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
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 Aerodome and Approach Control, Area Procedural Control, Area Radar
  • Meteorological Certificate
William John Brogan
Chair of Aviation Department
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Master of Public Administration
  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • FAA Instrument Rating Certificate
Dr. Randal DeMik
Associate Professor / Director of Graduate Studies in Aviation & 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
Richard DiMaio
Lecturer, Meteorology
  • M.S. Northern ILU. (In Progress)
  • B.S. Meteorology. University of Wisconsin
  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association
  • Airline Dispatch Federation
Robert E. Dowse II
Professor of Aviation
  • M.A. Northern Illinois University, B.A. Northern Illinois University
  • FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner Certificate
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  • FCC General Radio Telephone Operator License
Raymond Drozs
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
James J. Goliak
Professor of Aviation
  • M.S. Ed. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
Stanley Harriman
Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.S., Andrews University
  • FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI)
  • FAA Certified Commercial Pilot
R. Eric Jones
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
Yvonne LeClaire
Instructor of Aviation
  • M.S. Lewis University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate: Airframe and Powerplant
  • Lasergrade Certified FAA Test Proctor
Richard Mladic
Assistant Professor
  • M.S. Northern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot ( Boeing 747, B-747-4, B-757/767)
  • FAA Certified A&P
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Flight Engineer (Turbojet)
William G. Parrot
Associate 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
Ryan Phillips
Assistant Professor
  • Ed.D., University of South Dakota (ABD)
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI) Gold Seal
  • FAA Certified Commercial Pilot
Louis R. Revisky
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
Charles S. Slutz
Professor of Aviation
  • 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
Michael Streit
Professor of Aviation/Aviation Associate Chair
  • 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
Nazim Uddin
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

Diane Blazevich
Aviation Department Secretary
(815) 836-5434

Frank DuBois
Director of Aviation Admissions
(815) 836-5936

FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGERS

Keith McGill
Chief of Pilot Training
  • M.B.A. Lewis University
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Gold Seal FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA ATP Multi-Engine Airplane Land and Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Lasergrade Certified FAA Test Proctor
Matthew Massey
Senior Assistant Chief Pilot
  • B.S. Embry Riddle University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Megan Zahos
Assistant Chief Pilot
Flight Team Head Coach
Women in Aviation Advisor
  • M.B.A. Lewis University
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
David Zurek
Assistant Chief Pilot
  • BS Lewis University
  • Dispatch Certificate
  • FAA ATP Multi-Engine Airplane Land and Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Airplane Instrument
  • Type rated SF-340

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

Jason Adamczyk
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Southern Illinois University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Douglas Adams
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Bowling Green State University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Joe Alexander
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Matt Berger
Flight Instructor
  • B.A. University of Kansas
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Tiffany Bilski
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Dispatch Certificate
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Aaron Brown
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Chase Buchler
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Gold Seal FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Chris Burgermeister
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Paul Garber
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Julia Hamlin
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Kevin Kaucher
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Chris Kelly
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Matt Koldenhoven
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Dan Magner
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of North Dakota
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Matthew Paarlberg
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Hyun Jae Pae
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Phil Pickar
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. University of Illinois
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Ben Stephen
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land
Brian Zankowski
Flight Instructor
  • B.S. Lewis University
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single Engine Airplane Instrument
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate Single and Multi-Engine Land