Kenville Appointed to North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Kim Kenville, Ph.D., C.M, a professor and graduate program director for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has been appointed to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission effective September 1st through June 30th, 2016.

Dr. Kenville began teaching at UND in the fall of 1999. She develops, implements, and directs the Airport Management degree program at UND, and places those students in internships and employment opportunities. Since 2008, Kenville has been the director of the graduate program (MS degree) for the department of Aviation at UND, as of the fall of 2011 holds the rank of Full Professor.  Dr. Kenville is responsible for teaching two undergraduate airport management courses, and courses in the master’s degree program, as well as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) at UND.

Kenville received her Ph.D. in April of 2005, from Capella University, a fully-accredited online University. The doctoral degree is from the School of Business with an emphasis in Leadership. Her dissertation topic was strategic planning at large hub airports in the United States.

Kenville is a member of AAAE and sits on several committees in the organization on the national and regional level in the Great Lakes chapter of AAAE.  Dr. Kenville is the University of North Dakota’s representative to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) a part of the National Academies. She recently opened her own aviation consulting business, Kim Kenville Consulting and is registered in the states of ND/SD/MN as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE).

Upon graduation, Kenville spent 5 years working for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, Michigan.  After leaving DTW, Kenville went to work for Milwaukee County at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) as an Airport Control Center Operator.  She spent just short of a year at General Mitchell until returning to North Dakota.