Dean of John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Phone: (701) 777-2917
- 1974 - B.S. Agricultural Education, North Dakota State University
- 1984 - M.A. Management, Central Michigan University
- 1996 - Ph.D. Education, University of Michigan
- 1988 - Assistant Professor
- 1996 - Asst. Chair/Aviation
- 1996 - Associate Professor
- 1999 - Interim Asst. Dean for Academics-Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
- 2002 - Associate Dean of Academics - Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences - Assistant Dean for Academics
- 2016 - Dean - Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Lindseth has over 4000 hours of flight time, mostly as an instructor. He brings a unique blend of both fixed wing and rotary wing experience to the Aviation faculty. In addition, he has expertise in the area of human factors research. Dr. Lindseth teaches both fixed wing and rotary wing private pilot courses, and the commercial pilot aircraft systems courses. He also teaches aviation safety, basic attitude instrument flying, and helicopter aerodynamics. With a Ph.D. degree in Education from the University of Michigan, Dr. Lindseth has been able to establish his expertise in the area of human factors research, publishing refereed articles in the Journal of Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine and the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research.
In addition, he has contributed articles to the Collegiate Aviation Review, several issues of Prevention magazine and numerous other magazines and newsletters. In 2003, Dr. Lindseth was awarded a $650,000 U.S. Army Research Grant to study the effects of dietary intakes on cognition and flight performance. He holds both airplane and rotorcraft-helicopter commercial/instrument ratings as well as Ground Instructor and Certified Flight Instructor ratings.
Dr. Lindseth, originally from North Dakota, began his flying career in 1973, earning his private pilot license through the Air Force ROTC program. While waiting to go on active duty after college graduation, Dr. Lindseth taught one year of high school. Upon graduation from Air Force pilot training, he was selected for Pilot Instructor Training and served as an Undergraduate Pilot Training T-37 Instructor Pilot and Check Pilot from 1976 to 1979. His expertise was recognized twice during this time as "top instructor" and "master instructor". In addition to Dr. Lindseth's desire to fly fixed wing aircraft, he always wanted to fly helicopters, and was given the opportunity in 1980.
He flew H-1 helicopters for the Air Force's search and rescue missile site support operations from 1980 to 1984, serving as an instructor pilot and flight examiner. In 1983, he was selected as the Chief of Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation for Air Force light lift helicopters worldwide. Throughout the time Dr. Lindseth was on active duty, he pursued his general aviation flying through FBOs. After receiving his Master's Degree in 1984, Dr. Lindseth returned to his home state and joined the UND Aerospace organization, flight instructing in helicopters at the airport. In 1988, he became a member of the Aviation Faculty.