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Aviation Faculty

Steven Accinelli
Steven Accinelli
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Over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry with extensive experience with flight operations, financial planning, research, contract negotiations, equipment procurement, and personnel management. Additionally I have over 14 years FTE in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels.
While at the University of Dubuque I have taught the following courses:

  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Instrument Ground School
  • Crew Resource Management
  • First-year Seminar
  • International Airline Operations
  • CFI – Instrument Ground School
  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Policy Making
  • Airport Management
  • Contemporary Problems in Air Transportation
  • Multi-Engine Ground School
  • Safety and Ethics in Aviation
  • Private Pilot Ground School

Current Position
Director of Aviation Programs, University of Dubuque and Associate Professor of Aviation.
Education
1996 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
1985 Master of Science, Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1974 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Professional Aviation Ratings

  • Air Transport Pilot, Multi-engine Airplanes
  • Commercial/Instrument Helicopters
  • Certified Flight Instructor, Airplanes
  • Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplanes
  • Multi-engine Instructor, Airplanes
  • Helicopter Instructor (Military)

Flight Experience
Total Time 6025 hours
Turbine 2350 hours
Multi-engine 2900 hours
Helicopters 2275 hours
Instrument 1378 hours
Actual 960 hours
Night 825 hours
Dual given 1275 hours
Pertinent Experience
1/99 to present Department Head of a University Aviation Department consisting of 230 majors, 22 aircraft and 35 faculty/staff. Responsible for academic direction and program development. Manage a budget of over 2.5 million dollars with maintenance, safety, logistics, recruiting, and employee hiring responsibilities.
9/02 to present Airport Commissioner, Dubuque Regional Airport. Chair of an autonomous Commission for an airport ranked third busiest in the State with part 139 responsibilities with over 50,000 annual passengers. Two years experience as the Vice-Chair and an additional two years as the Treasurer.
7/83 to present Flight Instructor for single and multi-engine aircraft to include instruments.
7/98 to 8/99 Adjunct Instructor III, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, qualified to teach 19 graduate courses.
6/96 to 1/99 Principle Adviser to the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard for training, operations, personnel, and logistics in support of 3500 National Guard soldiers. Developed detailed training plans and coordinated the execution of training leading to significantly improved unit readiness. Developed plans and policies that increased personnel fill to high priority units and increased promotion selection rates. Developed training and deployment plans for infantry, aviation, public affairs, and fire fighting units participating in Bosnia operations and National Training Center (NTC) rotations.
6/94 to 6/95 Senior Military Analyst in an office led by a Department of Army Civilian in the Senior Executive Service. Provided oversight and policy guidance to Army Experimentation and Testing programs. Assigned as lead analyst on the policy committee for the Comanche Helicopter Program. Project analyst for the integration of all analytical efforts in support of Force XXI digitization experimentation.
6/92 to 6/94 Commander, Aviation Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Directly responsible for the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing training program. Budget authority exceeded 12 million dollars. Supervised flight activities that achieved over 270,000 accident free flight hours. Provided quality assurance for over 200 contract flight instructors and 700 maintenance personnel. Supervised over 320 personnel of which approximately 200 were flight instructors.
1/91 to 5/92 Senior Aviation Advisor to the U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia. Coordinated 50 aircraft from various U.S. Government agencies and the Bolivian Air Force in our Nation’s efforts against illicit drug activities. Developed training, logistics, operations, education, and aircraft overhaul programs in a country with limited infrastructure.
9/88 to 1/90 Vice-president, Fixed-wing Operations, Air North, Watertown, New York. A part-135 business integrating two companies with fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
6/88 to 1/90 Executive Officer for an Assault Helicopter Battalion in Fort Drum, New York. Responsible for the staff integration of maintenance, logistic, administration, personnel, operations, and training for an organization consisting of 325 personnel and 55 helicopters. Project officer for the formation of this new unit. Developed and oversaw execution of a plan to consolidate unit split by a distance of over 100 miles two years early. This resulted in savings of 1.8 million dollars. Planned and executed transition to the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with minimum impact on unit readiness.
1/86 to 6/88 Ad Hoc Member, Graduate School, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Provided counseling to graduate students and served on thesis committee for computer simulation experimental design proposals.
3/85 to 7/88 President, Fort Leavenworth Flying Club, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Directed flight school, supervised maintenance and managed fuel operations.
9/83 to 1/85 Fixed and rotary wing commercial pilot for Baron Aviation, Cleveland, Ohio. Established turbine helicopter operation.
6/81 to 6/83 Aviation Company Commander for UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter unit. Unit consisted of 15 helicopters and 190 personnel. Responsible for operations, training, maintenance and logistics.
1/73 to 5/81 Various aviation leadership, maintenance and flight positions in Europe and the United States.
6/73 First paid flight (first aviation employment)
1/73 First flight
National Aviation Recognition
National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)

  • Certified Aviation Manager (CAM)
  • Access Committee member

Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
Ad Hoc member Outcomes Assessment Committee

  • Certified Accreditation Team Member
  • 2007 Visiting Team Accreditation, SE Oklahoma State University

University Aviation Association (UAA)

  • Management Committee Member
  • Aviation Policy Seminar Director
  • Safety Auditor, 2007 ERAU

