Seth Young is a YAA Full Board Member and Liaison between OSU and YAA. Seth is the John McConnell Chair of Aviation and Director of The Center for Aviation Studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Seth helps interested YAA participants liaise into OSU's aviation major fields of study. Dr. Young is on the faculty of the College of Engineering at OSU and has 20 years of experience in academia and industry focusing on issues of planning, operations, security policies, engineering, and financing of civil use airports. He has published numerous journal articles in the aviation field and is a co-author of the leading texts on airport planning, design, and management. Seth holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering/Transportation and an MS in Industrial Engineering /Operations. Seth is a certified flight instructor and holds an instrument-rated commercial airplane and seaplane pilot’s certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.