Zachary Waller is an Assistant Professor in the Aviation Department at the University of North Dakota (UND). Holding a B.S. in Aeronautics, and a M.S. in Aviation, he currently teaches courses related to unmanned aircraft and at the undergraduate level and quantitative research methods in the graduate school. He maintains a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and has developed unmanned curriculum with the Air Force Research Lab as well as CAE Inc. Mr. Waller serves on the Publishing Board for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems and is an active referee for the International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace. He supports several state and federal research efforts examining the unmanned aircraft industry, policy, and regulation. He is presently involved in research regarding cognitive state measurement during UAS training events, UAS certification standards, and the application of aviation safety practices to offshore oil systems.
Aviation (Avit) 126 Introduction to UAS Operations.
Aviation (Avit) 238 UAS Operator Certification.
Aviation (Avit) 419 sUAS Commercial Operations.
Aviation (Avit) 485 Aviation Senior Capstone.
Aviation (Avit) 506 Quantitative Research Methods.
- UAS Policy and Regulation.
- Safety and Risk Management
Refereed Journal Articles
Waller, Z. P., Petros, T., Bridewell, J., Kroeber, S. S., Nowatzki, N. (2016). Medium altitude long endurance remotely piloted aircraft training: A pilot study in blended learning. Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, 2(1), pg. 6-16.
Waller, Z. P. (2015). Five factor model personality profiles of University of North Dakota unmanned aircraft systems students. Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, 1(1), pg. 24-41.
Waller, Z. P., Bridewell, J. (2014). Implementing UAS Programs: An Integrated Approach. Colliegiate Aviation News (3rd ed., vol. 38). University Aviation Association.
Research & Technical Reports
Askelson, M., Marsh, R., Waller, Z. P., Snyder, P., Ullrich, G., Theisen, C., Kaabouch, N., Semke, W., Mullins, M., Foerster, K., Brothman, R. (2017). Small UAS Detect and Avoid Requirements Necessary for Limited Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations (pp. 516).
Snyder, P., Waller, Z. P., Wheeler, P., Tootle, A., Milton, J. L., Larue, T., Gray, J., Gill, S., Fredrick, G., Cook, S., Banks, E. (2018). In National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 20-68A U.S. Domestic Scan (Ed.), Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies (pp. 254). Transportation Research Board.
Waller, Z. P. (Presenter & Author), Petros, T. (Co-Author), 2021 Collegiate Aviation Education Conference & Expo, "Cognitive State Measurement in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training," University Aviation Association, Memphis, TN. (October 9, 2021).
Waller, Z. P. (Moderator), Eisenrauch, S. (Panelist), Kelly, M. (Panelist), 3rd Unmanned Systems for Utilities & Power, "Obtaining Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Waivers to Grow ROI," Marcus Evans Conferences, Atlanta, GA. (March 21, 2019).
Waller, Z. P., 3rd Unmanned Systems for Utilities & Power, "Leveraging Aviation Expertise to Aid in Risk Management and Enhance Operations for Utilities," Marcus Evans Conferences, Atlanta, GA. (March 20, 2019).
Askelson, M., Waller, Z. P., Woods, T., RTD 2018, "Airspace Access and Remote Sensing Needs," Missouri S&T, Rollo, MO. (September 2018).
Waller, Z. P., RTC 2018, "Using Drones for Infrastructure Inspection," Rolla, MO. (September 17, 2018).
Waller, Z. P., The Ohio UAS Conference, "Blended learning in MALE RPA training: HDD menu trainer.," Dayton, OH. (August 25, 2015).
Waller, Z. P. (Presenter & Author), Bridewell, J. (Co-Author), UAA Fall Education Conference, "Blended learning in medium altitude long endurance remotely piloted aircraft training: Heads-down display menu trainer," University Aviation Association, Daytona Beach, FL. (October 10, 2014).
Waller, Z. P., Bridewell, J., UAA Fall Education Conference, "Five factor model personality profiles of University of North Dakota unmanned aircraft systems students," University Aviation Association, Daytona Beach, FL. (October 10, 2014).
- Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics Certificate
- Quantitative Research Methods Certificate
- Commercial Pilot: ASEL, AMEL
- Instrument Airplane Rating