Profiles

Is there a silver bullet for aviation and aerospace organizations in search of superior performing leaders? Maybe not, but one Embry-Riddle researcher is helping narrow the field by identifying the behaviors that distinguish top performers.
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While finishing her bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, Sydney Humbert was able to implement what she learned and earned college credits while working as a government liaison for an aviation training company.
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Embry-Riddle's E-Sports team has some big plans for this season. "I want us to move up to become the strongest team in Arizona by my senior year, two years from now," said Braxton Rod, Captain of the ERAU Prescott Gold Wings. "I want Embry-Riddle to be known for its strong E-Sports organization, led by the Division One League of Legends Team." 
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After piloting her first plane in college, Dr. Peggy Chabrian was hooked on the thrill of flight. Over the next 30 years, she logged 2,200 hours as a commercial/instrument multi-engine pilot and recently added helicopter and seaplane ratings to her flight qualifications. As president and founder of Women in Aviation International (WAI), Chabrian combines decades of aviation and academic experience to provide support and resources for women in aviation career fields and interests.
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Congratulations to Prescott Aviation Safety Program Manager Brian Roggow, recently selected as a Regional Honoree for the 2017 General Aviation Awards. With eight FAA regions, Roggow is one of the Top-8 nationally in his category, FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Representative of the year.
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I am pleased to announce Ginger Pinholster has joined Embry-Riddle as the university’s Interim Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Ginger’s 34-year career has been largely devoted to science and research writing/editing, with the objective of promoting science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world. I know her expertise in institutional messaging, media relations, crisis communications, and marketing strategy will serve Embry-Riddle well.
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Dr. John Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, has announced the appointment of Dr. Maneesh Sharma as Dean of Worldwide’s College of Business.  He joins Embry-Riddle from Tiffin University in Ohio, where he served as the Dean of the School of Business and a Professor of Finance.
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For Embry-Riddle Aviation Law Professor Sarah Nilsson the future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is full of possibilities. As various industries turn to UAS to transport goods, provide humanitarian relief, improve agriculture and deliver emergency assistance, Nilsson is interested in helping others navigate and improve laws to regulate the uses of UAS. In addition to her own research, she is the co-author of a national aviation law textbook and her next book on drone law is due out in a few weeks. 
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David Bieda had worked for the Boeing Company since 1998, including the last three years as a systems analyst. His experience had given him a wealth of knowledge but Bieda knew that to go even further, he’d need a cutting-edge education to advance in a cutting-edge field. 
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Virtual reality is a valuable tool for simulating environments as NASA astronauts prepare for space missions. They also train underwater to get a feel for what it’s like to be in space. Two Embry-Riddle students are looking to merge those worlds. Human Factors students Nathan Sonnenfeld and Matt Meyers have used a 3-D printer in the Game-based Education & Advanced Research Simulations (GEARS) Lab to make a plastic headset that uses wireless technology to create virtual environments, similar to Oculus Rift goggles.
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