Curriculum Vitae

Matt A. Claiborne


Freelance writer and photographer.


Freelancer, Matt Claiborne Creative Content, Florida — 2002-Present
Writing, ghostwriting, and proofreading.
Assignment and stock photography.

Contributing Editor, Waterway Guide, Deltaville, VA — 2017-Present
Cruising editor for the Bahamas, Florida Keys, and Chesapeake Bay boating guides.
Review navigational information and shore activity guides for accuracy and currency.
Contributing photographer for the Bahamas, Florida Keys, and ICW editions.

Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautics, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL — 2010-2015
Taught traditional and online undergraduate university classes, from one-on-one to groups of 30.
Mentored and academically advised over 100 students.
Secretary of the University’s Faculty Standards and Development Committee.
Developed and taught new aviation management classes, and developed existing classes a new iTunes U platform.
Authored several textbooks on iBooks for aviation students.
Courses included primary/instrument/commercial flight theory, airline/airport/FBO management, air traffic basics, aviation seminar, aviation history, and introduction to business management.

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, School of Aeronautics, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL — 2008-2014
Helped oversee University’s FAA Part 141 flight school operations.
Conducted Part 141 progress checks & flight instructor proficiency checks.
Helped write and implement new industry-standard flight training curriculum.
Trained new instructor hires on standard company procedures.
Oversaw record-keeping and institutional safety programs. 


Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL — Master of Business Administration, 2010
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL — Bachelor of Business in Aviation Management, 2004


Certifications: FAA Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Part 107 UAV (Drone) Operator, US Coast Guard 50-Ton Master (Captain) -- Power and Sail
Productivity: MS Office, iWork, G Suite, Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom/Illustrator, Affinity Photo/Designer/Publisher.