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Aviation and Aerospace Science Faculty

 

Professor Jeffrey Forrest, Ph.D.

Department Chairman

forrestj@msudenver.edu
303-615-1194

  • Ph.D. - NOVA Southeastern University - Computer & Information Science
  • M.A. - Webster University - Space Systems Integration Management
  • M.A.S. - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Aviation Management
  • B.S. - Metropolitan State University of Denver - Professional Pilot
  • B.A. - University of North Carolina - Geography & Earth Science
  • Commercial SEL, SES, MEL, HS-125, CL-600, Glider, IA, AGI-IGI

Specializes in: aerospace systems management, research methods, aviation and aerospace information policy, information science, and human-computer interaction.

 

Professor Kevin R. Kuhlmann, M.A.S.

Associate Chair

FAA AT-CTI (ATC) Program Mentor & B-1900 Ground Instructor
kuhlmank@msudenver.edu
303-615-1196

  • M.A.S. - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Aviation Technology
  • B.S. - Southern Illinois University – Aviation Technology
  • ATP, CFI, CFI-I, Commercial, MEI, AGI-IGI

Specializes in: FAA ATC training and certification, airline operations, airline flight standards, safety and human factors, military flight operations, and regional airlines

  

Assistant Professor Tyler Bachelder, M.S.

General Aviation & Flight Training Advisor 
bacheldt@msudenver.edu
303-615-1218

  • BS - Aeronautics - University of North Dakota
  • MS - Aviation  - University of North Dakota 
  • Commercial SEL, MEL, CFI, CFI-I, MEI

Specializes in: Technologically advanced aircraft, flight training, simulator and ground school instruction

 

Professor Bruce Christian, M.S.

A&P, Flight Dispatch Mentor
christib@msudenver.edu
303-615-1209

  • M.S. - Ohio State University - Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
  • B.S. - Ohio State University - Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
  • A&P, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, IGI-AGI, Aircraft Dispatcher, ATP, Type B-727, GS-2, Lear Jet, Commercial glider, Tail wheel qualification, Glider tow qualification, Seaplane qualification

Specializes in: flight officer program, airline pilot, charter pilot, naval aviator, aircraft mechanic, aircraft dispatcher, A&P and dispatcher, aerospace engineer

 

Associate Professor Derren Duburguet, M.A.

Senior Flight Capstone Instructor & Ground School Mentor
duburgue@msudenver.edu
303-615-1205

  • M.A. - San Diego State University - Physical Geography
  • B.A. - San Diego State University - Physical Geography
  • A.S. - Mesa College - Aviation
  • ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, AGI. Typed: Q-400, SAAB-340, Embraer 135, 140, 145

Specializes in: Regional airline operations & flight standards, flight training, aircraft performance, weather, remote sensing, computer systems engineering, & career planning.

 

Professor George King, M.S.

Chief Ground Instructor & TSA Coordinator
kingge@msudenver.edu
303-615-1207

  • M.S. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Engineering Systems Analysis
  • B.S. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Engineering Systems Analysis
  • CFI-I, Commercial SEL, MEL, AGI, IGI

Specializes in: Aerodynamics, Aviation Weather, and Flight Instruction.

 

Professor Jeffrey Price, M.Ed.

AAAE & Student Leadership Mentor 
pricej@msudenver.edu
303-615-1210

  • M.Ed. - Colorado Christian University – Instructional Design
  • B.S. - Metropolitan State University of Denver - Professional Pilot
  • Commercial SEL, IA

Specializes in: aviation security, airport and aviation management, aviation job targeting, and aviation career counseling

 

Professor James L. Simmons, Ph.D.

Aviation and Aerospace Scholarships Advisor
simmonsj@msudenver.edu
303-615-1206

  • Ph.D., M.A., B.A. - University of Colorado - Sociology
  • J.D. - University of Denver
  • Commercial, SEL, IA, AGI-IGI

Specializes in: aviation management, law, and aviation safety and security

 

Assistant Professor Thomas "TJ" De Cino, Ph.D.

Director - Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories

decinot@msudenver.edu
303-615-1217

  • Ph.D. - NOVA Southeastern University - Computing Technology Education
  • Ed.S. - NOVA Southeastern University - Computing Technology Education
  • M.S. - NOVA Southeastern University - Computing Technology Education
  • B.S. - Metropolitan State University of Denver - Aviation Technology
  • B.S. - University of Colorado - Distributive: Business/Computer Information Systems
  • PVT, SEL

Specializes in: Educational Technologies, Online Education Systems, Aircraft and ATC Simulation Systems, Computer & Information Systems Engineering, Usability Studies

 

Lecturer Aida Hereen, M.A.S.

General Aviation & Flight Training Advisor 
hereena@msudenver.edu
303-615-1213

  • BS - Metropolitan State University of Denver - Aviation Technology
  • M.A.S. - Embry Riddle University - Airport Operations and Education 
  • SEL & SEA, CFI-IA, MEI, AGI-IGI, Comm/Inst-ASEL, AGI-IGI, Flight Dispatcher. Typed: Embraer 145, ER/LR/XR, Flight Engineer B727, A300/310

Specializes in: Simulator instruction, Aviation Weather, & Flight Dispatcher courses

   

Lecturer Jose M. López

STK, Astronautical/Aeronautical Engineering Advisor

Jlopez93@msudenver.edu
303-615-1211

  • M.S. – University of Tennessee Space Institute – Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S. – Saint Louis University – Aerospace Engineering
  • Colonel, USAF – Ret, Master Space Badge
  • Raytheon – engineering manager (ret)
  • AGI STK Certified

Specializes in: astrodynamics, energy systems, space science & systems, space operations, and AGI Systems Tool Kit (STK)

 

Lecturer Randy Owen, M.S.

Astronautical/Electrical Engineering and Space Operations Advisor

roweniii@msudenver.edu
303-615-1220

  • M.S. – Airforce Institute of Technology – Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. – University of Colorado - Boulder – Engineering Management
  • B.S. – Cornell University – Electrical Engineering

Specializes in: Space Science, Spacecraft Engineering and Operations, and Electrical Engineering

 



FRONT OFFICE and WORLD INDOOR AIRPORT STAFF 

 


 

FRONT OFFICE

Aviation and Aerospace Science Front Desk

aviationandaerospace@msudenver.edu
303-605-5287

 

Joshua Noel

Program Coordinator
jnoel4@msudenver.edu
303-615-1189

Specializes in: General Advising, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations & Aviation Weather 

 

 

WORLD INDOOR AIRPORT

Alexandre Toussaint

WIA Labs Assistant Manager

atoussain@msudenver.edu 303-615-1216

  • ATP, CFI, CFI-I, Commercial, MEI

Specializes in: Aircraft and ATC Simulation Systems Support, Laboratory Maintenance and Logistics, and Computer/Network Technology Management

 


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