William D. Waldock holds the rank of Professor of Safety Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus. He is the creator of the aviation safety programs at Embry-Riddle and has spent the last 33 years developing and enhancing the academic safety endeavors here. He is a retired U.S.Coast Guard officer, a pilot, and has been investigating accidents for more than three decades, participating in more than 200 aircraft investigations and analyzing 500 more. He is President of the Arizona Chapter, International Society of Air Safety Investigators and has written numerous articles on aviation safety, aircraft accidents, aircraft fire investigation, and crash survivability.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners and member of numerous other aviation and safety-related organizations. Prof. Waldock has appeared in numerous safety-themed video programs and has been an expert consultant to both the print and electronic media.