Embry-Riddle Names Dr. Jeremy Ernst Vice President for Research and Doctoral Programs

Dr. Jeremy V. Ernst
Dr. Jeremy V. Ernst will leave his current position as associate chancellor for research at Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus to become the university’s new vice president for research and doctoral programs. (Photo: Embry-Riddle/John Collins)

The leadership of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy V. Ernst, an accomplished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as currently the associate chancellor for research for the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus, has accepted the position of vice president for research and doctoral programs at the university.

Dr. Ernst will assume his new position Monday, Aug. 22. He will provide oversight, direction and guidance to ensure the quality, integrity and relevance of research and doctoral programs throughout the university. Reporting to Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler, Ph.D., he will also advise the provost, deans and other senior leadership in the formulation of programs and policies to enhance the university’s research and doctoral program mission across all campuses.

“I am delighted to congratulate Dr. Ernst on his new position within our Eagle family, and I look forward to all that he will accomplish in support of our research and doctoral program goals,” Butler said. “As we continue to push the boundaries of groundbreaking research and innovation around the world, and continue to offer exciting and first-of-its-kind doctoral programs, such as our Doctor of Aviation Business Administration, I expect the breadth and depth of our current programs to widen and deepen. I anticipate Dr. Ernst being a tremendous partner, as he has already proven to be a valuable asset to our university.”

In this new position, Dr. Ernst will provide strategic leadership to the campus research community, and identify and develop externally funded research opportunities with federal, state and industry sponsors. He will manage internal research funding programs and ensure programs are effective, have appropriate measures of accountability and are aligned with the university's strategic plan.

Dr. Ernst’s career at Embry-Riddle began in 2018 as a professor. He has also served as associate dean for research and has developed a growing repository of implementation ideas and strategies that have guided consistent research growth by promoting collaborative projects amongst faculty. Since his arrival at the Worldwide Campus, sponsored research pursuit has substantially increased, resulting in a total of 25 active awards, nine pending proposals and two awards in negotiation. This constitutes $11.4 million in total funding. Over the years, Dr. Ernst’s honors have included numerous awards, grants and contracts, as well as the publication of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. 

“I have a passion for research, development, innovation and the impact that the formation of knowledge has on the advancement and betterment of society,” Dr. Ernst said. “Much of my career has been dedicated to the organization of research initiatives, support of graduate research, research mentorship, support of faculty research, partnership building and evaluation of research programs. I am an advocate of a strong and collaborative institutional community of scholars that engages at the intersections of thematic inquiry, providing for interdisciplinarity that has vast implication and broad impact. I am confident that I have the experience, knowledge, ability and outlook to serve Embry-Riddle in providing leadership, support and strategic advancement of research and doctoral programs.”

Dr. Ernst earned his undergraduate degree in Technology and Human Resource Development and his master’s degree in Technology Education. He completed his Doctor of Education in Technology Education at North Carolina State University. Before joining Embry-Riddle, Dr. Ernst served in several positions at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, including associate director of the graduate school of education and director of the center for instructional technology solutions in industry and education. He also was a program director for integrative STEM education. Previously, he taught at North Carolina State University as both a visiting and then assistant professor.

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