Vay Rodman Professor

  • Office Location: Timothy J Hyland
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  • Department(s): Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
Vay Rodman


I like to hunt, fish, hike, bike and camp and am outdoors as much as possible. I do model train layouts (HO scale), woodworking projects and photography.


  • Bachelors of Science in Education (Biology and Chemistry), Black Hills State University
  • Masters of Science (Environmental Health) East Tennessee State University
  • Masters of Public Health
  • Doctor of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma



  • CHMM (#530) Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, since 1984
  • REHS/RS (#70100) Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian, since 1971


  • National Environmental Health Association since 1970
  • Wisconsin Environmental Health Association since 1984
  • American Society of Safety Engineers since 1980
  • Badger Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers since 1984
  • Institute of Hazardous Materials Management since 1984
  • Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers since 1990
  • Member and current Chair of the Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) since 1986
  • Member and current Vice-chair UW System Solid Waste Research Council Since 1990


  • Development of the on line course Personal and Public Safety 201 (2005-2006 academic Year)
  • Rodman, Vay; Brandt, Betsy; and Gabbey, Robert “Planning and Implementation of a University High Rise Residence Hall Fire Evacuation Drill training Exercise with Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments” 51 st International Conference on Campus Safety, Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) National Safety Council, University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois, July 4-7 2004
  • Development of the on line course Introduction to Security 383-583 (2006-2007 academic Year)
  • Development of on line Occupational Environmental Health and Safety Courses
  • Management of hazardous materials and other environmental management issues