Aviation Faculty and Staff

Being so close to both O'Hare and Midway Airports offers countless advantages for Lewis Aviation students. Among them is the opportunity to learn under such experienced and well-connected leaders in the aviation industry - with years of professional knowledge they bring to both the classroom and the runway.

Aviation Faculty

Humphrey M. Abeh
abehhu@lewisu.edu
Associate Professor of Aviation

  • M.B.A. Lewis University, M.S. Central Missouri State University, B.A.S. Troy State University
  • FAA Certified Aircraft Dispatcher
  • FAA Instrument Ground Instructor/Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Certificates in Aerodrome and Approach Control, Area Procedural Control, Area Radar
  • Meteorological Certificate

William Brogan
broganwi@lewisu.edu
Associate Professor of Aviation

  • Master of Public Administration
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • FAA Instrument Rating Certificate

Mike Canada
canadake@lewisu.edu
Assistant Professor of Aviation   

  • LL.M. Comparative Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.B. Honours (Dunlem), Durham University, UK
  • B.Sc. Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Inns of Court - Gray’s Inn (Member), London UK
  • Airborne Global Information Grid (AGIG) Certification, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sandia National Laboratories Miniature Synthetic Aperture RADAR (Copperhead) Certification   
  • Insitu Certified Scan Eagle Pilot/Operator
  • Insitu Certified Scan Eagle Maintenance Level 1
  • Insitu MWIR 2 and Super EO Certification

Dr. Randal DeMik
demikra@lewisu.edu
Director of Graduate Studies in Aviation & Transportation
Co-Director of Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research
Professor Aviation and Transportation

  • Ph.D., Indiana State University
  • FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot (Boeing 737, Boeing 777)
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • FAA Flight Engineer (Turbojet)
  • DOT Certified SMS/Aviation Safety Program Manager
  • DOT Certified Risk Management Trainer

Matthew Franklin
franklma@lewisu.edu
Assistant Professor of Aviation

  • 2014 M.B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
  • 2009 B.S., Lewis University

R. Eric Jones
jonesrt@lewisu.edu
Chair of Aviation Department
Assistant Professor of Aviation

  • M.S. Illinois State University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • A.S. Emery Aviation College
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate
  • FAA Commercial/Instrument /CFII/Certificate
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor/ Instrument Certificate
  • 737 High Power Run and Taxi Certification

Raymond Drozs
drozsra@lewisu.edu
Professor of Aviation

  • M.A. Chicago State University, B.A. Governors State University
  • A.A.S. Chicago City College
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  • FAA Inspection Authorization Certificate
  • FAA Certified Flight Dispatcher
  • FAA Certified Flight & Ground Instructor
  • FAA Flight Engineer Certificate
  • FAA Commercial Pilot
  • FAA Aviation Safety Counselor
  • FCC General Radio Telephone Operator License

Yvonne LeClaire
leclaiyv@lewisu.edu
Instructor of Aviation

  • M.S. Lewis University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  •  PSI Certified FAA Test Proctor

Richard Mladic
mladicri@lewisu.edu
Assistant Professor of Aviation

  • M.S. Northern Illinois University
  • B.S, AAT Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot ( Boeing 747, B-747-4, B-757/767, Single Engine Privilege)
  • FAA Certified A&P
  • FAA Advanced Ground/Instrument Instructor
  • FAA Flight Engineer (Turbojet)

Dr. Ryan Phillips
philliry@lewisu.edu
Assistant Chair of Aviation and Transportation
Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., University of South Dakota
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI) Gold Seal
  • FAA Certified Commercial Pilot

William G. Parrot
parrotwi@lewisu.edu
Professor of Aviation

  • M.A. University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land/Rotorcraft-Helicopter
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Multi-Engine
  • FAA Flight Engineer
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor

Louis R. Revisky
revisklo@lewisu.edu
Professor of Aviation

  • M.S. Northern Illinois University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner Certificate
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  • FAA Inspection Authorization Certificate
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate: Airplanes/Helicopter
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate
  • FAA Aviation Safety Counselor
  • FCC General Class Radio License
  • 2015 NC3 Certified Instructor, National Coalition of Certification Centers

