2008 Sponsored Programs Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Service

Dr. John M. Engler

Department of Safety Sciences

College of Healthand Human Services

John Engler accepting award

Pictured above, from left,are Mr. Mark Berezansky, Dr. John Eck, Dr. John Engler, Dr. Tony Atwater, and Dr. David Werner.

Dr. John Engler is an associate professor in the Department of SafetySciences and has been with IUP since 1983. He has served as the director for the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program since 1999 and served as the director of Education for the National Environmental Education and Training Center from 1995-1997. His commitment to IUP extends into curriculum development, as author of the first distance-education course in occupational health.

Dr. Engler's dedication to research and safety is apparent in his successful awardsof more than$13.6 million in grants to fund the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program.

Dr. Engler is a certified industrial hygienist and an American Board of Industrial Hygiene diplomat. He also serves the university on severalcommittees, including the Research Institute Advisory Committee; Safety Sciences Department committees for search, tenure, and evaluation; and Pennsylvania/OSHA consultation committees for program, evaluation, search, and marketing/outreach.

He has giveneleven safety presentations at various conferences, in addition to beingpublished several times in professional and peer-reviewed publications, dissertation, thesis, and technical reports.

Dr. Engler's honors include an Induction and Best Dissertation Award from Delta Omega National Honor Society.