Professor of Aviation at Lewis University
Director of Lewis University Master’s Program in Aviation and Transportation Studies
Co-Director of the Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research
Ph.D. in Technology Management, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Major area of specialization: Human Resource Development.
Research interests: human and technology systems integration, aviation safety, and lead-free alternative fuels for aviation.
Dissertation: “Human Performance Analysis of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications.”
Master of Science, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Major: Human Resource Development.
Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Major: Aerospace Technology/Professional Flight. Minor: Business Administration.
Professional Licenses and Certifications:
- SMS and Aviation Safety Program Manager, DOT certificate
- Risk Management Trainer, DOT certificate
- Airline Transport Pilot, Airplane Multiengine Land, Boeing 737; Boeing 777
- Flight Engineer, Turbojet Powered
- Flight Instructor, Airplane Single and Multiengine Land
Honors and Awards:
University Aviation Association, John K. Lauber Safety Award, October 2011, presented annually to an individual or organization, at the national level, in recognition of outstanding achievements in aviation that demonstrate clear advancement of aviation safety.
University Aviation Association, President’s Award, September 2011, a national award presented annually by the President of UAA to an individual in recognition of an outstanding commitment to UAA and Collegiate Aviation.
Indiana State University School of Graduate Studies Research Award, October 2008
University Aviation Association, Estridge Award, 2007, presented annually to an individual at the national level who is employed by the aviation industry and has distinguished themselves through dedicated service within collegiate aviation education.
DeMik, R.J., Harriman, S.L., Phillips, R.S., Crowder, C., Pfeifer, J.A., DeWaard, E.R., McHugh, S.F., Foster, S.J., Streit, M., Antoniolli, R.B., Knight, E.W., York, D.S., Luedtke, J. (2013). Measuring intensity of laser light penetrating flight decks in laser illuminations. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, 3(1). 1-8. Doi: 10.7771/2159-6670.1068
Kavouras, J.H., DeMik, R.J., & Hopkins, A.C. (2013). Bioavailable lead in topsoil collected from general aviation airports. Collegiate Aviation Review, 31(1), 57-68.
DeMik, R.J., Keleher, J.J., Kasak, N.A., Keller, J.C., Mazza, A.R., & Raess, J.R. (2012). Lead memory in general aviation aircraft engine emissions. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, 1(2), 74-78. doi: 10.5703/1288284314660
Fanjoy, R.O., Harriman, S.L., & DeMik, R.J. (2010). Individual and environmental predictors of burnout among regional airline pilots. International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, 10(1), 15-29.
DeMik, R.J. (2009). Text communications in single-pilot general aviation operations: Evaluating pilot errors and response times. International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, 9(1), 29-42.
DeMik, R. J., Allen, R. T., & Welsh, B. W. (2008). Very light jets: Requirements for pilot qualification and collegiate aviation’s role. Collegiate Aviation Review, 26(2), 37-46.
DeMik, R. J., & Welsh, B. W. (2007). Evaluating voice and data link air traffic control communications for general aviation. Collegiate Aviation Review, 25(2), 30-37.
DeMik, R. J. (2007). Coaching, counseling, and mentoring: A strategic need in training and development. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, February 28, 2007, Indianapolis, IN.
DeMik, R.J., & Harriman, S.L. (2014, October). Development of graduate education programs in the aviation discipline. Presented at the Annual Conference of the University Aviation Association, Daytona Beach, FL.
DeMik, R.J., Keleher, J., & Mazza, A.R. (2011, August). Evaluation of lead-free fuel for reducing aircraft pollutants. Invited address presented to U.S. Representative Judy Biggert at the Green Car Show, Naperville, IL.
DeMik, R.J. (2010, October). Policy critical to airline safety and collegiate aviation flight training from the aviation rulemaking committee for section 206 of the airline safety and FAA extension act of 2010. Invited address presented to the University Aviation Association annual conference, St. Paul, MN.
DeMik, R.J. (2010, June). Human factors analysis of controller-pilot data link communications for NexGen applications. Invited address presented to the Chicago Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Romeoville, IL.
DeMik, R. J. (2009, April). Invited aviation industry representative and panelist at the 2009 Indiana State University Aviation Industrial Advisory Board, Terre Haute, IN.
DeMik, R. J. (2008, September). Crew resource management: Practical applications. Invited address presented to the Aerospace Department, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
DeMik, R. J. (2008, April). Invited aviation industry representative and panelist at the 2008 Indiana State University Aviation Industrial Advisory Board, Terre Haute, IN.
DeMik, R. J. (2002, March). Flying the line in the post-9/11 environment. Invited address presented to the Purdue Professional Pilots at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
DeMik, R. J. (2000, October). Flying the line. Invited address presented to the Aerospace Department, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Reviewer of manuscripts for the Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering.