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John Marselus, D.Min.

Professor of Aviation Science
Chair, Department of Aviation Science
Colonel, USAF (ret)

Office Phone: 951-552-8188
Office Location: Flight Operations Center, ARPT 202
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 1000-1200

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.Min. Ministry Liberty Theological Seminary 2015
M.Div. Divinity Liberty University 2007
M.S. Strategic Studies Air University 2004
M.A. Religion Liberty Theological Seminary 1996
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering United States Air Force Academy 1985
  • Additional Education

    Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
    Canadian Forces College, Intermediate Service School, Toronto, ON
    Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
    Safety Officer School, University of Southern California, CA
    JPME Phase II, Joint Forces Staff College, VA
    Joint Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
    Standardization and Evaluation Pilot, F-15E
    Instructor Pilot, A-10A and F-15E
    Mission Commander
    Joint War Planner
    Free Fall Parachuting, USAF Academy
    Sailplane, USAF Academy

  • Courses Taught

    Private Ground
    Instrument Ground
    Commercial (Single-engine) Ground
    Advanced (Multi-engine) Commercial Ground
    Flight Instructor Ground
    Private/Instrument/Commercial/Instructor Flight
    Airplane Aerodynamics
    Advanced Aerodynamics
    Aviation Safety
    Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems
    Unmanned Aerial System Designs and Applications
    Small UAS Operations
    Medium UAS Operations
    Leadership in Aviation
    Gas Turbine Systems
    Aviation Physiology
    Airline Prep

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    God's Word

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Small Arms Training, USAF Academy
    F-15E Formal Training Unit, United States Air Force
    A-10A and F-15E Mission Ready/Flight Lead/Mission Commander/Instructor Flight Training, United States Air Force
    Liberty University, School of Aeronautics, Associate Dean and Professor 2010-2015
    San Diego Christian College, Department of Aviation, Director and Professor 2015-2018

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    "Who Pushes the Pickle Button?", Center for Strategy and Technology, Air War College, Air University 2004.

    "Netted Bugs and Bombs: Implications for 2010" BiblioGov (12 September 2012) ISBN-10 : 1249354323 ISBN-13 : 978-1249354321.

    "Flight Lead: The Mission of A Father and Husband" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1041.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church, Encinitas Campus, El Cajon, CA
    Lay Pastor, The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA
    Small Group Leader and mentor
    Bible Study leader of "The Prop" which is a college age bible study in our home
    Sunday School teacher

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Vice Chair Board, Mission Safety International
    Board Member, International Association of Missionary Aviation
    FAA Safety Team member and presenter
    Delivery of meals for the needy
    Missionary Aviation Leadership Summit founder and facilitator

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married 33 years to my best friend and love of my life
    Blessed with seven children
    Hobbies are whatever my kids are doing or involved in

  • Personal Philosophy

    Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    All academic studies are ultimately a study of God. He is the author and center of every discipline: science, mathematics, history, language, etc.

    We are a finite mind attempting to understand an infinite mind.