University President P. Barry Butler, Ph.D.

Dr. P. Barry ButlerP. Barry Butler, Ph.D., is the sixth president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before joining Embry-Riddle in 2017, he was executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa.

At Iowa, he previously served as dean of the College of Engineering, associate dean of academic programs and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Butler is a strong advocate for research and discovery-driven education, partnerships with industry, and K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.