Michael Streit
streitmi@lewisu.edu
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor of Aviation and Transportation

  • M.A. Governor State University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  • FAA Private Pilot Certficate Airplane Single Engine Land
  • Lasergrade Certified FAA Testing Center Supervisor
  • FCC General Class Radio Telephone Operator License

Charles S. Slutz
slutzch@lewisu.edu
Director Transportation Administration Studies
Professor of Aviation and Transportation

  • M.S. University of Massachusetts
  • B.S. Cooper Union
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single Engine Land
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi Engine Airplane Instrument Glider
  • Certified in Integrated Resource Management, APICS

Nazim Uddin
uddinna@lewisu.edu
Professor of Aviation

  • M. A. S. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Graduate Certificate in Aviation/Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B. S. Lewis University
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License

Aviation Staff

Christopher Stevens
stevench@lewisu.edu
Director of Aviation Admission

  • 2012 B.A., Lewis University

Frank DuBois
duboisfr@lewisu.edu
Aviation Event Coordinator

  • M.A. Northeastern University
  • M.S. Chicago State University
  • B.A. Southern Illinois University

Diane Blazevich
blazevdi@lewisu.edu
Aviation & Transportation Department Secretary 

  • B.A in Marketing

Kathleen Mazies
mazieska@lewisu.edu
Aviation & Transportation Department Secretary 

  • B.A in Marketing

Hera Jahng
Aviation & Transportation Department Student Worker 

  • Lewis Graduate Fall 2015 ATC Major

Graduate Assistants

George Chiampas
chiampge@lewisu.edu
Graduate Assistant Aviation and Transportation

  • B.S. Lewis University

Priyanka Joshi
priyankajoshi@lewisu.edu
Graduate Assistant Aviation and Transportation

  • B.S in Aviation Minnesota State University – Mankato

Kayan Todiwalla
todiwaka@lewisu.edu
Graduate Assistant Aviation and Transportation

  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Certified Flight Instructor Airplane & Instrument.
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane Single & multiengine land instrument.

Flight Operation Managers

Keith McGill
mcgillke@lewisu.edu  
Chief of Pilot Training

  • MBA Lewis University
  • BS Lewis University
  • Gold Seal FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Airplane Land
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Lasergrade/PSI Certified FAA Test Proctor

Matthew Massey
masseyma@lewisu.edu
Senior Assistant Chief Pilot

  • BS Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Megan Zahos
zahosme@lewisu.edu
Assistant Chief Pilot
Flight Team Head Coach
Women in Aviation Advisor
Board of Directors, Aviation Alumni Organization

  • MS Lewis University
  • MBA Lewis University
  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

David Zurek
zurekda@lewisu.edu
Assistant Chief Pilot

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Dispatch Certificate
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Airplane Land
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • Type rating SF-340

Flight Instructors

Douglas Adams
Flight Instructor

  • MBA Lewis University
  • BS Bowling Green State University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • Advanced Ground Instructor

Robert Beckmann
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Matthew Berger
Flight Instructor

  • BA University of Kansas
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • Type rating CL-65

Christopher Burgermeister
Flight Instructor

  • MBA Lewis University
  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Paul Coriell
Flight Instructor

  • BS Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Kevin DeBoissiere
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University In Progress
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Nicholas Fischer
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Julia Harrington
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Zach Heiar
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Jessica Hernandez
Flight Instructor

  • BS Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Nick Kazanjian
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Fritz Koch
Flight Instructor

  • BS Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • Advanced Ground Instructor

Alex Kwiatkowski
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • Instrument Ground Instructor

Daniel Magner
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of North Dakota
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Nick Merklein
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Evan Noffsinger
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Neil Pelech
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Ilinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Dana Prill
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Johnathon Sauer
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Kayan Todiwalla
Flight Instructor

  • BS Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Matthew Wendlandt
Flight Instructor

  • BS Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land

Karyn Wojcik
Flight Instructor

  • BS University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land