Ashley Andrews Lear authored The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow, published by Florida University Press in 2018. The book examines the deep connections between two pioneers of American literature, their friendship and the correspondence that helped sustain them through a time of social upheaval and changing norms in the American South. Lear is an associate professor of humanities and communication at the Daytona Beach Campus.
Chester Bullock (’94) and Mark Pollard coauthored Salesforce® Marketing Cloud for Dummies®, published in 2018 by John Wiley & Sons. Bullock earned a B.S. in Aviation Business Administration from the Prescott Campus. He is the vice president of solutions consulting for Trendline Interactive, an email marketing agency.
Stephen Carbone (’97, ’01) is the author of The Air Crash Files novels, which include Thermal Runaway and Jet Blast, published in 2016 and 2014, respectively. Carbone earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aeronautical Science from the Worldwide Campus. He currently teaches at the Federal Aviation Administration Academy in Oklahoma City.
Brian Delaney (’06) authored Barrier Rip, a science fiction, time travel thriller published in 2017, and From Within, a dystopian thriller published in 2016. From Within spent several weeks on Amazon’s Hot New Release Top 100 Bestsellers list in the dystopian genre, and became an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in both dystopian and post-apocalyptic genres. Delaney is an air traffic controller at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. He earned a B.S. in Aeronautics from the Daytona Beach Campus.
Korry M. Franke (’03) authored Three Feet to the Left, a memoir about his first year as United Airlines youngest captain. He self-published the book in September 2018, and officially launched it in October at the Eagle Authors Showcase at the Daytona Beach Campus Homecoming. In its first week of publication, the book was the No. 1 new release for Amazon’s Commercial Aviation category. Franke earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Science from the Daytona Beach Campus.
John Lowery (’85) authored A Pilot’s Accident Review, published by Aviation Supplies and Academics in 2015. “Because we often learn from the mistakes of others, A Pilot’s Accident Review, is an in-depth analysis of aircraft accidents occurring in the various phases of flight. Also addressed are maintenance error and material failure, along with human factors, seaplane and ski-plane accidents, and flying after scuba diving,” Lowery says. He previously authored Professional Pilot, third edition (2008), and Anatomy of a Spin, third edition (1998). He earned a Master of Aeronautical Science from the Worldwide Campus. He also taught aircraft accident investigation and corporate aircraft management courses for 10 years as adjunct faculty for the Worldwide Campus.
Bijan Vasigh, professor of aviation business administration, Ken Fleming, adjunct faculty, and Thomas Tacker (’77), professor of economics, all at the Daytona Beach Campus, coauthored Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications, third edition, a textbook published in 2018 by Routledge. The book weaves together the institutional and technical aspects of the aviation industry with economic theory. Tacker earned a B.S. in Management from the Daytona Beach Campus.