James SavardEducation

PhD, Northcentral University; MAS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; MS, Regis University; BS, U.S. Naval Academy

Research Interests

Homeland security; leadership; ethics; organizational development; organizational management; aeronautical science


Dr. Savard is a retired U.S. Navy captain who served as the commanding officer of a Navy anti-submarine squadron. He also retired from Eastern Air Lines, where he served as a commercial pilot and airline captain on the Boeing 727 aircraft, was assistant fleet manager for the Airbus–300 aircraft, and was a check airman and instructor on the Boeing 727 and Airbus A300 aircrafts. Dr. Savard has logged more than 18,000 accident- and incident-free flight hours and achieved more than 400 day and night aircraft carrier landings on various Navy and British ships. He has more than 25 years of experience with three Fortune 500 companies, primarily in management and leadership capacities. He is currently a methodologist for the DBA program at Walden.