Aerospace Department

Terry Dorris

Terry Dorris TERRY E. DORRIS
Associate Professor

Phone: (615) 898-5734
Fax: (615) 898-8273
Office Location: BAS S222
MTSU Box 67
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Terry first joined the MTSU staff in 1988 as an adjunct faculty member and became a full time faculty member in 1989. Mr. Dorris received his A.S. in 1985, his B.S. in Aerospace Maintenance Management in 1987, his M.Ed. in Aerospace Education in 1991 and his Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1993 and has conducted work toward his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) with twenty-two years experience. He also holds an Inspectors Authorization (IA) and is a Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME). In addition he is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), an Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII), and a Multi-engine Flight Instructor (MEI) with twenty years experience. He is a seaplane pilot and is in charge of the tailwheel flight training program at MTSU. Between 1993 and 1999 he was MTSU's Airframe and Powerplant program director. Mr. Dorris also provides service to MTSU as a charter pilot in the University's Cessna 404. Feel free to visit his homepage.
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Step 1:
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Step 2:
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Spring Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15