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Faculty

Kwangseog (Kwan) Ahn, Sc.D., CIH

Dr. Ahn has extensive experience in teaching, research, and services in occupational and environmental hygiene and environmental sciences.  Before he came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he taught at the University of Michigan and at Hunter College of The City University of New York.  He also worked at the Environment, Health, and Safety Office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Department of Environment, Health and Safety of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill as an industrial hygienist.  His research interests include ventilation applications in laboratory and industry environments, exposure assessment methods and controls for airborne hazards, internationally common urban environmental health & safety issues, and occupational & environmental noise exposure assessment.

Education           

  • Sc.D. Industrial Hygiene, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2003
  • M.S.E.E. Industrial hygiene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
  • M.S.E. Environmental engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1987
  • B.S.E. Urban engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1985

Certifications/Licenses

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Sang D. Choi, Ph.D., CSP, CPE

Dr. Choi is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar with extensive knowledge and experience in the occupational ergonomics and industrial safety fields. He has produced more than one hundred refereed publications and has been invited multiple times to be as the keynote speaker at prestigious national and international conferences. Dr. Choi is a strong proponent of efforts to integrate research into the ESH practice and is dedicated to bridge the gap between academia and the ESH profession. He is an OSHA-approved outreach instructor for construction and industrial safety. He is a professional member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Safety Council (NSC), and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Dr. Choi is also serving as the Editor for the American Society of Safety Engineer's Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research.

Education           

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 2003, Western Michigan University. Major Field: Occupational Ergonomics and Safety
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1999, Wichita State University
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1996, Kwan-Dong University
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for Construction Industry
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for General Industry

Certifications/Licenses

  • Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

E. Andrew Kapp, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, REM

Dr. Kapp's research interests include leadership and environmental safety and health performance, and systemic approaches to accident prevention. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and technical reports and is a regular presenter at regional and national events in these areas. Dr Kapp is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and Registered Environmental Manager.

Education           

  • Ph. D. Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001
  • M.S. Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1990
  • B.S. Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1986                

Certifications/Licenses

  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Registered Environmental Manager

Todd Loushine, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH

Dr. Loushine has over 15 years of field experience from Minnesota OSHA, Workplace Safety Consultation, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, UW-Madison, and private consulting/expert witness opportunities. Dr. Loushine is a Professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and current participates on the editorial review board for the Professional Safety Journal.

Education           

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1994, University of Minnesota                

Certifications/Licenses

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.), MN License
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Alvaro Taveira, Ph.D., CSP, CPE

Dr. Taveira has over twenty years of professional practice in the fields of Human Factors/Ergonomics and Safety as a college professor, researcher, and consultant. His experience includes projects in multiple work environments including agriculture, steel production, mining, railroading, retailing and office settings projects, and in the consumer products area as well. Professor Taveira has over 60 peer reviewed publications and has made multiple presentations at national and international conferences. His academic experience comprises teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Behavioral Aspects of Accident Prevention, Product Safety, and in a number of safety related courses. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.    

Education           

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 1996
    Area: Human Factors/Sociotechnical Systems
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Minor in research methods
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1987
    Area: Human Factors/Product Design
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1984
    Universidade Federal de Uberlandia - Brazil

Certifications/Licenses

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Donna Vosburgh, Ph.D., EHS

Dr. Vosburgh is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian and has worked as a Public Health Sanitarian for non-community public water supplies in Minnesota. She is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Wisconsin American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the National Environmental Health Association.

Education           

  • Ph.D. Occupational and Environmental Health Industrial Hygiene subtrack, 2010, The University of Iowa
  • M.S. Environmental and Public Health, 2002, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.S. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2000, Michigan Technological University                

Certifications/Licenses

  • Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian, Minnesota (RS628)

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809 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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