Dr. Tim Brady is the Interim Chancellor, Daytona Beach campus at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He previously was Professor and Dean, College of Aviation, at Daytona Beach. Prior to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Brady was the Chairman of the Power and Transportation Department (Aviation Department) at Central Missouri State University (1991-1998) and was at Parks College of St. Louis University for 11 years as Dean of Institutional Advancement and External Programs (1980-91). He led the effort to create the first Ph.D. in Aviation and the first Ph.D. program for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Brady has served as the President of the Council on Aviation Accreditation (now AABI, Aviation Accreditation Board International). He also served as President of the University Aviation Association (1993-94). His other experience includes active duty with the U.S. Air Force (1958-1980); dual rated as a pilot and navigator. He flew the C-130 aircraft for 20 years and was twice decorated in combat (Vietnam) with the Distinguished Flying Cross. He currently holds the Air Transport Pilot (ATP) rating (multi and single engine with commercial privileges). He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University; Master of Science Degree in Management from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science from Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama.
Brady serves as the Chair of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC). He is a published author of more than 30 articles related to aviation and is the lead author of the textbook The American Aviation Experience: A History. He has written more than 40 externally funded grants or contracts totaling nearly $4 million. He created and hosted the first National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) in 1987 while at Parks College.