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I. Richmond Nettey

Associate Dean
Dr. Isaac Richmond Nettey serves as the Associate Dean of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology (2007 – present) and served as the Senior Academic Program Director of Aeronautics (2001–‘08) in the College of Technology at Kent State University.  He previously served as president (1997–‘98) and treasurer (1995-‘96) of the University Aviation Association, and as a trustee of the Council on Aviation Accreditation (2004-‘07).  Prior to his current appointment at Kent State University, Dr. Nettey served as the Director of Airway Science at Texas Southern University in Houston from 1988 to 2001 and in Airport Operations management at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport from 1986 to 1988.  Dr. Nettey honed his leadership skills from serving as the elected head prefect of Adisadel College in 1979-1980.

Dr. Nettey holds the Ph.D., M.B.A., and B.S. (aviation) degrees from the University of Houston, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of Dubuque in Iowa.  In addition, Dr. Nettey holds Transportation Safety Institute certificates in Civil Aviation Security and Crisis (Hijack) Management from joint USDOT and FBI seminars in 1986.  In 2005, he led Kent State’s Aeronautics Program to become Ohio’s first aviation program to be accredited by the Council on Aviation Accreditation (d.b.a. AABI).  In 2007, he developed and received FAA authorization for the Air Traffic – Collegiate Training Initiative Program at Kent State University.  He has served as a management consultant for the Houston Airport System since 1999, and as a subject matter expert for DHS and as a consultant for the FAA.
On 20th August 2004, Dr. Nettey received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Ron McNair Award for a “lifetime of contribution to the field of aeronautics and aviation” at an Awards Banquet with FAA Administrator Marion Blakey.  Prior to that, he received the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Award in 1995 and a Certificate of Commendation from FAA Administrator Hinson in 1994.  He received a copyright certificate in April 2002 for scholarly work on Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding from the US Copyright Office, Library of Congress.  Dr. Nettey is a fully tenured faculty member in aeronautics who has worked in partnership with numerous governmental and private agencies and trade associations to promote aviation education and effective partnerships between industry and academia.

In June 2002, Dr. Nettey was appointed by the Executive Director of the National Academy of Sciences to serve on the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Aviation System Planning (AV020).  This was followed by an additional appointment in March 2003 to serve on the TRB’s Committee on Airport Terminals and Ground Access (AV050). Dr. Nettey also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Air Transport and on the review panel of Collegiate Aviation Review, the leading scholarly journals in university aviation education.  In 2000, a leading aviation history textbook he co-authored: The American Aviation Experience: A History (edited by Tim Brady); was published by Southern Illinois University Press (ISBN 0-8093-2325-7 and 0-8093-2371-0).

In 1993, Dr. Nettey was appointed to serve on the Congressionally chartered National Research Council’s Committee on Education and Training for Civil Aviation Careers at the National Academy of Sciences between 1994 and 1996.  This national multi-year committee research effort culminated in the publication of Taking Flight: Education and Training for Aviation Careers by the National Academic Press (TL561.T35 1997), Washington DC, in 1997. The Texas Transportation Institute (SWUTC/95/60037-1) at Texas A&M University and the National Technical Information Service (PB 95217113), Springfield, Virginia, published Dr. Nettey’s 1993 seminal research work on Intermodalism.

In recreational aviation, Dr. Nettey serves on the Advisory Committee of the Wings Over Houston Airshow (1996 – present) and served as Executive Committee chairman (2006 – 2008) of the Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair.  Dr. Nettey is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls in Ohio.  Dr. Nettey served God as a layreader, an usher, and a vestryman at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (1991 – 2001) in Houston, Texas and at Christ Episcopal Church in Kent, Ohio (2001 – 2008).

I. Richmond Nettey
College of Technology
Phone: 330-672-9476
Fax: 330-672-7494