Professor James W. Gregory, Ph.D.

Professor James W. Gregory
  • The Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
It has been the constant of trying to break the bonds of Earth that has fueled our efforts to engage in flight.

James W. Gregory is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. He received a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctorate in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. He is also an instrument-rated private pilot with more than 200 hours of flight time in gliders and single- and multi-engine aircraft.

Prior to his arrival at Ohio State in 2008, Dr. Gregory’s work experience included stints at Delta Air Lines, NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and Tohoku University in Japan. He also served as a policy fellow at the National Academy of Engineering, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the United States Air Force Academy, and he held a summer faculty fellowship at the Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles Directorate.

Dr. Gregory’s innovative teaching has earned him Ohio State’s David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Professor Award, as well as the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. In 2014–2015, he was honored as a Fulbright Scholar at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel.

Dr. Gregory’s research has been funded by more than $10 million from industry and government, and has resulted in more than 100 publications. He is currently completing a book on the flight testing of light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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  1. The Science of Flight

    The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor James Gregory of Ohio State University, with commentary by Smithsonian curators and examples from the National Air and Space Museum, this course is a treasure trove for all who wonder where lift comes from, how a pilot flies a plane, what air traffic controllers do, and many other things about flight, including how rockets and orbits work. Extensive graphics make the concepts clear.
  2. (Set) The Science of Flight & Everyday Engineering Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & Everyday Engineering

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £125.98 £88.98£125.98
    Survey how things work with this two-course set, from the amazing airplanes above our heads to the modern machines we use daily. Start by exploring one of technology's most impressive achievements with The Science of Flight. Then, don’t miss Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life—an indispensable guide to the way things work in the world around you.
  3. (Set) The Science of Flight & Understanding Modern Electronics Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & Understanding Modern Electronics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    If you've ever wondered about how the machines around you actual work, this two-course set is perfect for you. Explore technology's most impressive achievement with The Science of Flight. Then, get a working explanation of the principles that govern electronic circuits, then shows these principles in action with devices you use every day with Understanding Modern Electronics.
  4. (Set) The Science of Flight & Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Discover the amazing inventions and artifacts of America in this two-course set. Start by taking an in-depth look at airplanes, rockets, and more with The Science of Flight. And, Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History showcases 20 authentic historic objects along with detailed replicas and photographs of almost 100 other artifacts and exhibits.
  5. (Set) The Science of Flight & A Visual Guide to the Universe Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & A Visual Guide to the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £64.98 Starting at £64.98 £97.98 £64.98£97.98
    Take a whole new look at the world above you with this two-course set. Start by exploring technology’s most impressive achievement through America's most popular museum in The Science of Flight. Then, see the full splendor and mystery of the universe with A Visual Guide to the Universe.
  6. (Set) The Great Tours & The Science of Flight Set

    (Set) The Great Tours & The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £102.98 £88.98£102.98
    Discover new ways to think about—and appreciate—history and science with this two-course set created in partnership with the Smithsonian. First, explore the extraordinary treasures of the nation’s capital, from iconic sights to little-known cultural gems, in The Great Tours: Washington D.C. Then, examine the incomparable holdings of the National Air and Space Museum as a way to better understand the inner...
  7. (Set) The Science of Flight & The Industrial Revolution Set

    (Set) The Science of Flight & The Industrial Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £125.98 £88.98£125.98
    Discover the amazing inventions of America in this two-course set. Cover the principles and history of airplanes, rockets, and other flying machines with The Science of Flight. Then, get a comprehensive—and complex—portrait of an exciting era; an era whose story is still being written throughout the world with The Industrial Revolution.