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​BSU Aviation Faculty

Michael Farley

Associate Professor and Chairperson of Aviation Science

Harrington Hall, Room 111B
Tel: 508.531.2366

Mike Farley has been a Bridgewater State University Aviation professor for ten years. He also graduated from the program with a double major. He has worked at seven different airports and is active in freshmen advising activities

BS, Bridgewater State College
MPA, San Diego State University

Veronica Cote

Associate Professor of Aviation Science
Harrington Hall, Room 111D
Tel: 508.531.2137

Veronica "Biz" (Bizinkauskas) Cote was bitten by the aviation bug in 1982 when she began flying as a Bridgewater State undergraduate. She quickly advanced through her certificates and ratings and began flight instruction her junior year. Veronica has over 1000 hours of dual given and trained many pilots who are now flying for the military and commercial aviation. She flew as a corporate pilot and later as a line captain and first officer for the commuter airlines during the rough and tumble years of early deregulation. She retired from the airlines and pursued her Master of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked as an assistant at the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Research studying aviation human factors issues. Veronica is delighted to share her love of the sky teaching the next generation of aviation professionals. Her areas of specialty are ground school courses, CFI instruction, aviation weather, airline operations, human factors, and aviation history.

BS, Bridgewater State College
MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP, CF II

Michael Welch 

Associate Professor of Aviation Science
Harrington Hall, Room 111

Michael Welch received his master's degree in Education Administration from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. He teaches Introduction to Aviation Management (AVSC 305), Aviation Safety (AVSC 310), Aviation Regulatory Process (AVSC 320), Aviation Management (AVSC 471) and Air Carrier Operations (AVSC 307). Having been in the airline business for more than thirty-three years, he finds teaching future aviation leaders to be an excellent way to impart his knowledge and make a positive change in the future. His research continues to examine the business of today's carriers. He is an avid Boston sports fan and has been a railroad groupie since his childhood.

John Kreeft​

Assistant Professor of Aviation Science​

Harrington Hall, Room 111