David Ison

Worldwide’s Ison is New President of University Aviation Association

As of October 2017, Embry-Riddle Worldwide Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics Dr. David C. Ison has officially assumed the role of President of the University Aviation Association.

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. 

“I am honored to serve our members in the 71st year of UAA’s operation. There are many challenges in the aviation industry today such as a pilot shortage, flight instructor turnover and the rise of unmanned aircraft. Our members are on the leading edge of aviation education – we will face these hurdles and help to solve them,” Ison said.

“In the upcoming year, I aim to increase membership, provide more value to our members, provide more scholarly opportunities at our conference and bring our prestigious journal, the Collegiate Aviation Review International, online and open source.”

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 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.

For more information on UAA, go to uaa.aero.

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