Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Bryan McCoy


Student evaluations of teaching (SET) are commonly used to assess teaching effectiveness and influence personnel decisions in higher education. This quantitative study sought to determine if gender and years of teaching experience were related to SET ratings for collegiate aviation faculty. Constructs evaluated related to gender stereotypes and consisted of expressiveness and immediacy as stereotypically female and professionalism and openness as stereotypically male. The overall rating was also analyzed as a fifth construct. Evaluation ratings from 54 participants associated with nine Aviation Accreditation Board International affiliated institutions were analyzed for the 2017 to 2020 academic years. Findings from the two-way MANOVA suggested no significant difference between ratings of the aviation faculty regardless of gender or years of teaching experience, Wilks’ Λ=.860, F(4, 47)=1.908, p=.125, multivariate η2=.140. A follow-up ANOVA of the between-subjects effect indicates no significant difference in ratings for expressiveness, immediacy, professionalism, openness, and overall based on gender and years of teaching experience. The lack of significant differences suggests that students in aviation do not associate these traits with the gender of aviation faculty. The similarities of aviation faculty in experience and personality type might be such that any gender differences are not evident in SET teaching ratings.