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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering



Dr. Jeffrey Woldstad
Department Chair, Professor


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Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering and Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989
  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1984
  • B.S., Mathematics and Psychology, University of Puget Sound, 1983

Fields of Specialization

  • Human factors engineering/ergonomics
  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Human reliability and safety
  • Engineering statistics

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering and Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989
  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1984
  • B.S., Mathematics and Psychology, University of Puget Sound, 1983

Licenses


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (No. 94159), Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Academic Positions


  • Department Chair and Professor, Industrial and Management Engineering Department, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2009-Present
  • Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2007-2009
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2005-2007
  • Professor, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2006-2009
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2003-2006
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University, 1999-2003
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1995-1999
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989-1995
  • NIOSH Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1989
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983-1989
  • Student Intern, U.S. Navy, 1982

NonAcademic Positions


  • Consultant
    • Hayes and Associates, Corvallis, OR; biomechanics consultant, 1999-Present.
    • Campbell, Woods, Bagley, Emerson, McNeer, and Herndon, Attorneys at Law, Charleston, WV; expert witness, 1995
    • Hoechst Celanese Corp., Celco Plant, Narrows, VA; work rate evaluation, 1994-1995
    • Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA; effects of respirator use on worker performance, 1993-1995
    • Woods, Rogers, and Hazlegrove, Attorneys at Law, Roanoke, VA, expert witness 1993
    • Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; preparation of materials for short course training program in ergonomics, 1992
    • E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co., Waynesboro, VA; human factors evaluation of color coding schemes for Lycra products, 1991
    • Tweeds, Inc., Roanoke, VA; ergonomic and human factors evaluation of proposed distribution facility, 1990
    • Instructor, Center for Ergonomics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, short course on ergonomics, 1990
    • St. Thomas Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Co., St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; ergonomic evaluation of plant flooring material, 1988
    • Body and Assembly Division, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI; instructor and assistant for in-plant ergonomic short courses, 1987

Fields of Specialization


  • Human factors engineering/ergonomics, Occupational biomechanics, Human reliability and safety, Engineering statistics

Publications


  • Book Chapters

    • "Models in Manual Materials Handling," in Biomechanics in Ergonomics (2nd. Ed.), S. Kumar (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2007 (J.C. Woldstad, M.M. Ayoub, and J.L. Smith).
    • "Digital Human Models," in International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics, W. Karwowski (ed.), Taylor and Francis, London, 2000 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Depth Perception and the Design of Visual Displays for Teleoperation," in International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics, W. Karwowski (ed.), Taylor and Francis, London, 2000 (J.C. Woldstad and S.H. Park).
    • "The Quality Inspection Task in Modern Manufacturing," in International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics, W. Karwowski (ed.), Taylor and Francis, London, 2000 (J.C. Woldstad and J.A. Pesante-Santana).
    • "Models in Manual Materials Handling," in Biomechanics in Ergonomics, S. Kumar (ed.), Taylor and Francis, London, 1999 (M.M. Ayoub and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Manual Material Assist Devices," in Handbook of Occupational Ergonomics, A. Bhattacharya and J.D. McGlothlin (eds.), Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996 (J.C. Woldstad and R. Reasor).
    • "Human-Machine Systems," in 1994 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993 (J.C. Woldstad and R.D. Dryden).

     

