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Stephen Neas

Adjunct Professor


  • B.A. Political Science and History – Virginia Tech – 1968
  • Naval Aviation Flight School
  • Master of Commercial Aviation – Delta State University – 2011


Captain Neas is an adjunct professor at the Liberty University School of Aeronautics. Before coming to Liberty, he spent 43 years in military and commercial aviation, amassing 23,000 flight hours. Initially trained as a Naval Aviator, Neas served as a flight crewmember with Eastern Airlines for 15 years and later served in the same capacity with the United Parcel Service for 23 years. During Neas’ professional career, he has flown the Navy P-3C Orion, the Lockheed L-188 Electra, Boeing 727, 757, 767, 747-400, Douglas DC-8, DC-9, and the Airbus A300-600. After retiring from UPS, Captain Neas became an adjunct faculty member at Liberty.


Captain Neas holds the Federal Aviation Administration Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Land with A-310, B-757, B-767, B-747-400, DC-8, and L-188 Type ratings. Also, commercial privileges’ single-engine land. In addition, a Flight Engineer Turbine Powered certificate.

Professional or Notable Memberships

Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), and Independent Pilot’s Association (APA).

Courses Taught

Exploring Aviation (AVIA 101), Introduction to UAS (AVIA 230), Aviation Safety (AVIA 300), Aviation Weather (AVIA 340), Aviation Human Factors (AVIA 400), and Multi-Engine Ground (AVIA 430).

Research Interests

Learning methodologies about aeronautical accident investigations as it relates to human factors, and effectiveness of teaching materials in the classroom.

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