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David Ison, PhD

Faculty Senator

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Research methods
  • Statistics
  • Aviation
  • Higher education administration​


  • ​PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • BS, Auburn University, Auburn, AL


  • Pathways to the Aviation Professoriate: An Investigation into the Attributes and Backgrounds of Professional Pilot Education Faculty

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Aviation
  • Academic integrity
  • Plagiarism

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​FAA ATP MEL, Commercial SEL, SES; CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI; ADX; Remote Pilot

Select Publications:

  • ​Ison, D. C. (2020). Detection of online contract cheating through stylometry: A Pilot Study. Online Learning24(2), 142-165.
  • Ison, D. C. (2020). Empirical Analysis of Trends in Runway Incursions in the United States from 2001 to 2017. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering9(1), 2.
  • Ison, D. (2019). Academic misconduct and the internet. In Scholarly Ethics and Publishing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (pp. 22-51). IGI Global.
  • Ison, D. C. (2018). An empirical analysis of differences in plagiarism among world cultures. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management40(4), 291-304.
  • Ison, D. C. (2018). Teaching the Next Generation of Researchers: An Inquiry into Aviation Research Education. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering7(2), 4.
  • McCooey, S., & Ison, D. (2017). Female Cabin Crew Radiation Exposure and Cancer Development: A Cross-Study Inquiry. International Journal of Professional Aviation Training & Testing Research9(1).
  • Ison, D. C. (2017). Mitigating Nonresponse Error in Online Surveys Through Research-based Design and Delivery. Survey Practice10(2).
  • Ison, D. C., Herron, R., & Weiland, L. (2016). Two Decades of Progress for Minorities in Aviation. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering6(1), 4.
  • Ison, D. (2017). Academic Misconduct and the Internet. In Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education (pp. 82-111). IGI Global.
  • Ison, D. C., & Szathmary, K. J. (2016). Assessing Academic Integrity Using SafeAssign  Plagiarism Detection Software. Collegiate Aviation Review34(1).

 Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (7 years)
  • Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain College (7 years)
  • President, University Aviation Association (2017-2018)