  • Technical Journals

    • "Effects of Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," Human Factors, 47(4): 708-729, 2005 (T.E. Lockhart, J.L. Smith, and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Human Performance Reliability: On-Line Assessment Using Fuzzy Logic," IIE Transactions, 36: 457-467, 2004 (S. Lu, H. Lu, W. Kolarik, and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Effects of Age-Related Gait Changes on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," Ergonomics, 46(12): 1136-1161, 2003 (T. Lockhart, J.C. Woldstad, and J.L. Smith).
    • "Optimization Model Estimates of Trunk Muscle Forces do not Correlate with EMG Activity of Females as well as Males," Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 19(2), 131-139, 2003 (M. McMulkin, J.C. Woldstad, and R.H. Hughes).
    • "Assessment of Slip Severity Among Different Age Groups," ASTM STP 1424, Metrology of Pedestrian Locomotion and Slip Resistance. American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002 (T. Lockhart, J.C. Woldstad, and J.L. Smith).
    • "Relationship Between Gait Adaptations and Subjective Rating of Floor Slipperiness of Young and Elderly Individuals During Ambulation Over Slippery and Non-Slippery Floor Surfaces," Safety Science, 40, 689-703, 2002 (T. Lockhart, J.C. Woldstad, J.L. Smith, and J. Ramsey).
    • "The Effects of Multitasking on Quality Inspection in Advanced Manufacturing Systems," Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 11(4), 287-298, 2001 (J. Pesante, R. Williges, and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Multiple Two-Dimensional Displays as an Alternative to Three-Dimensional Displays in Tele-Robotics Tasks," Human Factors, 42(4), 592-603, 2000 (S.H. Park and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Age Related Effects of Transitional Floor Surfaces and Obstructions of View of Gait Characteristics Related to Slips and Falls," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 25(3), 223-232, 2000 (Y. Bunterngchit, T. Lockhart, J.C. Woldstad, and J.L. Smith).
    • "A Model to Predict Human Motion During Lifting," Journal of Aerospace, SAE 1998 Transactions, Paper No. 981303, 1998 (M.M. Ayoub, J.C. Woldstad, C. Lin, and T. Bernard).
    • "Torso Loading via a Harness Method Activates Trunk Muscles Less than a Hand Loading Method," Journal of Biomechanics, 31(4), 391-395, 1998 (M.L. McMulkin, J.C. Woldstad, and R.E. Hughes).
    • "The Effects of a Back Belt on Posture, Strength and Spinal Compressive Force During Lifting," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 22, 409-416, 1998 (J.C. Woldstad and B.R. Sherman).
    • "Posture Prediction for Static Sagittal-Plane Lifting," Journal of Biomechanics, 29(10), 1393-1397, 1996 (M.J. Dysart and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Effect of Wheel Design on the Torques Applied to Large Hand Wheels," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 15, 205-213, 1995 (M.L. McMulkin and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Torques Applied to Large Hand Wheels," Applied Ergonomics, 26(1), 55-60, 1995 (J.C. Woldstad, M.L. McMulkin, and C.A. Bussi).
    • "Dynamic Push and Pull Forces While Using a Manual Material Handling Assist Device," IIE Transactions, 26(3), 77-88, 1994 (J.C. Woldstad and D.B. Chaffin).
    • "Floor/Shoe Slip Resistance Measurement," American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 53(5), 283-290, 1992 (D.B. Chaffin, J.C. Woldstad, and A. Trujillo).
    • "Repeated Measures of Spatial Ability with the Manikin Test," Human Factors, 27(2), 209-219, 1985 (R.C. Carter and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Vibration Effects on Digit-Symbol Coding," Journal of Low Frequency Noise and Vibration, 2(4), 169-175, 1983 (A.C. Bittner, J.C. Guignard, J.C. Woldstad, and R.C. Carter).

     

