2018 Advisory Committee The Department of Safety Sciences maintains contact with outside sources of advice through an advisory board that serves both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including the internship program. The board is composed of professionals in safety and health. 

Industries represented include general manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, transportation, consulting, insurance, pharmaceuticals, distribution, and the service industry.  At present, board membership includes many current and past officers of local and national chapters of SH&E organizations.


  • Tracey Cekada, Professor and Chairperson, IUP Safety Sciences
  • Frank Baxter, Construction Risk Partners
  • Ryan Burr, Burr Consultants
  • Jen Debias, Intelex
  • Shayne Farrell, Holder Construction
  • Rob Fisher, Fisher Improvement Technologies
  • Brittany Jones, Amazon
  • Michael Kunkle, Sanofi
  • Evan Larkin, Allan Myers
  • Matthew McCarthy, Kokosing
  • Ed Moffett, PMA Companies
  • Gage Rankin, Gilbane
  • Stephanie Reese, MSA Safety
  • Justin Rihn, Clark Construction
  • Joshua Shaw, Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services
  • Mark Shields, ExxonMobil
  • Fred Straub, Prospering Safety
  • Greg Tarosky, Lighthouse Electric
  • Josh Venesky, Sheetz
  • Chad Wallaesa, Donegal Insurance
  • Laura Rhodes, IUP Safety Sciences
  • Bryan Seal, IUP Safety Sciences