Aerospace Department

Nate Callendar

Assistant Professor

Office: BAS-S240
Phone: (615) 898-5983
Fax: (615) 904-8273

Mr. Nate Callender is a native Tennessean having lived in West Tennessee most of his life. His experience in aviation began with glider training in Colorado Springs, CO in 1995. He received his private pilot's certificate in 1998 in Murfreesboro, TN while attending MTSU. Prior to graduation he gained experience in a wide spectrum of aviation activities to include an internship with the Shelbyville Airport, a line service position with the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, and an aircraft maintenance assistant position with the MTSU Flight School Maintenance program.

After graduating in 1999 with a B.S. in Aerospace with minors in Mathematics and Engineering Technology, he entered the University of Tennessee Space Institute's (UTSI) Aviation Systems Masters program in Tullahoma, TN. Upon completion of all coursework, he accepted an aerospace engineering position with Semcor Aerospace as a flight test engineer contracted to the United States Army Technical Test Center in Fort Rucker, AL. As an engineer assigned to the Attack Division, he participated in weapons, engine, and rotor systems tests as well as airworthiness programs. His primary aircraft was the AH-64A/D Apache Attack Helicopter; however, he also participated in tests of the MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird and the CH-47 Chinook.

In 2001 Mr. Callender accepted a position in the Mathematics Department of Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC). During his time at DSCC, he completed his M.S. from UTSI as well as 21 hours of graduate Mathematics at MTSU and the University of Memphis. In August of 2005 Mr. Callender accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Aerospace at MTSU. He is working towards a Ph.D. in Engineering Science at UTSI. He currently lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, Sarah, and children, Eli and Ian.  
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