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Steven Brinly, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Aviation, St. Louis University
  • MCA, Delta State University
  • M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Liberty University
  • B.S. in Aviation, Liberty University


Steven Brinly serves as the associate dean and an associate professor in the School of Aeronautics at Liberty University. He began his career as a maintenance technician on general aviation aircraft. He has since worked as a flight instructor at Liberty University, in aviation business development in North Africa, and as a maintenance instructor and professor at Liberty University. After many years of maintaining aircraft and business development, Brinly transitioned into aviation education. Today, Brinly enjoys encouraging students to serve Christ as they pursue their passion for aviation.

Professional/Notable Memberships

AUVSI, ASTM International, Aviation Technician Education Council, Choose Aerospace

Courses Taught

  • AVIA 210- Private Ground I
  • AVIA 215- Private Ground II
  • AVIA 220- Private Flight I
  • AVIA 225- Private Flight II
  • AVIA 230- Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • AVIA 245- Aviation Leadership
  • AVIA 300- Aviation Safety
  • AVIA 305- Airplane Aerodynamics
  • AVIA 310- Instrument Ground
  • AVIA 315- Commercial Ground
  • AVIA 320- Instrument Flight
  • AVIA 325- Commercial Flight I
  • AVIA 326- Commercial Flight II
  • AVIA 327- Commercial Flight III
  • AVIA 335- Medium UAS Ground and Flight I
  • AVIA 430- Multi-Engine Ground/Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • AVIA 446- Medium UAS Ground and Flight II
  • AVIA 447- Medium UAS Ground and Flight III
  • AVIA 455- Turbine Engines and Jet Transports
  • AVIA 491- Capstone: Advanced Research Concepts
  • AVMT 102-Aircraft Sciences
  • AVMT 104- Maintenance Practices I
  • AVMT 106- Maintenance Practices II
  • AVMT 201- Airframe Auxiliary Systems I
  • AVMT 205- Airframe Auxiliary Systems III
  • AVMT 202- Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • AVMT 204- Airframe Structures I
  • AVMT 208- Airframe Assembly and Inspection
  • AVMT 214- Engine Electrical Systems
  • AVMT 217- Powerplant Auxiliary Systems I
  • AVMT 219- Powerplant Auxiliary Systems II
  • AVMX 418- Principles of Troubleshooting
  • AVMX 445- Medium UAS Maintenance I
  • AVMX 446- Medium UAS Maintenance II
  • AVMX 447- Medium UAS Maintenance III

Research Interests

Implementing technology in aviation training
Eye-tracking applications in aviation education and UAS maintenance

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