The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Daniel Bubb, Ph.D. has agreed to serve on the NVAHOF staff as Director of Education Programs for NVAHOF. He will also serve on the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which is composed of historians, and will chair the Education Committee.
Dan was born in Santa Rosa, CA on March 10, 1974. From a very young age, Dan has had passionate interest in aviation with aspirations to fly as a commercial pilot, which he later did. Dan began flying at age 17, balancing school, work, and saving money to pay for his flying lessons. After graduating from college, Dan became a flight instructor, building his flight hours to become an airline pilot. In 1998, he was hired by Air Vegas Airlines to fly passengers in a Beechcraft 99 (King Air 200), a 15-passenger turbo propeller-driven airplane. While based in Henderson, Dan pursued a graduate degree in US History, which he earned from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. Dan’s graduate studies took him a different direction from flying passengers: becoming a college professor. In 2003, Dan began his professorial career by teaching history and political science courses at Missouri Valley College, and William Woods University. While he taught, he took courses in history and political science at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, working towards a doctoral degree. In 2007, other teaching opportunities surfaced at the Community College of Southern Nevada, and Gonzaga University. In July 2011, while teaching history and political science courses and working as Coordinator of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in the Office of Institutional Research at Gonzaga, Dan completed his Ph.D. His dissertation, which examines the political and economic influence of commercial aviation on the growth and development of Las Vegas as a world-class tourist center, is being published by the University of Nevada Press as a book with a release date of May 28, 2012. Dan currently works as Director of Academic Assessment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has begun working on a second book which examines how commercial airlines politically and economically reshaped and redefined the twentieth century American West.
The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame (NVAHOF) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on December 1, 2008 as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for educational purposes under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and received tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on November 9, 2009. The NVAHOF currently operates as an educational resource and virtual museum through our website, www.nvahof.org . We offer the general public information related to the history of aviation and space through our virtual museum, speakers bureau, access to our historical archives holdings, recommendation of related books on related subjects and our annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Our mission is to educate the public regarding the history of aviation in Nevada, the contribution of Nevada citizens to the development of worldwide aviation and to preserve the legacy of those men and women who pioneered and advanced our nation’s aerospace programs within the State of Nevada.