Master of Science in Aeronautics Advisory Board


Aerospace Certification
Paul Lewandowski, MSA Aerospace Board Member photo

Paul Lewindowski
Chief Inspector Duncan Aviation

Paul is an FAA Airworthiness Designee, and directing compliance and risk management programs for 20-plus repair stations
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Brian Richardet
Sr. Manager, Civil Certification, Textron

Brian has a particular passion for advancement of education in aviation/aeros pace.
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Don Roberts - MSA Advisory Board Member

Don Roberts
Associate for Dayton Aerospace, Inc & independent consultant

Brings over 33 years of expertise in Design, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Airworthiness Engineering supporting numerous civil and military program
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Laura Sandoval
CEO/Owner - Global ACES

Providing proven expertise and experience needed to expedite their products into both the domestic and international market.
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Larry Van Dyke, MSA Aerospace Cert board photo

Larry Van Dyke
Textron Engineer (retired), President of ICX Consulting, LLC

Experience in managing database that maintained experimental airplane configuration and more.
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Jim Wilkerson, MSA Aerospace Cert board photo

Jim Wilkerson
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification, Global Aviation Certification Services

Serving nearly four decades in the aviation industry, James specializes in aviation regulatory affairs, and more.
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Tom Chandler
Kansas Rep., AOPA

Servicing nine states as Regional Manager for AOPA, where he has been a member for 28 years.
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Lauren Haertlein, MSA Leadership board photo

Lauren Heartlein
Aviation Regulatory Counsel, Zipline International (prior GAMA counsel)

Lauren has also been appointed to the FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board.
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Greg Principato, MSA Leadership board photo

Greg Principato
President & CEO of NAA

Greg has worked on aviation and transportation policy issues for more than 30 years.
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Debra Sanning, MSA Leadership board photo

Debra Sanning
Deputy Regional Administrator of FAA Central Region

Debra provides leadership in a variety of cross organizational matters and intiatives.
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K-State Ex-Officio Membership
Kurt Barnhart MSA Board Member Photo

Kurt Barnhart, Ph.D.
Professor & Graduate Faculty, MSA founder and developer

Previously Dr. Barnhart was Head of the Aviation Department at Kansas State University.
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Mark James-Jackson, MSA Board Member

Mark James-Jackson, Ph.D.
Professor & Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Jackson's areas of expertise in mechanical engineering technology include manufacturing, materials science and nanotechnology.
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Michael Pritchard, MSA Board Member

Michael Pritchard, Ph.D.
Associate dean of research & graduate studies, professor of Machine Learning & Autonomous Systems

Michael's areas of research include cybernetic systems and more.
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Kirsten Zoller, MSA Board Member photo

Kirsten M. Zoller
Ex-officio, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Zoller provides strategic leadership and management focused on expanding the Aerospace and Technology Campus’ educational offerings

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