  • Conference Proceedings

    • "Development of a Biomechanical Model of the Human Neck and Head," Proceedings, XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Seoul, Korea, August, 2003 (J. Woldstad and W. Hayes).
    • "Development of a Model to Predict Human Posture in CAD Environments," Proceedings, 2003 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May, 2003 (J. Woldstad).
    • "The Contribution of Hand Loads to Cervical Disc Compression," Proceedings, 45th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2001 (J. Woldstad, J. Nicolalde, and L. Benivides).
    • "A Model to Predict Human Motion During Lifting," Proceedings, 2001 SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, Arlington, VA, June, 2001 (J. Woldstad, T. Dendamrongvit, and D. Kim).
    • "Can Gait Changes Associated with Aging Affect Initiation of Slip Induced Falls," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association Conference on Computer Applications in Ergonomics and Safety, Honolulu, HI, July, 2001 (T. Lockhart, J. Smith, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Effects of Aging on Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," Proceedings, NORA 2001-Leading Research in Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC, June, 2001 (T. Lockhart and J. Woldstad).
    • "Assessment of Slip and Fall Severity Among Different Age Groups," Proceedings, ASTM Symposium on Metrology of Pedestrian Locomotion and Slip Resistance, West Conshohocken, PA, June, 2001 (T. Lockhart, J. Woldstad, and J. Smith).
    • "Does Age Related Sensory Degradation Affect Outcomes of Slips and Falls," Proceedings, Annual Conference of the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Fairfax, VA, June, 2001 (T. Lockhart, J. Woldstad, J. Smith, and J. Ramsey).
    • "Real-Time Human Performance Reliability Assessment," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association XIVth Triennial Congress and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 44th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, August, 2000 (W. Kolarik, J. Woldstad, and S. Lu).
    • "Effects of Musculoskeletal and Sensory Degradation due to Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association XIVth Triennial Congress and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 44th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, August, 2000 (T. Lockhart, J. Smith, J. Woldstad, and P. Li).
    • "Prediction of Falls Using a Robust Definition of Slip Distance and Adjusted Required Coefficient of Friction," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association XIVth Triennial Congress and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 44th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, August, 2000 (T. Lockhart, J. Woldstad, J. Smith, S. Hsiang, and P. Li).
    • "Comparison of Teleoperation Performance Measures in a Simulated Telerobotic Task," Proceedings, 26th Annual Conference on Computers in Industrial Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, December, 1999 (S. Park, J. Woldstad, and M. Chung).
    • "A Prototype for Real-Time Human Performance Reliability Assessment," Proceedings, 1999 Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium Researcher's Conference, Amarillo, TX, July, 1999 (S. Lu, W. Kolarik, J. Woldstad, and H. Lu).
    • "Human Reliability Performance Metrics and Modeling Strategies," Proceedings, Institute of Industrial Engineers Industrial Engineering Research '99, Phoenix, AZ, May, 1999 (W. Kolarik, J. Woldstad, S. Lu, and H. Lu).
    • "New Concepts in Human Reliability Models," Proceedings, 1998 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 1998 (W. Kolarik, J.C. Woldstad, S. Lu, and H. Lu).
    • "Evaluation of Display Format and Visual Enhancement Cues for a Simulated Tele-Robotic Task," Proceedings, 1998 Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium Researcher's Conference, Amarillo, TX, July, 1998 (S.H. Park and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Towards a Re-Definition of Heel Strip and Slip Distance," Proceedings, 1998 International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June, 1998 (J.C. Woldstad, T. Lockhart, and J. Smith).
