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Oklahoma State University

Matt Vance

Matt Vance

School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation
Ast Prof

Phone: 405-744-8976
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Dr. Matt Vance, our newest Assistant Professor, joins the AVED program from the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology Saint Louis University He holds a Ph.D. in Aviation Science He brings a wealth of knowledge from inside and outside the classroom In addition to his experience as Senior Researcher, Flight Instructor for the Center for Aviation and Space at Saint Louis University, previous Boeing positions include Director of Advanced Global Services and Support Business Development at Boeing Defense Space and Security, Secondee, an Exchange Officer, for the UK Ministry of Defense in London, Director of Washington Studies and Analysis, Future Combat Systems, Air Traffic Management and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Product Strategy During his years at McDonnell Douglas, Dr. Vance served as a Principal Engineer for Phantom Works Systems Assessment division and prior to that assignment he was a Lead Engineer for the HARPOON Missile. Dr. Vances publications include, Analysis of Factors that may be Essential in the Decision to Fly on Fully Autonomous Passenger Airliners, Analysis of the Current Unmanned Aerial Systems Public Policy Environment in the United States, and Considering Buying an Unmanned Aircraft?, More Things to Think About along with seven corresponding presentations His flight experience includes 4,500 hours between US Naval Flight Officer, civil Pilot in Command, Instructor flying time His 20 years military career includes more than 3,000 hours of patrol flight time submarine hunting with extensive operational experience in Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and North Atlantic theaters


General Aviation, Professional Pilot Flight Instruction, education and certification, Bayesian Statistical Reduction, Multi Attribute Utility Theory, Operations, Personnel, Portfolio Analysis, Advanced Technology Assessment, Naval Maritime Aviation, Anti Submarine Warfare, Joint Mobility United States Transportation Command, Collegiate and US Military Officer Accession