Associate Professor and Senior Advisor to the Dean, College of Aeronautics
Dr. John Cain is a key College of Aeronautics professor and administrator.
Successful higher education professor and administrator. Successful leader in world-wide aviation operations and aviation management. Twenty-six years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in a doctoral university’s campus and international aeronautical science and aviation management programs. Sixteen years experience as Dean (acting), Associate Dean, and Program Chair, managing the College of Aeronautics and developing curriculum for a Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)-accredited, Federal Aviation Administration-approved aeronautical science and aviation management programs. Strong in computer applications and instructional technology.
B.S. Auburn University
M.S. University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D. Florida Institute of Technology
Faculty Excellence Award College of Aeronautics
Selected for NASA’s prestigious Doctoral Intern Program at the Center for Educational Technologies, Classroom of the Future, Wheeling-Jesuit University.
NASA Faculty Fellowship
Air Transport Pilot
Advanced Ground Instructor
Instrument Ground Instructor
USAF Distinguished Flying Cross
USAF Air Medals (5)
USAF Meritorious Service Medal
AVS 4999 Aviation Systems Safety
AVT 5302 Aviation Accident Investigation
AVM 4201 Advanced Aviation Computer Applications
AVT 5000 Airspace Safety
AVT 4302 Air Traffic Control 2
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics
AVT 1111 Aeronautics 1 (Private Pilot Ground School)
AVT 1112 Aeronautics 2 (Instrument Ground School)
AVT 2111 Aeronautics 3 (Commercial Pilot Ground School)
Dr. Cain is an associate professor of aeronautical science and aviation management. He has over 50 years in aviation, including extensive, worldwide flying, educational, and managerial experience. He is an FAA Air Transport Pilot and a U.S. Air Force Command Pilot with more than 4,000 hours of flying time in 19 different civil and military aircraft, predominately high-performance jet aircraft. He was an instructor pilot at the U.S. Air Force Top Gun school and has more than 25 years of experience developing curriculum and instructing aviation science and aviation management academics. Dr. Cain has also been a senior manager in aviation positions responsible for policy formulation, training, scheduling, dispatching, evaluation and safety.
Chair, CoA Academic Assessment and Institutional Compliance Committee
Administrator, Panama Aviation Educational Partnership
Associate Dean (past)
Assistant Dean (past)
Aviation Studies Division Director (past)
Undergraduate Program Chair (past)
Aeronautical Science Program Chair (past)
Graduate Program Chair (past)
Air Traffic Control Program Manager (past)
Chair, CoA Graduate Committee (past)
Chair, CoA Curriculum Committee (past)
Airport noise modeling
Cain, J. H. (1999). Simulation-based learning ...: A case study at NASA's Classroom of the Future (Doctoral dissertation, Florida Institute of Technology, 1999). Dissertation Abstracts International, 61 (01A), 142.
Cain, J. H. (2000). Best Practices in Instructional Technology. Presentation at Instructional Technology Workshop, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.
Cain, J. H. (1997). Assessment Alternatives. Presentation at Teachers Workshop, Center for Educational Technologies, NASAs Classroom of the Future, Wheeling-Jesuit University, WV.
Wilt, D. F., Shea, M. W., & Cain, J. H. (in press). PCATD uses beyond the IFR trainer: An innovative method for learning. Proceedings of the 3rd NAFI Flight Instructor Conference. Oshkosh, WI.
Published employment concepts, instructional materials, and manuals for world-wide, military distribution on jet aircraft systems, maximum performance maneuvering, and advanced aircraft applications.
Published two military aircraft accident reports.