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Barker, B.

Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics

Personal Overview

American Association of Airport Executives
Florida Airport Managers Association
Southeastern Airport Managers Association
University Aviation Association
Trustee, Council on Aviation Accreditation, Vice President 1996–1998
Past Editor, Collegiate Aviation Review

Educational Background

B.S. U.S. Military Academy
M.A. University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Current Courses

AVM 4701-Airport Management, AVM 5102-Airport Development, AVM 5103-Airport Operations, AVM 4501-Air Transportation Management, AVT 4301-Aviation Safety, AVM 3501-Special Topics in Airport Safety and Security, AVM 5998-Advanced Aviation Research

Professional Experience

Dr. Barker is an accredited airport executive with extensive education in engineering, earth sciences, land-use analysis and business administration. He holds the FAA commercial pilot certificate with ratings for single and multiengine airplanes, helicopters, gliders and instrument flight, and has 5,000 hours of pilot time in more than 30 aircraft types.

Dr. Barker has more than 40 years of relevant professional experience in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Included are extensive aviation operations, airport management, airport facility design and construction oversight, regional and local land-use analysis, airport master planning, aviation management training, and university-level teaching. Projects have included commercial and general aviation airports, military airfields, and an industrial airpark.

Additional Duties

Director, International Programs; Director, Center for Airport Management and Development; Director, Panama Aviation Education Partnership

Current Research

Dr. Barker has provided airport management and system consultation to local governments and to the Brazilian Ministry of Aeronautics. He has also been involved in an airport system study for the Florida DOT, development of automated airport planning process and the training of international aviation managers.