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Professor Nancy Shane, Assistant Professor of Aviation

Professor Nancy Shane

Assistant Professor of Aviation
 Ward Hall 303


PhD candidate, University of North Dakota
Master of Education - Harvard University
Master of Aeronautical Science - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor of Arts - Wesleyan University


Nancy Shane comes to Farmingdale with seven years of teaching experience and over eight years of experience working in the commercial airline industry.  With a background in both education and aviation, Professor Shane is also a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and holds an aircraft dispatcher certificate. She is in the final stages of completing her doctoral degree in aerospace sciences at the University of North Dakota, where her research is focusing on pilot training, qualifications and quality.

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:
Professor Shane's current research is focusing on airline pilot background and qualifications and the impact of that background on pilot success in initial training at regional airlines.

Previous Academic or Professional Positions (if any):
Prior to joining the faculty at Farmingdale, she was the Vice President of Training and Employee Development at Cape Air, a regional airline based in Hyannis, MA.
She also has a multi-engine pilot certificate with an instrument rating and an aircraft dispatcher certificate.


AVN 101 – History of Aviation: An Industry Perspective

AVN 423 – Crew Resource Management

AVN 425 – Safety of Flight

AVN 401 – Aviation Economics