Safety Sciences graduate students with Dr. Wachter Professor Jan Wachter (center) holds an MS in environmental health, a PhD in environmental health, an executive MBA, and certifications as a safety professional, industrial hygienist, hazardous materials manager, and reliability and quality engineer. He has over 20 years of service with the federal government, working largely in the national laboratory research complexes of the Department of Energy. See a directory of our outstanding faculty.

Bringing Real World Experience Into the Classroom

There are seven full-time Safety Sciences faculty members. They bring to the classroom their professional experience in industries such as insurance, consulting, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, government, and others.  All faculty are certified safety professionals and/or certified industrial hygienists, and many hold multiple certifications.

  • Our professors are active in safety sciences research, publishing, and service to the profession.
  • Their focus is on the student. All graduate students have an advisor who mentors them throughout their graduate program.
  • Safety Sciences hosts an annual departmental career fair.  An average of 75 companies attend the career fair, and it's here that you can find co-ops, internships and full-time employment.