Dr Sundaram Nataraj New Aviation Chair at Central Washington University
Sundaram Nataraja was recently chosen as the new chair of the Department of Aviation, to which he brings an impressive
international background and academic experience to Central Washington University.
“With his exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities, the Aviation program will be able to meet the demands of a changing
Aviation Industry,” Paul Ballard, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, stated in a CWU press release.
A strategic thinker and an accomplished administrator, the Indian American will relocate to Ellensburg after concluding
his tenure as associate dean for quality and institutional development and professor in Aviation Management in the College
of Business Administration at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Nataraja has more than three decades of academic and administrative experience, and an outstanding record of scholarship,research, and teaching.
He has an M.S. in Aviation safety from the University of Central Missouri, and a master’s in educational administration
and a doctorate in adult and higher education administration from the University of South Dakota.
Nataraja will begin his position at CWU on .