Unmanned Aerial Systems Program at Sinclair Community College

Dr. Andrew Shepherd
Director for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair Community College

Dr. Andrew Shepherd serves as the Director for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. With more than a decade of experience in the defense industry and academia focused on modeling and simulation, research, course development, accreditation, instruction, and mentorship, Shepherd offers extensive knowledge in many areas of technology, higher education, and workforce training and development. He serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Two Cultures Journal in addition to his role as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems. Named to both Dayton's top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals by the Dayton Business Journal in 2014, Shepherd is an active member of his community and broader aerospace industry. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot and Airway Science Option – from Sinclair Community College. He went on to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics with dual minors in Management and Aviation Safety and a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations of Space Science and Human Factors in Aviation. He most recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology from Arizona's Northcentral University.