HFES & IISE: Continuing Education in Ergonomics (University Programs) - Part 2 (Non-Member Access)
Have you ever thought about where to go to improve your ergonomics knowledge or skills? Is there ergo information you’re seeking but can’t find a resource to provide it? At HFES and AES, we are here to share information from our experts and help you sharpen those skills. In this session, you will learn about three university-based continuing education training programs. Representatives from Auburn University, Colorado State University, University of California, San Francisco, and University of California, Berkeley will share information about their programs (material, objectives, target audience, format, etc.). You will have an opportunity to ask questions and join in a discussion of the benefits and training needs of those who apply ergonomics in the workplaces.
Mark Schall, PhD, CPE
Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Injury Prevention
Mark C. Schall, Jr. is the Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Injury Prevention in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. Dr. Schall serves as the program director of the Occupational Safety & Ergonomics (OSE) and Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP) academic training programs in collaboration with the University of Alabama-Birmingham as part of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, one of 18 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers. Dr. Schall’s research focuses on developing direct measurement techniques to enhance objective exposure assessment in ergonomics and applying those techniques to improve working people’s health, safety, and well-being.
John Rosecrance, PhD, PT
Professor of Occupational Ergonomics
Colorado State University
John Rosecrance is Professor of Occupational Ergonomics at Colorado State University. His professional work consists of teaching, conducting research, and consulting in ergonomics. He is also a physical therapist. As part of his professional service, he serves as a BCPE mentor for individuals preparing for their certification in professional ergonomics.
Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE
Director of the Online Ergonomics Certificate Program
University of California, Berkley
Melissa Afterman is the Director of the Online Ergonomics Certificate Program at the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH supported Education & Research Center at UC Berkeley. She has 25 years of ergonomics consulting practice and is a senior ergonomist at University of California San Francisco, where she works with the UC Ergonomics Research Lab and Graduate Training Program. Melissa earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering at San Jose State University and is the co-chair of the HFES Practitioners Committee.
Director of Continuing Education
University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Meyer is Director of Continuing Education at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), where she facilitates the development and delivery of health and safety training and symposia. She joined COEH at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 after spending a few years working at tech start-ups in the Bay Area, and working at an environmental non-profit in Syracuse, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2013.