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Adam Beckman

  • Lecturer, Center for Aviation Studies
  • 242 Bolz Hall
    2036 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-1333


Adam Beckman, M.S., is a Lecturer and the Director of Center’s Aircraft Dispatch Program at The Ohio State University. As a lecturer, he is primarily responsible for teaching several courses a semester and advising students.  


Mr. Beckman brings a variety of aviation and teaching experience having worked in the aircraft accident investigation field for Aerosafe, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio, and in Corporate Flight Operations for NetJets, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.  In addition, Adam has also been teaching at the college level for nearly a decade.  Starting at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, Mr. Beckman taught a graduate level online Corporate and Business Aviation Course.  He continued at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio where he taught undergraduate Aviation Leadership and Business Aviation courses.  


He currently holds a Private Pilot certificate and an Instrument Rating.  In addition he possess a Dispatcher Certificate, an Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate. 


He currently teaches the following courses for the Center for Aviation Studies:

  • AVN 2200: Aviation Communication
  • AVN 4000: Air Transportation I
  • AVN 5000: Air Transportation II
  • AVN 3194: Business and Corporate Aviation
  • AVN 4500: Aviation Capstone (Co-Teach)


He previously taught the following courses for:

  • Undergraduate - Aviation Leadership
  • Undergraduate - Business Aviation
  • Graduate - Corporate and Business Aviation


Outside of his duties in the classroom, Adam is currently working with CSE faculty and students to create an Airline Simulation program that can be used for both his AVN 4000 and AVN 5000 class.  In addition, Adam works closely with Mr. Martin Rottler to assist in industry matters, internships and scholarships for students.


Mr. Beckman has recently worked with the FAA to build a robust Aircraft Dispatch program that will advance the training of future dispatchers.  In addition, he is also active in many parts of the industry including the National Business Aviation Association and the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association.  His areas of research and interest include the following:

  • Aircraft dispatch training and best practices 
  • Fractional aviation model
  • Computer based aviation simulation
  • Online education & training
  • History of aviation
  • Business aviation perception


Mr. Beckman is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University aviation program with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  In 2006, he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Master of Science degree in Aviation Operations.


In his personal life, Mr. Beckman serves on the Board of Directors of the New Albany Parks and Recreation.  He also enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 4 children in their home in New Albany. 


  • May, 2020

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  • Beckman, Adam. 2018. "Man and Machine." Columbus: Gatekeeper.