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Benjamin J. Goodheart, Ph.D.
Benjamin Goodheart is an aviation professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. His diverse career began in aviation line service and has expanded to roles in aviation safety and loss control, training, and professional flying. He has worked in and with a variety of aviation organizations, including flight training organizations, business and general aviation operators, and major airlines, and his varied experience affords him a wide variety of opportunities
to practice within his passion. Benjamin is an active author and researcher focused on novel applications within aviation safety management and organizational climate and culture. He holds a Master of Science in Safety Science, and a Ph.D. from Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University with a specialization in applied aviation safety. Dr. Goodheart is a Certified Safety Professional as well as an Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor. Benjamin currently serves as the Managing Director of Versant, and international safety and risk advocacy firm, and he served as President of an aviation nonprofit organization, Mercy Wings Network through 2016. In 2014, Dr. Goodheart was named one of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine’s Top Forty Under 40 in aviation worldwide.