    • "Simulation Modeling for Sagittal Lifting," Proceedings, 1998 International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June, 1998 (M.M. Ayoub, J.C. Woldstad, and C. Lin).
    • "A Model to Predict Human Motion During Lifting," Proceedings, 1998 SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, Dayton, OH, April, 1998 (M.M. Ayoub, J.C. Woldstad, C. Lin, and T. Bernard).
    • "The Biomechanics of Walking Over Slippery Floor Surfaces," Proceedings, XIX De Evento de Ingenieria Industrial, December, 1997 (M.M. Ayoub, J.C. Woldstad, and C. Lin).
    • "Further Evaluations of a Revised Posture Prediction Algorithm for Static Lifting," Proceedings, 1997 International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Washington, DC, June, 1997 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Gender Differences in Trunk Muscle Activity with Respect to Model Predictions," Proceedings, 1997 International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Washington, DC, June, 1997 (M. McMulkin, J.C. Woldstad, and R. Hughes).
    • "The Biomechanics of Slips and Falls in the Elderly," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association 13th Triennial Congress, Tampere, Finland, June, 1997 (T. Lockhart and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "A Model to Predict Posture and Motion During Two-Dimensional Lifting," Proceedings, International Ergonomics Association 13th Triennial Congress, Tampere, Finland, June, 1997 (J.C. Woldstad, M.M. Ayoub, and P. Seeley).
    • "The Effects of Multitasking on Quality Inspection in Advanced Manufacturing Systems," Proceedings, 6th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL, May, 1997 (J. Pesante, R.W. Williges, and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "An Investigation of Team Lifting using Psychophysical Methods," Proceedings, 4th Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, November, 1996 (S. Lee and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "A Biomechanical Model to Predict Static Sagittal-Plane Lifting Posture," Proceedings, I Simposium Internacional de Ergonomimia en Ingenieria Industrial, September, 1996 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "A Revised Posture Prediction Algorithm for Static Lifting," Proceedings, First International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics, 1996 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "The Effect of Abdominal Support Belts (Back Belts) on Posture and Strength," Proceedings, IX Simposium Internacional de Ingenieria Industrial, September, 1995 (J.C. Woldstad and B.R. Sherman).
    • "The Effects of a Commercially Available Support Belt on Torso Posture, Lift Strength, and Spinal Compression," Proceedings, 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA, October, 1995 (B.R. Sherman and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Development and Validation of a Posture Prediction Algorithm for a Static Lifting Task," Specialized Symposium on Computer Aided Ergonomics and Safety, 12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, August, 1994, invited paper (M.J. Dysart and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Wheel Turning Strength for Four Wheel Designs," Proceedings, 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Seattle, WA, October, 1993 (M.L. McMulkin, J.C. Woldstad, P.B. McMahan, and T. Jones).
    • "Optimization-Based Biomechanical Evaluation of Isometric Exertions on a Brake Wheel," Proceedings, 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Seattle, WA, October, 1993 (C.A. Johnson and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Optimization-Based Biomechanical Evaluation of Wheel Turning," Proceedings, 1993 International Ergonomics Association World Conference: Ergonomics of Materials Handling, Warsaw, Poland, June, 1993 (J.C. Woldstad and C.A. Johnson).
