Matt Andersson (’78) authored The New Airline Code: Why the Industry Must be Programmed to a Public-Private Integration, published in 2005. Andersson is the president of Indigo Aerospace and founder and former CEO of Indigo Airlines.
Robert M. Brantner (’91) authored his third book, Five Hundred Feet Above Alaska, published in 2019. The book was an International No. 1 Amazon Bestseller in seven categories in the U.S. and Canada. Brantner started his flying career as a bush pilot in Alaska, but is now a captain and line check airman for Delta Air Lines.
Ben Cooper (’08) authored and illustrated Launch Photography, published in 2019. The book includes wide-angle captures, night photographs and images shot from seldom-seen angles of crewed and uncrewed rockets/spacecraft, as well as informational text. Cooper has been photographing missions and launches since 1999 for NASA, SpaceX and others.
Embry-Riddle Professor Emeritus Howard D. Curtis authored Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Fourth Edition, published in 2020 by Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier). The first edition was published in 2005. Curtis taught aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus from 1972 to 2014.
Andrew Lloyd Mullins (’06) authored his first novel, Compelled, a suspense thriller set in Phoenix, Arizona, published in 2020 by Zimbell House Publishing.
T. Yomi Obidi (’76) authored Her Wedding Day, a literary book published in 2018. A member of Embry-Riddle’s adjunct faculty, he is also the author of technical books: Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles (2014) and Thermal Management in Automotive Applications (2015), both published by SAE International.
Mike W. O’Neal (’06) authored The World I Woke Up To, published in 2020 by Amber Cove Publishing. The novel’s plot involves an illness that turns people into monsters. “It’s been very interesting publishing a book about a pandemic during a pandemic,” O’Neal says.
Ginger Pinholster, adjunct faculty and associate vice president for news and research communications at Embry-Riddle, authored City in a Forest, a novel published in 2019. Named a Distinguished Favorite in the contemporary novel category of the 2019 NYC Big Book Awards, the novel weaves themes of race and gender amidst a plot to save Atlanta’s urban forest.
Thomas Tacker, who is a professor of economics at Embry-Riddle, authored Overcoming: The Inspiring Story of America’s Freed Slaves, Our Other Greatest Generation, published in 2019. The book celebrates the successes of former slaves after the Civil War.