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School of Aviation
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Associate Director of Aviation
Alix Melchionna was hired as a new resource assistant professor of Aviation. A native of Martinique, Melchionna comes from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Aeronautical Science and a master’s degree in aeronautics management.
"JU has such gorgeous grounds and I appreciate how the aviation program is more focused on management, in addition to the flying certifications," Melchionna explained.
She really enjoys teaching, with hopes of obtaining her Ph.D. and continuing working in higher education.
As a former international student, Melchionna would like to assist in growing the international student population and infuse her love of traveling to her students by taking international trips to Europe and other areas of the world, where aviation is very popular. She is also hoping to introduce online tools for aviation learning into her coursework.
Melchionna has been flying since she was very young, starting at age 4 on her father’s lap. After being able to solo on her 16th birthday, she received her private pilot certificate before her driver’s license. Melchionna enjoys flying in her free time, which she does weekly. She also likes English horseback riding. As a certificated flight and ground instructor, Melchionna will be working with introductory flight training courses in order to help enhance Jacksonville University’s School of Aviation.
She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Logan and speaks French, English and Creole.