Aerospace Department

Ronald Ferrara

Ronald Ferrara Ronald J. Ferrara
Director of Aerospace Graduate Programs

Phone: (615) 898-2054
Fax: (615) 898-8273
Office Location: BAS S246
MTSU Box 357
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Dr. Ferrara joined the faculty at MTSU in 1985. He earned his Ed.D. in 1992 from the University of Kentucky . He developed the approved curriculum for maintenance technology and served as the coordinator of the FAR 147 Aero Maintenance Technology Program. Dr. Ferrara teaches various flight and maintenance related courses. In August of 1993, Dr. Ferrara was selected as the Chair of the Department of Aerospace.

Since 1988, Dr. Ferrara has authored numerous publications and co-authored the book, Aerospace Materials, published by Kendall-Hunt.

In addition, he has received a number of faculty and instructional development grants, faculty research grants, a public service grant, and was nominated for the Outstanding Teacher Award at MTSU in 1987. He received the Merit Award-MTSU in 1994.

Dr. Ferrara is or has been a member of many public and professional service organizations and has served on numerous University committees. He is a member of the University Aviation Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the American Aviation Historical Association.
MTSU Aerospace has been accredited since 1992. The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) has accredited all five of the Aerospace concentrations!  For more information, click here.
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Step 1:
Download and read the Additional Information Packet thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

Step 2:
Print and read the “Lab Request Form” for the semester you wish to enroll in a flight lab. Sign and submit it to the flight school secretary within the application period specified. Neither early nor late submissions will be accepted or considered.

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Summer/Fall Application Period: February 1 – April 15

Spring Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15