lance W
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Fabian, Michael K
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Gnanamanickam, Ebenezer P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Yeilaghi Tamijani, Ali
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Aerospace Physiology

Carr, Ronald L
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Divo, Eduardo A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

French, John
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Gaines, Karen F.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Huayamave, Victor A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Shappell, Scott A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Westbrooks, Charles L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Air Traffic Control

Coyne, William B.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Lauth, Martin R.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

McGuirk, Gregory
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Waller, Todd Hugh
NextGen Test Bed 
Daytona Beach  

Perry, Jennah C.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Aircraft Design

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Ashworth, Jeffrey C
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Gudmundsson, Snorri
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Ladesic, James
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Airline Industry

Abdelghany, Ahmed F.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Bazargan, Massoud
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Bender, Alan R.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Carr, Ronald L
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Dedmon, Stephen V.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Friedenzohn, Daniel
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Guzhva, Vitaly S.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Halleran, Michele
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Vasigh, Bijan
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Westbrooks, Charles L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Zahornacky, Gregory Alan
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Airports

Bazargan, Massoud
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Bender, Alan R.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Clark, Patti J
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Dedmon, Stephen V.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Guzhva, Vitaly S.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Vasigh, Bijan
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Williams, David S.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Yu, Chunyan
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Azadian, Farshid
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Astronomy

Aufdenberg, Jason P
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Mierkiewicz, Edwin J.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Oswalt, Terry D.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Von Hippel, Ted A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Gillam, Stephen D.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Rachford, Brian L
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Aviation Business

Abdelghany, Ahmed F.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Arnaud, Anke U.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Bazargan, Massoud
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Bender, Alan R.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Clark, Patti J
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Ferrand, Jorge N.
NextGen Test Bed 
Daytona Beach  

Friedenzohn, Daniel
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Guzhva, Vitaly S.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Hampton, Steven
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Longshore, John M.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Rhoades, Dawna L.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Schultz, James T.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Worldwide  

Tacker, Thomas L.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Vasigh, Bijan
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Waguespack, Blaise P
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Waller, Todd Hugh
NextGen Test Bed 
Daytona Beach  

Williams, Michael J.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Zarb, Norbert J.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Tinoco, Janet K.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Sharma, Maneesh K.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Ambrose, Scott C.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Azadian, Farshid
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Raghavan, Vedapuri S.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Cheatham, Angela L.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Drape, Thomas
College of Business 
Prescott  

Aviation History

Bender, Alan R.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Craft, Stephen G.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Hampton, Steven
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Macchiarella, Nickolas D.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Westbrooks, Charles L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Aviation Law

Craft, Stephen G.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Dedmon, Stephen V.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Friedenzohn, Daniel
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Langston, Sara M.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Aviation Maintenance

Ashworth, Jeffrey C
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Attia, Magdy S.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Horning, Charles E.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Martinez, Isaac
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Aviation Safety

Anderson, Carolina L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Balog, Aaron
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Brickhouse, Anthony T.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Byrnes, Kenneth P.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Cutrer, Daniel A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Dickey, Archie
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Mathews, Elizabeth
Language as an aviation safety factor
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Merkt, Juan
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Shappell, Scott A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Stolzer, Alan J
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Terwilliger, Brent A.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Waldock, William D
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Williams, David S.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Witcher, Kenneth L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Kiernan, Kristy M.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Civil Engineering

Brown, Jeff R.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Computer & Software Engineering

Bender, Alan R.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Seker, Remzi
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Towhidnejad, Massood
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Cybersecurity

Dardick, Glenn
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Haass, Jon C.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Kessler, Gary C.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Seker, Remzi
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Embry-Riddle History

Ayers Jr., Frank H.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Craft, Stephen G.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Environment

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Currier, Patrick N.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Dickey, Archie
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Grillot, Justin M.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Flight Training

Anderson, Carolina L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Ayers Jr., Frank H.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Balog, Aaron
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Byrnes, Kenneth P.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Carr, Ronald L
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Esser, David A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Garner, Richard B.
College of Aviation 
 

Grau, Ivan J.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Halleran, Michele
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Lazzara, Elizabeth H.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Macchiarella, Nickolas D.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Merkt, Juan
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Westbrooks, Charles L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Wiggins, Michael E
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Witcher, Kenneth L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Zahornacky, Gregory Alan
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Kiernan, Kristy M.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Helicopters

Balog, Aaron
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Groh, Dawn
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Macchiarella, Nickolas D.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Human Factors/Psychology

