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Richard Mangrum

Associate Professor


  • Ed. D, Applied Educational Studies, Aviation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,  2003.
  • MS, Natural and Applied Science, Aviation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,1999.
  • BS, Business Administration, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1996.
  • AAS, Aeronautics, Spartan College of Aeronautics, Tulsa, OK 1994


  • Airline Transport Pilot, Arlington TX, 30 OCT 2003
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane, Tulsa, OK 15 JUN 1994
  • Certified Flight Instructor, Tulsa, OK 10 OCT 1994
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, Tulsa, OK 26 FEB 1995
  • Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine, Tulsa, OK 26 FEB 1996
  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Anchorage AK, 15 AUG 1988
  • Cessna - Technically Advanced Aircraft Course

Courses Taught at Kent State:

  • TECH 35040, Aircraft Systems I, Summer 04 through Summer 08
  • TECH  35746, Commercial Theory, Summer 04 and 06
  • TECH 35644, Instrument Theory, Summer 06
  • TECH 25250, Aviation Weather, Fall 08
  • ACE Academy, Basic Aerodynamics Summer 04 and 05
  • 2008 Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic - Aviation Weather

Dr. Mangrum is one of the Chief Flight Instructors in the Division of Aeronautics and has 14 years experience as a FAR Part 141 Flight Instructor.  He also teaches Aviation Weather and Aircraft Systems. He has taught Commercial Theory and Instrument Theory.

Dr. Mangrum is the Faculty Advisor for the Kent State Precision Flight Team and has serves on the National Council of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.  Within the CoT he has served as Chair of the Graduate Faculty Committee and is on the College Curriculum Committee. He also serves on the NTT Executive Committee of the AAUP.

Dr. Mangrum began his aviation career as a teenager growing up in Anchorage, Alaska where his father was a helicopter pilot working on the Alaska pipeline. He served 10 years in the USAF as a Helicopter Mechanic and holds an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics license. He also holds an Airline Transport pilot's license and Multi-engine Instructor's rating.  Dr. Mangrum is a member of the FAA Safety Team.



Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • University Related Flight Training Programs in Region VI of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Oklahoma Aviation Education Symposium, 05/2005.
  • NASA National Airspace Operations Monitoring System (NAOMS) - Information dissemination evaluation research June and August 2008. 


Richard Mangrum
College of Technology
Phone: 330-672-1933
Fax: 330-672-4621