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Verne Latham

Lecturer
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2880
Biography

Mr. Latham was appointed as a professor in the Air Traffic Management program in 2007.  Prior to joining ASU, Mr. Latham worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 26 years, working at tower facilities in El Cajon, CA and Phoenix, AZ.  Mr. Latham retired from the FAA in 2007 after working at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for 20 years.  

Mr. Latham earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Geography, with a minor in Geology, in 1976 and then completed his Master of Arts degree in Physical Geography in 1980.  Mr. Latham was hired by the FAA in 1982 and during his career working for the FAA, he taught numerous classes at community colleges in San Diego, CA and Mesa, AZ.  He has taught classes in Geology, Physical Geography, Cartography, and Meteorology.

Mr. Latham was a member of the ASU team that originally developed the Air Traffic Management program here at ASU in 2007.  The ASU Air Traffic Management program was accepted by the FAA as a member of their Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program in 2007 and has  been successful in preparing students for a career in air traffic control.

 

Education

MA San Diego State University, 1980
BA San Diego State University, 1976

Research Interests

None

Research Group

NA

Publications

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Research Activity

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Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CTIThe ASU Experience
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CTIThe ASU Experience
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 484Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ATC 331Tower Operations
ATC 431Tower Operations & Procedures
ATC 484Internship
Professional Associations

Association of Collegiate Training Institutions Air Traffic Control Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Air Traffic Control Internship program

Work History

Air Traffic Controller 1982-2007; ASU faculty member 2007-Present; Part-time community college instructor 1981-1986, 1993-1997.