Eagle Authors

Discover the books fellow Eagles are writing

Haydee Cuevas (’14), Jonathan Velázquez (’16) and Andrew Dattel (’95) coauthored Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications, published in 2017 by CRC Press. Cuevas and Dattel are both assistant professors of graduate studies at the Daytona Beach Campus. Velázquez earned a Ph.D. in Aviation from Embry-Riddle and is an associate professor at Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus, School of Aeronautics.
Dennis Klein (’75) authored Normandy, 75 Years Later, a hard-cover, coffee table book, published in 2018 by Booklogix. A photographic journey to commemorate the 75-year anniversary (June 6, 2019) of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, the book includes roughly 300 color photographs that Klein took himself, “to show that time does help heal most wounds.” A retired Delta Air Lines pilot, Klein earned a B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle.
Shem Malmquist (’99) and Roger Rapoport coauthored Angle of Attack: Air France 447 and the Future of Aviation Safety, published in August 2017 by Curt Lewis Aviation Books, an imprint of Lexographic Press. The authors conducted more than 300 interviews to tell the story of how an Airbus 330, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009, went from cruising altitude to the bottom of the South Atlantic Ocean in just over four minutes. Malmquist is a B-777 captain, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Art Meikel (’84) authored and self-published a memoir, Mike 84: Vietnam 1969-1970, in 2016. A factual recounting of a year in Vietnam (1969-70), the book’s title derives from Meikel’s call sign as a forward air controller flying the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog during the war. “The book is the unfiltered version of what we really did and how things were actually conducted during our unit’s tour,” says Meikel, who holds a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle.
John Moktadier (’92) authored Airbus 330: The Ultimate Guide for Pilots, published in 2017 by Zeta Publishing. He previously authored Boeing 727 Flight Master (2004), also a pilot guidebook. Moktadier is currently a captain at Qatar Airways. He has been flying for the past 35 years and holds both Gold Seal Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration. He earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle.
Mark Ozeroff (’87) authored In the Weeds, published in September 2017. In this, his second novel, Ozeroff weaves humor, history and aviation together in a fictional story of the Vietnam War and the post-war 1970s. “My novel is an homage to light aircraft and to 1920s flyer Slats Rodgers, a contemporary of T. Higbee Embry and John Paul Riddle,” says Ozeroff, who earned an MBA – Aviation from Embry-Riddle.
Donna Roberts (’10) authored Learning Styles: A Critical Analysis of the Varied Approaches to Learning Preferences, published in 2017 by Verlag Dr. Kovac. The book is a review of both the construct of learning styles and various popular assessment instruments. Roberts is an associate professor and chair of the social sciences and economics department and undergraduate research at the Worldwide Campus College of Arts & Sciences in Germany. She holds an MBA – Aviation and a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle.