Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Faculty & Research

Chad Kendall

AACSBAACSB Accreditation

Resource Assistant Professor of Aeronautics

Professor Kendall was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to graduation in 2004, Professor Kendall became a flight instructor for Delta Connection Academy (now Aerosim Flight Academy) an FAA Part 141 flight school. He is the faculty co-advisor for Women In Aviation International (WAI) and Aeronautical Honors Society, Alpha Omicron Alpha (AOA). He has served on the Davis College of Business Curriculum and Technology Committees.

The aircraft flown by Professor Kendall include: Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700; Embraer RJ 135, 140, and 145; Beechcraft King Air 100, 200, and 350; Cessna 414; and nearly 20 other types of single and multi-engine aircraft. His current ratings include: Flight Instructor Airplane Single-Engine Land; Instrument, Commercial Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land/Instrument-Airplane; CL-65; ERJ-145 and Ground Instructor Advanced/Instrument.

Currently, Professor Kendall is serving as Interim Associate Director of Aeronautics. His primary responsibility is to further the growth and enhancement of the aviation program as well as oversee the Aviation Ambassador Program and student internships.

Professor Kendall’s wife, Jessica, is an Elementary School Teacher in Jacksonville and is a graduate of Jacksonville University’s Master of Education Program. Professor Kendall serves on the FAA Safety Team for Northern Florida and is a member of Angel Flight Southeast. He enjoys spending time with his family, golf, and fly fishing.


M.B.A.- General MBA - Jacksonville University
B.S -  Aviation Management & Flight Operations - Jacksonville University
Academic Experience
Jacksonville University-Davis Aviation Center; Assistant Resource Instructor, 2008 - Present
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute; Aviation Instructor, 2004 - 2006
Professional Experience
Interim Associate Director of Aeronautics, Jacksonville University; 2011—Present
Pilot, PSA Airlines, Inc (US Airways Regional) 2006—2008
Pilot, American Eagle Airlines, Inc (American Airlines Regional) 2006—2006
Recent Scholarship & Research
Presentation-Regional FAA Safety Meeting (10-27-10) “Cold Weather Operations”-Craig Airport. Jacksonville, Florida 
Personal Interests
Spending Time with Family, Golf, Fly Fishing