John Duncan, Ph.D.
John Duncan, Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. In his more than 25 years at Kent State University, Duncan has also served as the Aeronautics Program Coordinator/Chair, Graduate Program Coordinator, has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate aeronautics courses, and has extensive experience in curriculum design and distance learning delivery methods.
Duncan has more than 40 years of experience in aviation, in a variety of areas and roles. He has substantial professional engineering and flight training/simulation experience, serving for 10 years as a flight simulation specialist in the U.S. Air Force, and also has extensive experience in flight training and flight simulator design engineering as a aeronautics/systems engineer with Northrop Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, and Lockheed Martin. Duncan has worked as a Research Scientist in aviation human factors research through three Summer Faculty Fellowships with the U.S Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and a Summer Faculty Fellowship with the U.S Army Office of Research. Duncan has also served as a curriculum and course evaluator for the American Council on Education since 1993.
Duncan has earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering Technology from Kent State University; a BS degree in Electronics from Chapman University; a Master’s degree in Technology from Kent State University; and a Ph.D. in Evaluation and Measurement from Kent State University. Duncan’s research interests are in the areas of flight simulation and flight training, instructional systems, and human factors engineering. Duncan is also a licensed pilot with an Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) rating.