    • "Initial Wrist Posture During Typing for Different Keyboard Heights and Slopes," Proceedings, 1993 International Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 1993 (J.C. Woldstad and M.A. Jedrewski).
    • "A Computer-Based Method for Recording Three-Dimensional Body Postures," Proceedings, 1993 Computers in Industrial Engineering, Cocoa Beach, FL, March, 1993 (G. Stewart and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Isometric Strength Capability for a Vertical Wheel Turning Task," Proceedings, 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Atlanta, GA, October, 1992 (J.C. Woldstad, C.J. Rockwell, C.A. Johnson, M. McMulkin, and P.B. McMahan).
    • "Optimal Force Level and Antagonistic Muscle Exertion Strategies for an Isometric Tracking Task," Proceedings, 1992 Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Denver, CO, June, 1992 (C.J. Rockwell, J.C. Woldstad, and J.P. Berkowitz).
    • "A Computer-Based Method to Record Three-Dimensional Body Postures," Proceedings, 1992 Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Denver, CO, June, 1992 (G.B. Stewart and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Optimal C/R Ratio and Muscle Control in Manual Tracking," Proceedings, 1992 IIE Research Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 1992 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Movement Tracking Performance as a Function of Required Force Level," Proceedings, 35th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, San Francisco, CA, September, 1991 (J.P. Berkowitz and J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Quantification of the Co-Activation of Antagonistic Muscles During Dynamic Elbow Movements," Design for Everybody and Everyone, Taylor and Francis, London, Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the International Ergonomics, Paris, France, July, 1991 (J.C. Woldstad and D.B. Chaffin).
    • "Static and Dynamic COF Values Obtained with Different Normal Forces and Measurement Velocities," Proceedings, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 1991 (D.B. Chaffin, J.C. Woldstad, and A. Trujillo).
    • "Coordination of Kinematic Events During Simple Arm Movements," Proceedings, 34th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Orlando, FL, 1990 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "A Model Relating EMG Signals to Torque During Rapid Loaded Movement," Proceedings, Twelfth International Congress of Biomechanics, The University of California at Los Angeles, June, 1989 (J.C. Woldstad, D.B. Chaffin, and G.D. Langolf).
    • "Low-Back Reactions Associated with the Pushing and Pulling of Material Handling Assist Devices," Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I, Taylor and Francis, London, Proceedings of the Annual International Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Cincinnati, OH, June, 1989 (D.B. Chaffin, J.C. Woldstad, and I. Ali).
    • "Cocontraction During Isometric Elbow Exertions," Proceedings, Twelfth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September, 1988 (J.C. Woldstad, D.B. Chaffin, and G.D. Langolf).
    • "Human Performance Times in the Use of Manual Hoist Systems," Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors II, Elsevier Science Publishers, Proceedings of the Second Annual Mid-Central Human Factors/Ergonomic Conference, Purdue University, June, 1985 (J.C. Woldstad).
    • "Vibration Effects on Digit-Symbol Coding," Proceedings, Eighth Psychology in the Department of Defense Symposium, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, April, 1984 (A.C. Bittner, J.C. Guignard, J.C. Woldstad, and R.C. Carter).
    • "A Methodological Investigation of Subject Input/Output Related Error During Vibration," Proceedings, 26th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Seattle, WA, October, 1982 (J.C. Woldstad, A.C. Bittner, and J.C. Guignard).

