Dr. Kristy Kiernan is the curriculum chair for the College of Aeronautics Graduate Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Formerly, she was Program Chair for the Master of Science in Unmanned Systems. She is a member of several UAS industry working groups, including the ANSI UAS Standardization Collaborative and the AUVSI Trusted Operator Program. Her research interests are in unmanned systems, safety, risk management, and human factors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Brown University, a Ph.D. in Aviation from ERAU, an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with a Falcon type rating, and a Remote Pilot Certificate.