Daytona Beach Campus
Professor Rick Gallup has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since the year 2000, and was elected to serve as the Daytona Beach faculty delegate beginning 2011. He serves as a member of the Academic and Development committees.
Professor Gallup is a 1972 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received his Masters Degree in Management from Webster University.
Earning his Navy wings in 1974, Professor Gallup was selected to become an Advanced Jet Flight Instructor. Following his tour as an instructor, Professor Gallup was assigned to a fighter squadron where he flew the F-4J Phantom II off the decks of the USS Independence and USS Eisenhower. At VF-33 he was selected to attend and graduated from the Naval Fighter Weapons School, ‘Top Gun’ , and was selected to be an Adversary Pilot at the Navy’s East Coast Adversary Squadron. Cited as “a fighter pilot’s fighter pilot”, Professor Gallup taught graduate level Energy-Maneuverability and Aerodynamics in the Atlantic Fleet’s Fighter Readiness Program.
Upon leaving the Navy, Professor Gallup inter-service transferred to the United States Marine Corps reserve. Employed by General Electric as a Systems Engineer on ‘Black’ (Top Secret) Space Systems, he transitioned into the position of Manager of Navy and Marine Corps Flight Simulation Programs.
In 1991, Professor Gallup founded The Gallup Group, Inc., an aerospace consulting company. For nine years, The Gallup Group successfully assisted aerospace corporations in enhancing their bottom line. In the summer of 2000, Professor Gallup joined the Aeronautical Science Department where he instructs Aerodynamics, Flight Physiology, Flight Safety, and Aviation Legislation. Among Professor Gallup’s recognitions, he was selected to receive the “Outstanding Faculty Excellence” Award, recognized nationally in the publication Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and was the first ERAU Faculty member to be initiated into the Order of Omega.
Professor Gallup’s goal is to assist the student in achieving success at ERAU as well as in life. Professor Gallup is married to the former Jill Susan Greenberg of Virginia Beach, Virginia. They are the proud parents of Ms. Robyn Leigh Gallup of Jacksonville, Florida, ERAU ‘03 and Capt. Frederick S. Gallup, IV, USMC, VMFA-242 F/A-18s MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, ERAU ‘05.