Matthew D. Furedy is an Assistant Professor of Aviation at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and acts as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the department. He previously worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation as an Airport Inspector, Airport Planner, and ended his time there as the Statewide Aviation Manager. Dr. Furedy has been a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) since 2015 and earned the Certified Member in 2016. He currently acts as the faculty advisor for the UCM AAAE Student Chapter. Dr. Furedy recently completed his Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2018. He received his B.S. in Airport Management from the University of Central Missouri in 1999 and a M.S. in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2013.