Amy Fraher is an award-winning American author and independent scholar and researcher, currently residing on the Connecticut shoreline working on her debut novel.
A retired Naval Aviator and former United Airlines pilot, Amy has over 6,000 mishap-free flight hours in four jet airliners, five military aircraft, and several types of civilian airplanes. She served her country honorably for 24 years, retiring as a U.S. Navy Commander (O-5) in 2005.
After her aviation career, Amy worked in higher education for sixteen years including eight years in the international business school environment teaching in AACSB accredited programs in the UK, US, Singapore, and Australia. She holds a doctorate in leadership and has published widely in the area of leadership, crisis management and ethics in fields of risky work. Professor Fraher study's the ways that individual and collective influences allow frontline operators to build capacity for mindful behaviors despite the complexity of their missions, unpredictability of their operating environments, and danger inherent in their work. As a scholar-practitioner, she brought her research into the classroom through leadership modules focusing on ethics, crisis and change.
'Fun Fact': Amy is the only international business school Professor who has landed a helicopter on a US aircraft carrier and a 777 at London’s Heathrow airport!