Dr. Andrew Shepherd serves as the Executive Director and Chief Scientist for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. With experience in the defense industry and academia focused on modeling and simulation, research, course development, accreditation, instruction, and mentorship, Shepherd offers extensive knowledge in many areas of technology, higher education, and workforce training and development.
He serves as Managing Editor for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Vice President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AVUSI) Wright-Kettering Chapter, Vice Chairperson of the National Science Foundation Center for UAS Industry Advisory Board, Principle Investigator for the National Science Foundation funded Integrated Entrepreneurial UAS Technician Education and Model grant, and as Second Vice President of the Aviation Trail Board of Trustees, a non-profit corporation in partnership with the National Park Service to promote Aviation Heritage in the Dayton region.
Named to both Dayton’s top 40 under 40 in 2014 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals by the Dayton Business Journal three times since 2014, Shepherd is an active member of his community and broader aerospace industry.
Executive Director & Chief Scientist
Sinclair Community College