2014-present

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Assistant Professor, Applied Aviation Sciences Department, College of Aviation

  • Spaceflight Operations – June 2017- present

  • Commercial Space Operations – August 2014-June 2017

Fall 2017/Spring 2018

  • CSO 390 Payloads and Integration

  • SP 300 Spacecraft and Satellite Systems

  • SP 400 Introduction to Navigation

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

  • SP 110 Introduction to Space Flight

  • SP 300 Spacecraft and Satellite Systems       

  • SP 400 Introduction to Navigation

Spring 2016:

  • SP 200 Planetary and Space Exploration

  • SP 300 Spacecraft and Satellite Systems       

  • SP 425 Selected Topics in Space and Aerospace

Fall 2015:

  • SP 215 Space Stations Systems and Operations

Spring 2015:

  • SP 210 Space Transportation Shuttle

  • SP 300 Spacecraft and Satellite Systems       

  • SP 425 Selected Topics in Space and Aerospace

  • CSO 490 Commercial Space Ops Seminar (Co-teaching)

Fall 2014:

  • SP 215 Space Stations Systems and Operations

  • SP 300 Spacecraft and Satellite Systems

  • SP 400 Introduction to Navigation

2008-2012

Teaching Assistant at University of Southern California

  • Instructed and inspired students with different levels of innovative applications and creative ways of approaching one problem.

  • Provided direction with background reading, problem methodology.

  • Taught students how to analyze and understand their results.

  • Led group discussion sessions. Blackboard system.

TA for ASTE 520, Spacecraft Mission Design Class at the Astronautical Engineering Department, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.

  • Held weekly office hours and graded homework and exams for a group of over 100 graduate students from different science and engineering backgrounds. Graded homework and reporting the grades to the professor.

Fall 2007: TA for ASTE 580, Orbital Mechanics I at the Division of Astronautical Engineering and Space Technology, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.

  • Held weekly office hours and graded homework for a group of 37 graduate students from different science and engineering backgrounds. Graded projects.

2009

Faculty Mentor at Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program, Institute For Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California (UCLA).

  • Taught Astrodynamics to the RIPS JPL team.

  • Oversaw the progress of my students’ team developing a close working relationship at the start of the program with the student team.

  • Understood the needs of individual students as well as the team as a whole, and knowing when to intervene to help the project move forward and when to let the team experiment with different approaches to a solution.

  • Assisted students with developing a statement of work for their project, answered questions, and provided direction with background reading, research methodology and results analysis.

  • Reviewed and critiqued students’ written work and public presentation skills.

  • Held weekly meeting with my mentor and the RIPS director to review the performance of individual students and understand how to propel the project forward.

2003-2006

Teaching Assistant at University of Oklahoma

TA for AME 2623, Circuits and Sensors at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Oklahoma at Norman.

Fall 2004: TA for PHYS 1311, General Physics Lab at the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Oklahoma at Norman.

  • Held weekly meetings with the instructor to make sure that the lab equipment was properly working before teaching the corresponding lab lecture.

  • Prepared, instructed and supervised groups of students performing experiments.

  • Graded laboratory reports.

Spring 2004: TA for PHYS 2524, General Physics for Engineers and Science Majors for a large number of undergraduates at the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Oklahoma at Norman.

  • Led group discussions sessions, prepared homework and solutions on a blackboard system and held office hours.

Fall 2003: TA for PHYS 5213, Nuclear and Particle Physics for a larger number of graduate students at the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Oklahoma at Norman.

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