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Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. C. Daniel Prather, A.A.E., CAM has been a full-time educator at the higher education level since August 2006. He is an experienced collegiate aviation educator and administrator.


From August 2006 to May 2012, Dr. Prather served as Associate Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University. In this position, Dr. Prather taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Airport Management, Airline Management, FBO Management, Airport Planning and Design, Airport Funding, and Flight Safety.


He also served on and chaired Theses committees at the graduate level. Additionally, Dr. Prather served as faculty advisor of the AAAE student chapter - the Future Airport Executives.

Delta State University

Since Fall 2009, Dr. Prather has also served as an adjunct instructor for Delta State University in their online

Master of Commercial Aviation degree program.

California Baptist University

From July 2012 to the present, Dr. Prather serves as Founding Chair of Aviation Science at California Baptist University.


In this position, Dr. Prather is responsible for developing the nation's newest collegiate aviation program. Dr. Prather has responsibility for hiring faculty and staff, directing the CBU Flight School, overseeing the Department of Aviation Science budget, securing external funding, teaching courses in Aviation Management, marketing the programs, and recruiting students.



Dr. Prather is available to conduct external program reviews, curriculum development, SWOT analyses, SMS program development, mentoring of junior faculty, and other services required of collegiate aviation programs.

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