Kent Lovelace, Professor, Director of Aviation Industry Relations, Dept. of Aviation, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota

Kent Lovelace is a Professor and Director of Aviation Industry Relation for the Dept. of Aviation at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota which has academic and flight training programs supporting 1,900 students. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UND, ATP Certificate, Cessna Citation Type Rating and CFI Certificate.

Since 2009 Kent has focused his research efforts on the pilot supply issue and has presented many times at regional, national and international aviation conferences. He is directly involved with student recruitment and industry relations which includes developing employment opportunities and internships. He is on the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP) Review Committee. He is also a member of the FAA’s Airman Certification Systems (ACS) Working Group for the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) and is the industry representative for the FAA’s ACS Exam Board (AEB).