Dr. Richard Hassler joined the College of Aeronautics and Engineering as an assistant professor specializing in mechatronics and is a career educator in secondary and post-
secondary education. His professional achievements include industry certifications in production robotics, hydraulics, automation systems, and is a Certified Production Technician through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. Dr. Hassler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies from Ohio University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University. He conducts independent educational research and is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor with a commercial pilot’s certificate, an instrument rating for both single and multi-engine aircraft, and is remote pilot certified.
FAA: Commercial Pilot, Remote Pilot (sUAS), Flight Instructor (CFI)
MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Instructor
Doctor of Educational Leadership and Change, 2005.,, Bachelor of Specialized Studies, 2001
Ashford University Targeted Engagement Study - Detailed student engagement analysis comparing historical engagement data from previous courses to a six month, ten-course regimen of same-course facilitation. The study group was subjected to regular targeted correspondence concerning online behaviors including discussion forum participation, timely assignment submission, and the frequency of visiting critical online classroom portals such as faculty expectations and weekly course guidance:, ITT Technical Institute Independent Research Project - An evaluation and analysis of standardized curricula and its implementation in the classroom to determine the extent to which its delivery influences both attendance and retention;, Dissertation Research - As part of an action research project, conducted a two-tier pretest/posttest correlational analysis to determine if information density influenced memory retention in both working and long-term memory, as contained in the standardized curricula of a postsecondary for-profit educational institution (2005). ITT Technical Institute;, Pre-Dissertation Research - Developed and evaluated the pretest/posttest instruments for the dissertation correlational study (2004).
Hassler, R. P. (2006). Essay; The Flogging of For-Profit Colleges. Article highlighting the positive aspects of for-profit educational institutions; Academic Questions; National Association of Scholars (Summer, 2006).
Hassler, R. P. (2005). Does Information Density in Standardized Postsecondary For-Profit Curricula influence Memory Retention in both Working and Long-Term Memory: A Correlational Study Contributing to an Action Research Project. Dissertation on file.
Hassler, R. P. (2001). Class Personality. Safe Cycling, 21(1)
Hassler, R. P. (2001). Class Personality. The Teaching Professor, 15(1)
Hassler, R. P. (2015). The Murder of Henry Clerval: A Lost Chapter to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Amazon
Hassler, R. P. (2013). Tumble in the Desert: A Wake Turbulence Wake-up. AOPA Pilot Magazine.
Hassler, R. P. (2013). Big “B”, little “e”: Business before Education in For-Profit Colleges. Amazon
Hassler, R. P. (2012). The Tao of Flying. Amazon
Hassler, R. P. (2003). Sensory Overload. AOPA Flight Training Magazine
Hassler, R. P. (2001). Heavy Airplane. Flying Magazine
Member of the Provost's Circle; Ashford University; 2009
First place essay contest winner; Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies-Youngstown State University (1997)
ITT Technical Institute Instructor of the Quarter (Q2, 1999)
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