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Nick Wilson

MBA - Masters of Business Administration
  • Assistant Professor, Aviation
    • Aviation and Aircraft Systems, Airline Operations, Aviation Human Factors Research and Development, Project Management, Curriculum Development and Research

Contact Info

Office Address

Ryan Hall Room 224
4251 University Ave Stop 9036
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9036

Websites

Biography

Nicholas D. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Aviation at the University of North Dakota (UND).  He specializes in advanced aircraft systems, primary aviation training, IP development, aviation operations and curriculum design. Nick received his MBA from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN in 2012 and is an active pilot and aviation instructor.  Historically, Nick has worked for Northwest Airlines as a Manager of Customer Service, Airport Operations as well as Northwest/Delta Air Lines as a Sr. Flight Training Procedures Instructor on the Airbus A320.  He also applied his MBA and aircraft systems knowledge while working for UTC Aerospace Systems (United Technologies) in business development on subsystems for Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft.  Nick also worked at Endeavor Air as Curriculum Developer for the CRJ200/900 prior to returning to UND in 2014.  Nick is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Research at UND.

Nick's research interests include fatigue risk mitigation in aviation, improving pilot situational awareness using novel technologies, curriculum design, airline operations, and student motivation and performance.

AVIT 102 - Introduction to Aviation

AVIT 327 - Gas Turbine Engines

AVIT 428 - Transport Category Aircraft Systems

Patent

Wilson, N., Tavakolian, K. (2019). Systems and methods to provide feedback to pilot/operator by utilizing integration of navigation and physiological monitoring. US Patent. US 10,328,852 B2 .  (Patent granted).

Publications

Wang, C., Guragain, B., Verma, A., Archer, L. Majumder, S., Mohamud, A., Flaherty-Woods, E., Shapiro, G., Almashor, M., Lenne, M., Myers, R., Kuo, J., Yang, S., Wilson, N., Tavakolian, K., (2019).  Spectral Analysis of EEG during Microsleep Annotated via Driver Monitoring System.  IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.  (Accepted, in press)

Clinton, V., & Wilson, N. (2019). More than chalkboards: classroom spaces and collaborative learning attitudes. Learning Environments Research, 1-20.

Wilson, N., Guragain, B., Verma, A., Archer, L., & Tavakolian, K. (2019). Blending Human and Machine: Feasibility of Measuring Fatigue Through the Aviation Headset. Human Factorshttps://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819849783

Majumder, S., Verma, A., Mohamud, A., Tavakolian, K., Archer, L., Wilson, N., Wang, C. (2019). Preliminary Results on Analysis of PPG Features for Indication of Drowsiness. Minneapolis, MN: Proceedings of the 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference. (Accepted, in press).

Johnson, B., Erickson, J., Schneider, C., Alam, M. N., Glessing, D., Wilson, N., Tavakolian, K., Fazel-Rezai, R. (2016) Aviation navigation feedback device. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT). IEEE.

Wilson, N. D., Basile, E., Dusenbury, M. (2016). Funding Changes from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Measuring the Impact on Undergraduate Flight Student Career and Academic Goals. Collegiate Aviation Review, 34(2), 86-98.

Wilson, N. D., Daku, S. A. (2016). Industry in Motion: Pilot Study on Instructor and Management Perceptions of New Hire Pilot Technical and Professional Preparation. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(3).

Wilson, N., Bjerke, E., Martin, L. (2015) Aviation Living Learning Community: Impacts on Student Success. Collegiate Aviation Review.

Presentations

Wilson, N. (2019) Distance Learning Technologies with the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals: Lessons Learned.  World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS). Orlando, FL. (May 2, 2019).

Wilson, N. (2018). UND Aviation Fall Satefy Briefing, "Electronic Flight Bags - Professional Use and Limitations," UND Aviation / Flight Operations, Clifford Hall 210, UND. (October 3, 2018).

Wilson, N. D. (2018). The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, "Keeping the Shiny Side Up: Using Technology to Improve Situational Awareness.," Minnesota Pilots Association, Anoka Airport (Blaine, MN). (April 27, 2018).

Wilson, N. D. (2017). "The Landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549," Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UND Tech Accelerator. (October 18, 2017).

Wilson, N.( 2017). Rockwell Collins Industry Evening with UND Students, "Engage in Your Future: An Evening with Industry Partner Rockwell Collins," UND and Rockwell Collins, Clifford Hall 210, UND. (October 11, 2017).

Wilson, N. (2016). Annual Fall Conference, "Funding Changes from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Measuring the Impact on Undergraduate Flight Student Career and Academic Goals," University Aviation Association (UAA), Omaha, NE. (September 29, 2016).

Wilson, N. (2016). Annual Fall Conference, "Funding Changes from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Measuring the Impact on Undergraduate Flight Student Career and Academic Goals," University Aviation Association (UAA), Omaha, NE. (September 29, 2016). Presented twice.

Wilson, N. (2016). Annual Fall Conference, "Industry in Motion: Pilot Study on Instructor and Management Perceptions of New Hire Pilot Technical and Professional Preparation," University Aviation Association (UAA), Omaha, NE. (September 29, 2016).

Wilson, N. D., Semke, W. (2016). Venture Grant Proposal, "Venture Grant Phase I: Gannet - Unmanned Aerial Submersible Vehicle," ND Department of Commerce, Center's of Excellence Commission, North Dakota State University. (February 2, 2016).

Wilson, N. D., Tavakolian, K., Fazel, R. (2016). Venture Grant Proposal, "Venture Grant Phase I: Smartsealz - Pilot/Operator Navigation and Physiological Monitoring Device," ND Department of Commerce, Center's of Excellence Commission, North Dakota State University. (February 2, 2016).

Wilson, N. (2015) Annual Fall Conference, "Aviation Living Learning Community: Impacts on Student Success," University Aviation Association (UAA), Salt Lake City, UT. (October 8, 2015).

Awards

Faculty Member of the Year 2016, Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA). (April 2016)

Delta Award for Excellence Scholarship, Delta Air Lines. (March 2012)

Northwest Airlines Team Excellence Award (2008)

Certifications

Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument, (FAA).

Advanced Ground Instructor, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Commercial Pilot Certificate, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Single/Multi-Engine Land, Instrument, A320

Lean Practitioner, Goodrich / UTC Aerospace Systems. (March 2013 - Present).

PhD Student - Educational Foundations & Research (in progress)

     University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (2017)

     University of North Dakota

Master’s in Business Administration (2012)

     Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Bachelor’s in Business Adminstration, Aviation Management (2006)

Bachelor of Arts, French (2006)

     University of North Dakota