Balog, Aaron
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Doherty, Shawn M
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

French, John
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Friend, Mark A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Keebler, Joseph R.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Lazzara, Elizabeth H.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Merkt, Juan
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Schultz, James T.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Worldwide  

Shappell, Scott A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Westbrooks, Charles L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Language in Aviation Safety

Mathews, Elizabeth
Language as an aviation safety factor
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Mechanical Engineering

Coyle, Eric
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Currier, Patrick N.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Divo, Eduardo A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Sensmeier, Mark
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Fabian, Michael K
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Compere, Marc D
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Tang, Yan
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Meteorology

Barry, Randell J.
College of Aeronautics 
Daytona Beach  

Guinn, Thomas A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Milrad, Shawn M.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Schaum, Debbie
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Sinclair, Mark
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Eicher, Robert W.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Halperin, Daniel J.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Military/Veterans

Ayers Jr., Frank H.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Balog, Aaron
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Carr, Ronald L
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Craft, Stephen G.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Cutrer, Daniel A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Groh, Tyrone
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Guinn, Thomas A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

O'Hara, William F.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Schaum, Debbie
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Schultz, James T.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Worldwide  

Williams, David S.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Witcher, Kenneth L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Moyer, Robert C.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Moyer, Robert C.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Online Education

Ruckert, Jason M
College of Business 
Worldwide  

Watret, John Robert
College of Arts and Sciences 
Worldwide  

Pilot Shortage

Byrnes, Kenneth P.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Merkt, Juan
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Stolzer, Alan J
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Wiggins, Michael E
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Witcher, Kenneth L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Robotics

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Coyle, Eric
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Currier, Patrick N.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Garfield, Keith A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Reinholtz, Charles F.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Stansbury, Richard S.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Terwilliger, Brent A.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Butka, Brian K.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Security/Intelligence/Terrorism

Bonner, Chris C.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Cutrer, Daniel A.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Dardick, Glenn
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Foley, Tom E.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Groh, Tyrone
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Haass, Jon C.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Kessler, Gary C.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Lahneman, Bill J.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Zorri, Diane M.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Murray, E.H. H.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Daytona Beach  

Seker, Remzi
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Hooper, Steven R.
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Space Law

Dedmon, Stephen V.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Langston, Sara M.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Space Physics

Barjatya, Aroh
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Mierkiewicz, Edwin J.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Nykyri, Heidi K.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Smith, Darrel W.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Von Hippel, Ted A.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Zanolin, Michele
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Deshpande, Kshitija B.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Rachford, Brian L
College of Arts and Sciences 
Prescott  

Spaceflight Operations

Garfield, Keith A.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

LLanos, Pedro J.
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Madler, Ron
College of Engineering 
Prescott  

Perrell, Eric Royce
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Seedhouse, Erik L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Langston, Sara M.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Laskey, Lana
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

STEM

Anderson, Carolina L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Blomstrom, Sally
College of Arts and Sciences 
Daytona Beach  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Supply Chain Management

Longshore, John M.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Yu, Chunyan
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Azadian, Farshid
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Cheatham, Angela L.
College of Business 
Daytona Beach  

Drape, Thomas
College of Business 
Prescott  

Unmanned/Drones

Anderson, Richard P.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Cerreta, Joe S.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Currier, Patrick N.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Galante, Anthony T.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Groh, Tyrone
College of Security and Intelligence 
Prescott  

Holt, Timothy B.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Macchiarella, Nickolas D.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Mirot, Alex J.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Reinholtz, Charles F.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Robbins, John Michael
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Stansbury, Richard S.
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Terwilliger, Brent A.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Towhidnejad, Massood
College of Engineering 
Daytona Beach  

Witcher, Kenneth L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Wren, Dennis A.
College of Aviation 
Prescott  

Kiernan, Kristy M.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Wallace, Ryan J
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Thirtyacre, David L
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Women in Aviation

Anderson, Carolina L.
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Halleran, Michele
College of Aviation 
Daytona Beach  

Kiernan, Kristy M.
College of Aeronautics 
Worldwide  

Media Contacts

Ginger Pinholster
Assistant Vice President of News & Research Communications
virginia.pinholster@erau.edu
(386) 226-4811

Mike Cavaliere
News Manager
cavalim2@erau.edu
(386) 226-4838

Jason Kadah
Director of Communications, Prescott Campus
jason.kadah@erau.edu
(928) 777-6731