Meet Our Faculty
Experience and Knowledge
Faculty in the Aviation area of study have rich backgrounds in higher education and possess real world experience in the industry.
See the Aviation Department Directory for a full listing of staff and faculty.
Meet just a few of the highly qualified Aviation faculty members at COCC.
Assistant Professor of Aviation
With more than 35 years of experience in the field of aviation, Karl brings extensive knowledge into the classroom. Career highlights include serving as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, an aviation manufacturing manager, and an aviation educator and trainer. Karl is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Naval Aviation Flight Training, and Command Staff College. Additional post-graduate education and training in aviation safety, human factors, risk management, and safety-management systems resonate in all his classes and during flight training.
As a lifelong learner, Karl uses his broad industry knowledge and decades of lessons learned to help develop the next generation of professional pilots.
Associate Professor I of Aviation
After working in the aviation industry for 25 years, Lisa enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with students as they train to become professional aviators. In particular, she likes helping students as they explore potential career options in the field of aviation. Early in her career, Lisa owned a flight school and charter service and later went on to fly jet airplanes in the corporate and charter industry for over 20 years before coming to COCC. She has extensive experience with flight instruction and ground instruction at all levels of aviation training and teaches a variety of classes in the Aviation curriculum.
Lisa continues to work part-time in the industry, flying a corporate jet for a local company and serving as a flight instructor at the Bend Airport.