Edward Kapp Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Timothy J Hyland 3501
  • Phone: (262) 472-5423
  • Email: kappa@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
Edward Kapp


E. Andrew Kapp, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, REM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his position at UW-Whitewater Andrew has been in government service, consulting, and private industry. Currently he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in occupational safety and health, hazardous materials management, and environmental management. Dr. Kapp's research interests include leadership and safety 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.


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



  • Certified Safety Professional #21159
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager #15061
  • Registered Environmental Manager #532312011


  • National Safety Council
  • American Society of Safety Engineers


  • Systemic approaches to accident prevention
  • The influences of leadership on safety performance
  • The education and development of EHS professionals


  • 2001 - Present: Assistant/Associate Professor; Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • 1998 - 2000: Consultant; Resource Strategies, Inc., Madison, WI
  • 1997- 2001: Lecturer; Department of Safety Studies, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • 1996- 1997: Teaching Assistant; Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1995- 1996: Pollution Prevention Intern; Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1993-1995: Research/Project Assistant; Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • 1986 – 1991: Officer; United States Marine Corps