About the Authors

Ken J. Kovach, Ed.D.

Ken has instructed for University of Maryland, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Southern Illinois, City Colleges of Chicago, and others. His USAF work was in Logistics, Transportation, Plans, Operations, patient care, Administration, the European Airborne Command and Control Post (EC-135), Joint Command and Joint Chief of Staff, aerial delivery, and others. He conducted major research efforts in personnel management, training, labor resources, teaching, personnel assessment, and corporate aviation. His publications include Corporate and Business Aviation text, Corporate Aviation Management text, and a graduate research writing guide. He has reviewed texts for SAGE Publications and is a referee for the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research. 

Phil Richardson, B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A., ΒΓΣ, CPL-SOLE

Phil, an educator, manager, logistician and retired military officer, worked in a variety of organizations—field office to multinational headquarters—in the United States, Asia and Europe over a fifty-year career. In addition to 20 years in intelligence, teaching and logistics posts in the U.S. Air Force, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the U.S. and Europe for seven universities.  Teaching disciplines have varied over the years and included business, management, leadership, information systems, computer applications, logistics, materials handling, technology, mathematics, applied calculus, quality management, statistical process control, systems, forecasting, and political science. Phil has completed numerous academic and professional research projects and published over 50 professional, technical and news articles on logistics, management, education and computers.  A Certified Professional Logistician of the International Society of Logistics and member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phil continues to be involved in education.