David Cross, PhD, EdD

Senior Core Part-Time Faculty, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Aviation
  • Buisness
  • Education


  • PhD, Northcentral University, La Jolla, CA
  • EdD, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • MBA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • MEd, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • MS Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • BS Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


  • ​(1)Comparison of Marketing Techniques to Enroll Females at a Major Aeronautical University
  • (2) A Historical Analysis of the Regulation of U.S. Airlines

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Aviation
  • Business
  • Education
  • Online Learning
  • Marketing

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Federal Aviation Administration - Air Transport Pilot

Select Publications:

  • Cross, D., Kiernan, K., & Scharf, M. (2020). Airport operations delays and possible mitigation through electric taxi systems: A qualitative case study. International Journal of Aviation Research, 12(1). Retrieved from https://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/IJAR/article/view/8076
  • Winter, S. R., & Cross, D. (2020). The most challenging part? Selecting a dissertation topic for aviation research. International Journal of Aviation Research, 12(1). Retrieved from https://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/IJAR/article/view/8079
  • Ngufor, F., & Cross, D. (2020). Understanding the perspectives of information security managers on insider threat. Sage Publications. https://advance.sagepub.com/ articles/preprint/ Understanding_the_Perspectives_of_Information_Security_ Managers_on_Insider_Threat/12564146
  • Carlton, A. M., & Cross, D. (2020). The relationship between privacy notice formats and consumer disclosure decisions: A quantitative study. IJBMI International Journal of Business and Management, 9(3), 36-40. Retrieved from https://www.ijbmi.org/v9i3(series1).html
  • Kiernan, K., Cross, D., Scharf, M. (2020). Developing a taxonomy for success in commercial pilot behaviors. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 38(1), 30-45.
  • Williams-Banta, P., & Cross, D. (2020). Security technology and awareness training; do they affect security behaviors and thus reduce breaches? Sage Publications. https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.12315716.v1
  • Cannon, T., & Cross, D., (2017). Exploratory case study of the department of Navy's talent management system. Organizational Cultures: An International Journal 18(1): 1-17. doi:10.18848/2327-8013/CGP/v18i01/1-17
  • Hathaway, M., & Cross, D. (2016). The military learner: The acceptance of new training technology for C-130 aircrews. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(2), Article 2. Hathaway, M., & Cross, D. (2016). The Military Learner: The Acceptance of New Training Technology for C-130 Aircrews. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.15394/IJAAA.2016.110
  • Sumwalt, R., Cross, D., & Lessard, D. (2015). Examining how breakdowns in pilot monitoring of the aircraft flight path can lead to flight path deviations. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2(3), Article 8. Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol2/iss3/8

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Captain, United Airlines