Our Faculty - Aviation Science

Our Faculty

Faculty Profiles

  • Michael Farley

    Michael Farley
    Associate Professor and Chairperson of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111B
    Tel:
    508.531.2366

    Mike Farley has been a Bridgewater State University Aviation professor for ten years. He also graduated from the program with a double major. He has worked at seven different airports and is active in freshmen advising activities

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MPA, San Diego State University

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  • Veronica Cote

    Veronica Cote
    Associate Professor of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111D
    Tel:
    508.531.2137

    Veronica "Biz" (Bizinkauskas) Cote was bitten by the aviation bug in 1982 when she began flying as a Bridgewater State undergraduate. She quickly advanced through her certificates and ratings and began flight instruction her junior year. Veronica has over 1000 hours of dual given and trained many pilots who are now flying for the military and commercial aviation. She flew as a corporate pilot and later as a line captain and first officer for the commuter airlines during the rough and tumble years of early deregulation. She retired from the airlines and pursued her Master of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked as an assistant at the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Research studying aviation human factors issues. Veronica is delighted to share her love of the sky teaching the next generation of aviation professionals. Her areas of specialty are ground school courses, CFI instruction, aviation weather, airline operations, human factors, and aviation history.

    Degrees

    BS, Bridgewater State College
    MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP, CF II

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  • John Kreeft

    John Kreeft
    Assistant Professor of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall, Room 111B
    Tel:
    508.531.1059
    Degrees

    BA, Boston College
    MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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  • Michael Welch

    Michael Welch
    Associate Professor of Aviation Science
    Harrington Hall

    Michael Welch received his master's degree in Education Administration from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He teaches Introduction to Aviation Management (AVSC 305), Aviation Safety (AVSC 310), Aviation Regulatory Process (AVSC 320), Aviation Management (AVSC 471) and Air Carrier Operations (AVSC 307). Having been in the airline business for more than thirty-three years, he finds teaching future aviation leaders to be an excellent way to impart his knowledge and make a positive change in the future. His research continues to examine the business of today's carriers. He is an avid Boston sports fan and has been a railroad groupie since his childhood.

    Degrees

    BS, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    MEd, Fordham University Graduate School of Education at Lincoln Center

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Staff Profiles

  • Christi Cushing

    Christi Cushing
    Assistant Director of Operations and Safety Officer
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.2034

    After receiving her Master’s in Secondary Education and teaching for 2 years in the public school system, Christi made a career change and enrolled at Spartan College of Aeronautics to pursue her dream of flying. After receiving her certificates (Commercial Multi- and single engine land, Certified Flight Instructor Airplane and Instrument), she began flight instructing for BSU and quickly upgraded her qualifications to include Stage Check Instructor and Multiengine Instructor. At BSU, she has served as a flight instructor, check pilot, part-time dispatcher, visiting lecturer, and staff assistant for both records and compliance and standards and evaluation. Currently, she is in charge of creating a “safety-first” culture as the safety officer and continuing to serve as the Assistant Chief Instructor for each of the courses offered.

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  • Evan Cushing

    Evan Cushing
    Chief Instructor
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.1049

    Evan started flying at the age of 18 in 1987 out of Lawrence, MA. He has a Master's degree in Aviation Science. In the interim years, he has worked as a CFI in Lawrence and Beverly as well as in San Jose, California. He spent 15 years at Cape Air doing everything from flying the Cessna 402 to acting as Part 135 Director of Training and ATR-42 Fleet Manager. He also started the process of initiating Cape Air’s Safety Management System. He previously worked at BSU as Simulator Coordinator and Assistant Chief Pilot as well as a visiting lecturer. Prior to his most recent stint at BSU he was a first officer and then captain on the CRJ-900 for Endeavor Air. Teaching and mentoring pilots has always been his true passion. 

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  • William Dyer

    William Dyer
    Business Manager
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.2907

    Bill has over 25 years of aviation related experience. His early experience was as a ground support equipment mechanic where he performed line operations and maintenance work on turbine generators, hydraulic support equipment and small engines. He then worked in the aviation supply and logistics career field. After a short tenure in Human Resources, Bill moved on to work in the operational support area where he stood up a brand new operations support section and oversaw the development of scheduling models and support to crew members. Finally, Bill served as a Director of Operations where he oversaw both support for mission crews as well as the transition to a new facility and advanced technology that expanded the operational capability of the organization.

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  • Robert Fisher

    Staff Assistant for Standards and Evaluation
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.2358
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  • Loren Herren

    Loren Herren
    Director of Operations
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.1445


    Loren earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration before changing careers to follow his passion for aviation. He has been Bridgewater State University Aviation's Chief Instructor since the Part 141 program was certified in 2008, and is active with the FAA Safety Team conducting presentations and assisting with the general aviation awards program. He is currently working to build the relationship between Bridgewater Aviation and the Civil Air Patrol, and to develop outreach programs with local, regional and state high schools.

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  • Diane Lapointe

    Flight Training Coordinator
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.2383
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  • Shannon Moulton

    Staff Assistant for Records and Compliance
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.2321
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  • Margarita Rivera

    Margarita Rivera
    Administrative Assistant I
    Flight Training Center
    Tel:
    508.531.1445

    Margie has worked at the Aviation Training Center since September 2008. She previously worked as a Social Worker for the Head Start Preschool Program. Prior to that she worked as a Marketing Information Administrator at the Commonwealth Electric Company (now NSTAR). She earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

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  • Lisa Shaw

    Lisa Shaw
    Administrative Assistant I
    Harrington Hall, Room 111
    Tel:
    508.531.1779

    Lisa is a long time resident of the Bridgewater State University community and is familiar with college policies and procedures. She has been part of the Bridgewater family since she officially began working for the college in 1992, then later joined the aviation science department in 2001. Enthusiastic, energetic, she aims to please, if you have any problems or questions do not hesitate to contact her. "Dream lofty dreams...future aviators".

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