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William Tuccio - ATP/CFI, Independent Researcher

William (“Bill”) Tuccio was a regional airline pilot and has diverse experience in engineering, aviation, flight instruction, software engineering, accident investigation, and conversation analysis (CA). In 2010 he joined the first cohort of Embry-Riddle’s PhD in Aviation program, earning his doctorate with a dissertation studying linguistics applied to pilot training. He currently is a part-time flight instructor and an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, working with recovery of electronics, including aviation cockpit voice recorders, and audio and video from aviation and rail. He has published numerous technical reports in support of accident investigations. His PhD in Aviation dissertation explored interventionist conversation analysis for pilot training.

After completing his dissertation, he co-authored a paper with his dissertation committee published in the Pragmatics of Professional Discourse issue of Pragmatics and Society (2016), “Interventionist Applied Conversation Analysis: Collaborative Transcription and Repair Based Learning (CTRBL) in Aviation.” Continuing his interest in CA, he attended Elizabeth Stokoe’s Conversation Analytic Role-play Method (CARM) affiliate workshop at Loughborough University, England and then teamed up with Dr. Maurice Nevile to investigate using CARM to improve flight instructor effectiveness based upon voluntarily submitted video and audio recordings. Bill continues to independently pursue CA education through attendance at workshops. As a CARM affiliate, flight instructor, and FAASTeam Representative, Bill has delivered interactive CARM seminars to flight instructors.

Dr. Tuccio received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer and his Master of Aviation Science degree from Embry-Riddle. Additional relevant publications include International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies (2011), Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering (2012), Journal of Navigation (2012), Language and Social Interaction Working Group Annual Conference (2016), and Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research (2011, 2017).