Our Faculty - Aviation Science
Michael FarleyAssociate Professor and Chairperson of Aviation ScienceHarrington Hall, Room 111BTel:508.531.2366Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 activitiesDegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Bridgewater State College
MPA, San Diego State University
Veronica CoteAssociate Professor of Aviation ScienceHarrington Hall, Room 111DTel:508.531.2137Email: email@example.com
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.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Bridgewater State College
MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP, CF II
John KreeftAssistant Professor of Aviation ScienceHarrington Hall, Room 111BTel:508.531.1059Email: John.Kreeft@bridgew.eduDegreesTop of Page ▴
BA, Boston College
MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Michael WelchAssociate Professor of Aviation ScienceHarrington HallEmail: Michael.Welch@bridgew.edu
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.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
MEd, Fordham University Graduate School of Education at Lincoln Center
Christi CushingAssistant Director of Operations and Safety OfficerFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.2034Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Evan CushingChief InstructorFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.1049Email: email@example.com
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.
William DyerBusiness ManagerFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.2907Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Robert FisherStaff Assistant for Standards and EvaluationFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.2358Email: email@example.comTop of Page ▴
Loren HerrenDirector of OperationsFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.1445Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Diane LapointeFlight Training CoordinatorFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.2383Email: email@example.comTop of Page ▴
Shannon MoultonStaff Assistant for Records and ComplianceFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.2321Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTop of Page ▴
Margarita RiveraAdministrative Assistant IFlight Training CenterTel:508.531.1445Email: email@example.com
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.
Lisa ShawAdministrative Assistant IHarrington Hall, Room 111Tel:508.531.1779Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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".