St. Cloud State University

Jeffrey A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of Aviation


 
Contact Information: Advising:

Professional flight, aviation maintenance, aviation education

Education:

  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration - Bowling Green State University (1997)
  • Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - DB (1993)
  • Vocational Diploma, Aviation Maintenance - Dakota Aero Tech (1990)
  • B.S. Aeronautical Studies - University of North Dakota (1988)

Professional Certifications:

  • Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane, Single & Multi Engine Land (Type Rating: MU300/Beechjet by FlightSafety)
  • Flight Instructor - Airplane, Single & Multi Engine; Instrument
  • Ground Instructor - Advanced & Instrument
  • Mechanic, Airframe & Powerplant
  • Basic & Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI certified)

Professional Experience:

  • Professor (July 2009 - present)
  • Associate Professor (2006 - 2009)
  • Assistant Professor (2002 - 2006)
  • Interim Department Chair (Spring 2005)
  • Tenure (September 2005)
  • Assistant Professor (2002 - 2005)
  • Diamond/Beechjet Fractional Pilot (2001 - 2002)

Professional Memberships:

  • St. Cloud City Councilmember (2010 - present)
  • National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Corporate Member (2009 - 2011)
  • St. Cloud Christian School Board Chair (2012 - present)
  • St. Cloud Christian School Board Member (2009 - present)
  • Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) Communications Officer (2008 - 2009)
  • University Aviation Association Board of Trustees (2006 - 2009)
  • St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee Member (2006 - present)
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) Member (2002 - present)
  • Senate District GOP 15 Co-Chair (2007 - 2009)
  • Stearns County Board of Adjustment Member (2006 - 2007)
  • 6th Congressional District Deputy Chair (2005 - 2007)


Courses Taught:

  • AVIT 101 Introduction to Aeronautics
  • AVIT 203 Instrument Ground
  • AVIT 351 Commercial Ground
  • AVIT 353 Turboprop Systems & Operations
  • AVIT 361 Flight Instructor Ground School
  • AVIT 379 Advanced Aerodynamics
  • AVIT 423 Air Carrier Operations

"Got Jet?"

Research Interests:

•  "Higher" education issues in aviation, pilot training issues, aviation regulatory affairs, airline recruitment, and airport development 

Did You Know? 

Dr. Johnson developed the word, Aeronology

•  One thing that is constant in aviation is change! There are many exciting career opportunities in aviation ranging from flying airplanes, running airlines, military aviation managing airports, to air traffic control. My teaching philosophy is that students will gain the most from my classes in learning a balance between academics combined with my "real world" experiences.



Recent Publications & Presentations:

  • Presented Aviation Student Involvement in Campus Based Extracurricular Organizations at a Midwestern University at the University Aviation Association (UAA) Fall Conference in St. Paul, MN on October 6, 2010.

  • Olson, A., & Johnson, J. (2010). Aviation student involvement in campus based extracurricular organizations at a Midwestern university. Collegiate Aviation Review.

  • Johnson, J., Anderson, S., & Harl, T. (2009). Implications of current federal aviation regulations governing low time commercial pilots who transition to single pilot/IFR environments. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 18(2), 39-67. 

  • Ferguson, M., & Johnson, J. (2007). Cost and perceived value in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in aviation professional flight: Will collegiate aviation price themselves out of the market with technologically advanced aircraft? Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 17(1), 9-10.

  • Mattson, P., Johnson, J., Olson, A., & Ferguson, M. (2007). Gender and multi-cultural curriculum issues for undergraduate aviation students. Collegiate Aviation Review, 25(1), 46-56.

  • Harl, T., & Johnson, J. (2006). Forum: Recruitment and promotion challenges for aviation faculty in US universities. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 15(3), 9-10.

  • Johnson, J. (2005). Forum: The respectability of collegiate aviation as an academic discipline: Have we arrived yet? Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 15(1), 9-10.

  • Johnson, J. (2005). An approach to determine the need for expanding small airports: A case study. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 14(2), 27-34.

  • Presented Gender and Multi-Cultural Curriculum Issues for Undergraduate Aviation Students at the University Aviation Association (UAA) Fall Conference in San Jose, CA on October 18, 2007.

  • Presented The Respectability of Collegiate Aviation as an Academic Discipline: Have We Arrived Yet? at the University Aviation Association (UAA) Fall Conference in Champaign, IL on September 30, 2005.

 
 
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