Department of Aviation

Dr. James Birdsong

Dr. James Birdsong

Program Coordinator and Lecturer

A career Air Force officer, Dr. James Birdsong served as a command C-130 pilot, headquarters staff officer, academic instructor, and squadron operations officer.  He has held various positions in finance, operations, safety, systems acquisition, and strategic planning, and has extensive international aviation experience.  James is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Auburn University and has served in higher education for more than 10 years.  As program coordinator, James is responsible for all facets of Auburn Aviation, to include teaching, research, and outreach. James is Auburn’s principal investigator for the FAA’s Technical Training and Human Performance Center of Excellence (TTHP COE), and serves as a member of the TTHP COE executive leadership committee.

Last Updated: December 03, 2018