Don is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, where he teaches and directs research in the areas of ergonomics, safety, occupational biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering. He is Director of the Ergonomics and Safety Program and Occupational Injury Prevention Research Program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Division of Physical Therapy, and Division of Occupational Therapy. Don is a Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Professional Ergonomist with 10 years of full-time industrial experience prior to entering academia. For the past 25 years, he has served as an Ergonomic and Safety Trainer and Consultant to industry, OSHA, and the legal community throughout the United States. Don received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.A. degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and earned his Ph.D. degree in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan where he studied at the U.M. Center for Ergonomics. His research interests are related to industrial ergonomics, occupational biomechanics, rehabilitation ergonomics, and ergonomic applications and workplace designs for workers with disabilities.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011