I. Richmond Nettey is the first African American to win the William A. Wheatley Award from the University Aviation Association since it was established in 1955. The award honors an academic who has made outstanding contributions to aerospace education.
Dr. Nettey is the associate dean of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability, and Technology at Kent State University in Ohio. Professor Nettey taught his first course in aviation 31 years ago at Louisiana State University. He joined the faculty at Kent State University in 2001. Professor Nettey taught at Texas Southern University in Houston from 1988 to 2001.
Dr. Nettey is a graduate of the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He earned an MBA at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Ph.D. at the University of Houston.