BASIC SCIENCES DIVISION Colonel Steve Hasstedt, Division Chair
Colonel Steve Hasstedt, Permanent Professor
Cadets study different facets of biology within our molecular biology lab, life sciences research center, aerospace physiology lab, genetics lab, cadaver lab and greenhouse.
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Colonel Tasha L. Pravecek, Permanent Professor
Provides a curriculum for cadets interested in chemistry, biochemical chemistry, or advanced materials chemistry to pursue positions in research, development, graduate school or medical/dental school.
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Colonel Daniel Finkelstein, Permanent Professor
Offers an education in problem solving, analytical reasoning and technical communication, skills that allow cadets to tackle the complex operational, managerial and technical problems that routinely challenge Air Force officers.
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Colonel Rex Kiziah, Permanent Professor
Helps cadets become great thinkers, to understand the laws and equations behind the devices that enable our modern technological society and to develop real-world solutions to enhance the capabilities of the Air Force and Department of Defense.
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ENGINEERING DIVISION Colonel Douglas Wickert, Division Chair
Colonel Douglas Wickert, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Supports cadets, the Air Force and the world through studies in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, aircraft structures and experimental methods.
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Colonel Luke M. Sauter, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Cadets design and build rockets and missiles, communications satellites, space navigational systems, space vehicles and other assets that contribute to our national economy and security.
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Civil & Environmental Engineering
Colonel Joel A. Sloan, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Prepares cadets for careers as civil engineers, which design, build and sustainably maintain the physical infrastructure of the largest weapons platform in the Air Force inventory—the Air Force Installation.
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Computer & Cyber Sciences
Colonel David J. Caswell, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Helps cadets develop computer-based skills and abilities that can be applied in all Air Force career fields.
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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Colonel Brian J. Neff, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Provides cadets with the hardware and software skills to design, develop, and analyze modern electronic, communications, and computer systems.
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Colonel Cory A. Cooper, Permanent Professor, Department Head
Mechanical Engineering is a broad-based and flexible program, allowing cadets to focus in many important disciplines, such as structures, materials, thermal-fluid systems and dynamic/mechatronic systems.
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Systems Engineering Program
Develops officers who are prepared to address the complex engineering and management challenges presented by modern systems design, development and operation.
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HUMANITIES DIVISION Colonel Meg Martin, Division Chair
English & Fine Arts
Colonel Kathleen Harrington, Permanent Professor
Leaders throughout history have used their skills as readers, thinkers and communicators to effect change. Our department is committed to improving the reading, writing and speaking skills of all cadets.
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Foreign Languages & International Programs
Colonel Jean-Philippe Peltier, Permanent Professor
The Department of Foreign Languages & International Programs develops leaders of character with global perspective through world class language and culture education.
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Colonel Meg Martin, Permanent Professor
Teaches history for the profession of arms and provides a natural forum for the discussion of great leaders, past and present, insights that are invaluable to any future leader of this country.
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Colonel James Cook, Permanent Professor
Guides cadets to undertake their study of philosophy and religion as part of a life of energetic inquiry aimed at developing the virtues appropriate to a leader of character.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION Colonel Thomas Swaim, Division Chair
Behavioral Sciences & Leadership
Colonel Richard T. Cooney Jr., Permanent Professor
Provides a scientific foundation for understanding human behavior across multiple domains using Psychology, Sociology, Human Factors Engineering, and Leadership disciplines.
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Economics & Geosciences
Colonel Jen Alexander, Permanent Professor
Responsible for three academic majors, including Economics, Geospatial Science and Meteorology.
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Colonel Tara Villena, Department Head
Cadets develop analytical skills and build expertise in the study of law and its role and function in both American society and the international community.
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Colonel Troy Harting, Department Head
From accounting to marketing to human resource management, our department develops the skills cadets need to be critical thinkers for today’s dynamic, technologically complex, global environment.
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Military & Strategic Studies
Colonel Tom Swaim, Permanent Professor
Prepares cadets to think strategically and creatively in order to lead and operate across the spectrum of conflict throughout the globe.
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Dr. Paul Bolt, Professor of Political Science
Prepares cadets to comprehend domestic and international political events by examining political theories and ideologies, international relations, American politics, international security, defense decision-making and more.
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