Dr. Keith M. Boyer is Vice President for Propulsion for Practical Aeronautics. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2012 after serving as Associate Dean for Students at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He started his Air Force career in 1979 as an enlisted electronic warfare maintainer on B-52 aircraft and instructor. He combines his hands-on flight line and back shop maintenance background with jet engine experience in sustainment, test and analysis, systems engineering, logistics and supply chain management, and multinational requirements management to his passion which is teaching. Keith taught for ten years in the Air Force Academy’s Department of Aeronautics, and served in numerous positions including Director of Propulsion and Deputy Department Head. He was awarded Outstanding First Year Instructor, Outstanding Academy Educator and Outstanding Senior Faculty Educator selected by the graduating class of 2007. For seven years, he was adjunct faculty to the Air Force Test Pilot School, where he twice earned the Flight Test Instructor of the Quarter award. From 1996-2009, Keith developed and taught a variety of jet engine short courses to over 1,000 attendees in support of their professional development. He is co-author of two textbooks – Elements of Propulsion, Second Edition” (with PAI Associate Jack Mattingly), and “Aircraft Engine Design, Third Edition” (with Jack & PAI Associates Bill Heiser & Brenda Haven). Both texts are winners of the AIAA Summerfield Book Award.