Lori Brown lori J. Brown Lori Akin

Associate Professor

Western Michigan University

College of Aviation

Lori  has been affiliated with aerospace, since 1986. Passionate about diversity in STEM areas of education. She is a Professor and Researcher at Western Michigan University, College of Aviation

She serves as a
Faculty Military Evaluator for America's Council on Education (ACE) for military aviation programs- Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army to provide . credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by military.

She Volunteers for ICAO as the outreach chair for the  ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) outreach and is a International Pilot Training Consortium IPTC Recruitment and Outreach Work stream member.

WMU Affiliate Principle Investigator for The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) - a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for General Aviation.  Evaluating Weather Technologies in the Cockpit and VFR into IMC Training. Funded by the FAA.

2015 her work is featured in Quebec at
ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals n China the China Aviation Education and Training Symposium in Shanghai,  in London at the Royal Aeronautical Society Simulation Summit, in Hawaii at The Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management conference, Vienna at the Society for Light Treatment & Biological Rhythms, and Malta at European Aviation Psychology Symposium ,  in Dayton at the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology,  Also featured in several industry publications.
She is the principle investigator with Ala Al-Fuqua developing applications for the CRJ200 aircraft funded by the
WMU Technology Development award an Advisor to Nature Bright Company Her work has been featured in aviation fatigue documentaries, Principal investigator for research in Sweden looking at: THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT EXPOSURE ON FLIGHT CREW ALERTNESS LEVELS - funded by the Western Michigan University FRACAA award.

Funded by the WMU Technology Development Fund Professor Brown and Ala Al-Fuqaha, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, NEST Research Lab, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, are currently developing  virtual cockpit applications for Bombardier aircraft. Graduate student Ihab Ahmed Moha Mohammed


Computer Science Department




To contact us:  lori.brown@wmich.edu

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Lori Akin

“Committed to Recruiting and

Retaining the Next Generation

of Aviation Professionals through

Mentoring and Education”