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Faculty and Staff

There are over 20 faculty members in the department, nine of whom are full-time instructors. They have varied backgrounds with experience in industries such as insurance, oil, chemicals, textiles, energy, explosives, steel, consulting, and manufacturing.

Dr. Lon Ferguson, EdD, CFPS, CSP

Professor and Chairperson
116 Johnson Hall
724-357-3019
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Tracey Cekada, DSc,CSP

Associate Professor
125 Johnson Hall
724-357-3272
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. John Engler, DPH, CIH

Associate Professor
124 Johnson Hall
724-357-3271
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Christopher Janicak, PhD, CSP, CEA, ARM

Professor
136 Johnson Hall
724-357-3274
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Laura Rhodes, EdD, CSP

Associate Professor
138 Johnson Hall
724-357-2357
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Jan Wachter, Sc.D., MBA, CIH, CSP, CQE, CRE

Associate Professor
137 Johnson Hall
724-357-3275
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Helmut Paschold, PhD, PE, CIH, CSP

Assistant Professor
135 Johnson Hall
724-357-3273
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Jeremy Slagley, CIH, CSP

Assistant Professor
123 Johnson Hall
724-357-3270
724-357-3992 (fax)

Dr. Wanda Minnick, PhD, CSP

Assistant Professor
122 Johnson Hall
724-357-3276
724-357-3992 (fax)

Mr. Eric Nelson, CSP

Instructor
Safety Sciences
133 Johnson Hall
724-357-3800
724-357-3992 (fax)

Ms. Jolene Campbell

Department Secretary
Safety Sciences
117Johnson Hall
724-357-3017
724-357-3992 (fax)

  • Safety Sciences Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 117
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3017
  • Fax: 724-357-3992
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.