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Whether your interest is in general business management, an aviation industry-focused undergraduate degree, a certificate program, or you’re ready to pursue one of the Northeast’s few graduate programs in airport management, you’ll be able to chart your own course for a successful career at Vaughn College.

Our well-trained and qualified graduates secure entry-level to mid-level management positions in small or large corporations in a variety of aviation and business settings. These positions range from leading a team of air traffic controllers, to overseeing business policy and operations, to managing an airline or an entire airport.

Vaughn College was granted international, specialized professional accreditation for its associate of applied science, three Bachelor of Science management degree programs, and master’s degree program through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is the leading outcomes-based accrediting organization for business, management, and accounting programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.

Dr. Maxine Lubner
Dr. Maxine Lubner
Chair and Professor, Management

Human Factors and Aviation Safety Researcher

Dr. Maxine Lubner, chair of the management department, is one of Vaughn’s most experienced professors and an expert in the area of human factors and aviation safety research. After being chair of both the aviation and management departments, she now focuses all her time on the College’s management curriculum, introducing several new degrees and many cutting-edge certificate programs.

Prior to joining Vaughn, Dr. Lubner worked at NYU School of Social Work in their doctorate program and was executive director of the CUNY Aviation Institute at York College. Her Federal Aviation Administration—sponsored research has included studies of pilots and has led to the development of training programs for general aviation.

As a representative of a consortium of universities and companies, Dr. Lubner promoted aviation education and information exchange between US and Tanzania. She is an author of multiple papers, presentations and abstracts. As a media spokesperson, she has addressed various aviation safety issues on local, national and international television, radio and printed forums.

Dr. Lubner holds a private pilot certificate. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts and an honor’s degree in psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, New York.

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