Professor Louis Scala's Biography


            Professor Lou Scala began his career as a collegiate aviation educator in 1976 at the Academy of Aeronautics—now called the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

            He started his career at Farmingdale State College’s Department of Aviation in 1982. During his 25 years at Farmingdale State College (FSC) he has contributed to the development of the Department of Aviation’s Airport Management, and Air Cargo Management Curriculums.

            At FSC Professor Scala teaches a variety of courses within the Department of Aviation, such as: Aviation History, Government in Aviation, Introduction to Airports, Airport Operations, Aircraft Systems, Aircraft Powerplants, and Gas Turbine Engines.

            He has served FSC in various educational administrative positions for the Department of Aviation (Program Coordinator for the Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program; Program Coordinator for the Department of Aviation) and the School of Engineering Technologies (Assistant-to-Dean).

            He is a member of the FSC Faculty Executive Committee, serves as the FSC Alternate Senator to the SUNY Faculty Senate, and is Chair of the Student Affairs and Services Committee.

            Professor Scala is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificated Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician, posses a New York State Permanent Teaching Certificate in Industrial/Technical Education, is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and University Aviation Association (UAA).

            With respect to FSC extracurricular activities, he serves as faculty advisor for the FSC Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the campus Christian Club.