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Spring 2023: Asian, African, and European Exploration
Partner and Co-founder

Philip Hörhager

Adastrium LLC

Philip Hörhager is excited to serve on Semester at Sea again and will be teaching MGT 411 Leading High Performance Teams.

Philip has a background in aerospace engineering and management, with advanced degrees from the University of Stuttgart (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and the CDI Paris MBA program (France). Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity of collaborating with and leading high performing teams, in roles such as Director of Engineering, Head of PMO, and Program Manager, for diverse and innovative aerospace, Research & Development, and tech companies in the US and abroad.

Philip has co-led and co-taught summer Education Abroad programs in Italy and particularly enjoys mentoring and coaching students during these voyages. He has taught project management and leadership classes in various organizations and presented at diverse conferences and symposia, including for the Project Management Institute.

His research interests include human factors in aviation, with particular focus on the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on teams in the flight deck environment. Of particular interest to him is how automatic and AI-assisted systems influence situation awareness, cognitive workload, team dynamics and skills in cockpits, and what all this means for designing the next generation of aircraft.

He is co-founder of a consulting company that focuses on aerospace project consulting, as well as, organizational communication, leadership and team training. He is passionate about all things aerospace and tech-related and is an active pilot, with most time logged in the scenic Colorado mountain airspace.

Philip has had the pleasure of voyaging and teaching during the Spring 2018 Semester at Sea voyage, as part of the Global Studies team, and he is delighted to be joining the program again for an amazing adventure.