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2007.05.16> For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

Scott Tarry Elected UNO Faculty Senate President

Omaha - Scott Tarry, a professor with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Aviation Institute, was elected to the Faculty Senate's top post by acclamation at the organization's May 9 meeting. Tarry will serve as president for a one-year term from 2007-08.  He previously held the senate's secretary/ treasurer position from 2006-2007.

Tarry joined the faculty of the UNO Aviation Institute and the School of Public Administration in 2000, after teaching at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and American University in Washington, D.C. He was named interim director of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR Office in April 2007.  He teaches courses in airport administration, airport planning and development, international aviation and aviation law for the Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Master of Public Administration programs.

He currently chairs the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration for the American Society for Public Administration and is a past president of the Transportation Research Forum, a national organization that promotes collaboration between industry, government and the academy on issues of transportation policy.  Tarry has served as a faculty research fellow at NASA's Langley Research Center.  He is recognized internationally as an authority on small and remote community air transportation.  His work on aviation and public policy has been published in numerous scholarly journals.

Tarry received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

The Faculty Senate meets the second Wednesday of the month during the fall and spring semesters.

For more information, call Tarry at (402) 554-3190.

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