University Service
University of Kansas: Graduate Thesis Advisor
University of Dubuque:
Professional Development, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
Core Curriculum Committee
School of Professional Programs representative to the Board of Trustees
Planning and Finance Committee
Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Enrollment/Student Body Size
Advisor Flight Team
Faculty Search Committee (Aviation/Business/Criminal Justice/Environmental Science)
Faculty Athletic Representative
Chair, Management Council, IIAC
Two years on the Executive Management Council, IIAC
Professional Associations
Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA)
Member, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
Institutional Representative, University Aviation Association (UAA)
Institutional Representative, Aviation Accreditation Board, International (ABBI)
Institutional Representative, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Director, Aviation Programs/Aviation Department Head

MS, Case Western Reserve University; MS, National Defense University; BS, University of Idaho



Email: saccinel@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3811
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Mike Barsema
Mike Barsema
Flight Instructor
CFIAI, BS, University of Dubuque

Email: mbarsema@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3833
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Cory Behounek
Senior Flight Instructor
Email: cbehounek@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3813

William Blum
William Blum
Adjunct Aviation Faculty
Email: wblum@dbq.edu 
Email: wgblum@mchsi.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3263
Fax: (563) 589-3177
Office Location: 303 Severance Hall

Kevin Bradford
Kevin Bradford
Senior Flight Instructor, Admission Liaison

BS, University of Dubuque



Email: kbradford@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3806
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Tiffany Brame
Tiffany Brame
Aviation Maintenance Assistant
Email: tbrame@dbq.edu 

Kim Bruggenwirth
Kim Bruggenwirth
Aviation Office Manager
Email: kbruggen@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3180
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Tony Foster
Tony Foster
Senior Flight Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
Email: tfoster@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3815
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Michael Glynn
Michael Glynn
Chief Flight Instructor
BS, University of Dubuque

Email: mglynn@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3277
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Kenneth Godwin
Kenneth Godwin
Assistant Professor of Aviation
BS Aviation Management; University of Dubuque, MBA; University of Dubuque

Email: kgodwin@dbq.edu 
Email: godwinjr@hotmail.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3761
Fax: (563) 589-589-3177
Office Location: 312 Severance Hall

Chad Gooden
Flight Instructor
Email: cgooden@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3827

Jon Hudik
Flight Instructor
Email: jhudik@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3819

Eric Jannusch
Eric Jannusch
Flight Instructor
Email: ejannusc@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3806
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

James S. Jenkins
James S. Jenkins
Director of Aviation Maintenance

BS, University of Dubuque



Email: jjenkins@dbq.edu 
Email: jenkinsjs@netins.net 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3812
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Dubuque Regional Airport, America's Hangar

William Jubeck
William Jubeck
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

BS; University of Dubuque



Email: wjubeck@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3814
Fax: (563) 589-3719
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Polly Kadolph
Polly Kadolph
Assistant Professor of Aviation
MBA,BS, University of Dubuque

Email: pkadolph@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3120
Fax: (563) 589-3177
Office Location: 314 Severance Hall

Nicholas Koos
Nicholas Koos
Flight Dispatcher
Email: nkoos@dbq.edu 
Email: pilotof152@hotmail.com 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3820
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Derek Krapfl
Flight Instructor
Email: dkrapfl@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3816

Jacob McGrane
Flight Instructor
Email: jmcgrane@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3825

Kevin Michalski
Flight Instructor
Email: kmichals@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3819

Connor Monson
Flight Instructor
Email: cmonson@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3834

Matt Osterhaus
Matt Osterhaus
Flight Instructor
BS; University of Dubuque

Email: mosterhaus@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3807
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: America's Hanger

Suzanne Peterson
Suzanne Peterson
Assistant Chief

BS, University of Dubuque



Email: speterson@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3828
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Chaminda Prelis
Chaminda Prelis
Assistant Professor of Aviation
BBA, Aviation Management; MS, Aviation

Email: cprelis@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3835
Fax: (563) 589-3177
Office Location: 304 Severance Hall

Brian Quade
CRJ Systems Trainer
Email: bquade@dbq.edu 

Brett Ray
Brett Ray
Assistant Professor of Aviation

MA, Drake University; BS, Embry-Riddle University



Email: bray@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3880
Office Location: 312 Severance Hall

William Rigdon
William Rigdon
Instructor of Aviation/Assistant Flight Instructor/CRJ Project Manager

BS, University of Dubuque



Email: wrigdon@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3823
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Nolan Schneider
Assistant Chief, CRJ Systems Trainer
Email: nschneid@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3823

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Flight Instructor
Email: jsmith@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3121
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Kurt Stiefel
Stage Check Flight Instructor

BS, CFIAIM University of Dubuque



Email: kstiefel@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3817
Office Location: America's Hangar 6

Jake Thomas
Flight Instructor
Email: jhthomas@dbq.edu 

Susan Thome
Susan Thome
Aircraft Dispatcher
Email: sthome@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3121
Fax: (563) 589-3179
Office Location: Flight Operations Center

Randy Tolley
Flight Instructor
Email: rtolley@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3837

Jessica Wagner
Flight Instructor
Email: jwagner@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3838

Colin Waldorf
Flight Instructor
Email: cwaldorf@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3829