Katherine A. Moran




Dr. Moran is a tenured Full-time Faculty and has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 1995. She has served in the capacity of Aeronautics Department Chair, Western Region Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Safety Program Chair and Full-Time Faculty, Center Director, and positions equivalent to a Director of Academics. Katherine served as Senate Secretary for two terms. In her seven years serving on the Senate, she served on several standing and ad hoc Senate committees, to include the Constitution Committee and the Tenure and Promotion Committee. She also chaired the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. She has served on tenure committees and Chaired mid-term tenure review committees.

Katherine served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for 20 years, in the fields of F-15 Avionics, Aviation Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, and Aircraft Accident Investigation.

As a Trauma Epidemiologist for six years, Katherine worked on a congressionally funded Alaska Interagency Aviation Safety Initiative with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Other members of this study included the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Weather Service, and the University of Alaska Capstone Project. As part of her role in CDC/NIOSH, Katherine also investigated occupational fatalities in the state of Alaska, to include aircraft crash, commercial fishing, construction, and heli-logging. Katherine’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, to include the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine Journal. She has also co-authored a numbered NIOSH publication.

Katherine has been the Chair of the Alaska Federal Safety and Health Council, and has been an active member of the Aerospace Medical Association, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Aircraft Owner and Pilot’s Association.

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May 16th 2016

This course introduces participants to the regulatory foundations of aircraft accident investigation and investigative techniques specific to major accident investigations.

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