Expertise

Research focus: Occupational Safety and Health with particular emphasis on ergonomics and human factors engineering. Research is conducted in both the laboratory and in the field.

Current Research Projects:

  • Investigation of Anthropometric Factors related to Low Back Pain
  • Ergonomic Survey Tool Development
  • Industrial Safety
  • Development and Dissemination of Occupational Safety and Health Solutions
  • Workplace Injury Surveillance
  • Noise (occupational and non-occupational)
  • Usability

Keywords: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Safety, Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, Biomechanics, Noise, Usability

Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Utah (past)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, University of Utah (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Communities
Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Degrees
PhD, University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering, 1999
MPH, University of Utah, Public Health, 1998
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering, 1990
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Engineering Psychology, 1988
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering, 1988
Keywords
industrial engineering ergonomics human factors engineering human factors safety
Honors

William F. Walker Teaching Award (Merit), College of Engineering, 2018

Thomas Walter Professor, Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management, 2016 - present

Tim Cook Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, 2015 - present

Outstanding Faculty Member: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013, 2016, 2019

BCSP Award of Excellence, Board of Certified Safety Engineers, 2013

Dr. William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator, American Society of Safety Professionals, 2013

Associations
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) [formerly American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)]
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Institute of Industrial Engineers