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Bettina has been working with Embry-Riddle since 2014. She began as a Veteran’s Affairs Counselor for Worldwide and then transitioned to a full-time faculty member in 2016. As an Assistant Professor for the College of Aeronautics, Worldwide campus, Bettina teaches a variety of aviation maintenance classes in addition to serving on the Scholarship and Awards Committee. Bettina is also the Program Chair for the Master of Aviation Maintenance degree program.

Prior to joining ERAU, Bettina served in the United States Marine Corps for 14 years. She worked as an avionics communication/navigation technician and supervisor for multiple aircraft platforms, including rotary and fixed-wing. In addition to her job as a technician, Bettina also worked in operations, supervised the Mobile Maintenance Facility program, and served three years as a Drill Instructor on Parris Island. She has a wide array of knowledge and experience with leadership, safety, preventive maintenance, inspections, and general aviation.

Bettina has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Park University, and a PhD in Business Administration specializing in Management from Northcentral University.

Bettina currently resides in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, and running. She is married to an active duty Marine and they have one son.