Research Grants


  • Current Research

    • "Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), an NSF I/UCRC at Texas Tech University," National Science Foundation, $437,500, 2005-2010 (T. Collins, J. Simonton, J. Woldstad, and J. Burns).
    • "Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution: Human Interactions in Logistics Systems," National Science Foundation, $10,000, 5 years (T. Collins, E McCombs, M. Beruvides, J. Woldstad, and M. Smith).
    • "Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $913,176, 2004-2009 (J. Smith and J. Woldstad).

    Prior Research

    • "Human Factors/Human Modeling," NASA-Johnson Space Center, $254,333, 2005-2006 (J. Smith and J. Woldstad).
    • "Development of a Virtual Walkway for Partial Gravity Gait," NASA - Johnson Space Center, $228,843, 2003-2005 (S. Hsiang and J. Woldstad).
    • "Oregon FACE Project," CDC-NIH - State Fatality Surveillance and Field Investigations of Occupational Injuries: Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), $594,357, 2002-2006 (M. Heumann, J. Alexander, L. McCauley, G. Risechitelli, J. Rothlein, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Economic Feasibility of Producing Bio-Diesel Fuel in Oregon," Oregon Agricultural Research Foundation, $10,000, 2002 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Feasibility of Biofuel Production in Oregon," Oregon Seed Council, $20,000, 2002 (M. Heumann and J. Woldstad).
    • "Occupational Safety and Health Training Program," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $514,618, 2002-2005 (J. Woldstad and A. Veltri).
    • "Multidisciplinary Curriculum for the Rapid Deployment of Lean Automated Systems," Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Manufacturing Education Program, $182,970, 2001-2002 (B. Paul, R. Billo, T. Doolen, D. Jensen, M. Hacker, R. Paasch, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Computer Lab Re-Design," OSU Technology Resource Fee Fund, $38,000, 2001 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Acquisition of Portable Force Platforms," OSU Equipment Reserve Fund, $26,650, 2001 (C. Snow and J. Woldstad).
    • "Contribution of Arm and Shoulder Loads to Cervical Disc Compression," OSU Research Fund, $8,000, 2000-2001 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Ergonomic Evaluation of Computer Workstations," DermaSafe Company, $500, 2001 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Anthropometric and Strength Database for Boeing Production Employees to be used in Ergonomic Design and Assessment of Workplaces," The Boeing Company, $10,874, 2000-2001 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Effects of Musculoskeletal and Sensory Degradation due to Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $36,500, 1999-2000 (J. Woldstad and J. Smith).
    • "Field Evaluation of NIOSH Lifting Equations," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $467,441, 1996-2000 (M. Ayoub, P. Westfall, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Training Grant in Occupational Safety and Health," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $49,166, 1999-2000 (J. Woldstad and M. Ayoub).
    • "Human Reliability and Safety for Safe Handling and Long-Term Storage of Nuclear Components," Department of Energy - Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, $199,886, 1997-2000 (I. Hamilton, W. Kolarik, and J. Woldstad).
    • "A Research Program to Increase Pipeline Safety via Engineering Science and Systems Management," Koch Industries, $50,000, 1999 (W. Marcy, W. Kolarik, H. Parker, T. Wiesner, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Training Grant in Occupational Safety and Health," CDC-NIH - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, $145,618, 1996-1999 (M. Ayoub and J. Woldstad).
    • "Real-Time Mistake Proofing of Semi-Automated Manufacturing Processes," Texas Tech Center for Applied Automation and Research (CFAR), $7,500, 1998-1999 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Ergonomic Evaluation of Mop Buckets," Rubbermaid Corporation, $9,952, 1997 (J. Smith and J. Woldstad).
    • "Robotics, Automation, and Tele-Operation Program for Safe Handling and Long-Term Storage of Nuclear Components," Department of Energy - Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, $564,985, 1995-1997 (A. Barhorst, M. Endsley, W. Kolarik, H. Li, J. Macedo, M. Parten, and J. Woldstad).
    • "Human Information Processing in IVHS Navigation Systems," Federal Highway Administration - Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research, $103,865, 1994-1996 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Research Grant in Ergonomics," Association of American Railroads, $30,000, 1994 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Ergonomic Evaluation of Lever-Type Hand Brake Design," Association of American Railroads, $75,210, 1993 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Ergonomic Evaluation of Hand Brake Design," Association of American Railroads, $191,575, 1990-1992 (J. Woldstad).
    • "Ergonomic Analysis of Trackmen Activities," Association of American Railroads, $32,003, 1990 (J. Woldstad).

University Courses Taught


  • Texas Tech University
    • IE 1101 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering
    • IE 3341 - Engineering Statistics
    • IE 3361 - Work Analysis and Design
    • IE 4361 - Engineering Design for People
    • IE 4362 - Industrial Ergonomics
    • IE 5301 - Ergonomics and Design
    • IE 5302 - Environmental Ergonomics
    • IE 5303 - Work Physiology
    • IE 5304 - Occupational Biomechanics
    • IE 5305 - Cognitive Engineering
    • IE 5307 - Loss Assessment and Control
    • IE 5344 - Statistical Data Analysis
  • Oregon State University
    • ENGR 360 - Industrial Statistical Modeling
    • IE 366 - Work Design and Operations Measurement
    • IE 447/547 - Occupational Biomechanics
    • IE 492/592 - ST/Applied Ergonomics
    • IE 552 - Design of Industrial Experiments
    • IE 591 - Industrial Statistics
    • IE 594 - Research Methods
    • IE 595 - Research Methods in Engineering
  • Virginia Tech University
    • ISE 2024 - Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • ISE 3406 - Operations Research II
    • ISE 3614 - Introduction to Human Factors Engineering
    • ISE 4624 - Work Physiology
    • ISE 4994 - Undergraduate Independent Study
    • ISE 5154 - Applied Human Factors Engineering (television course)
    • ISE 5604 - Human Information Processing
    • ISE 5614 - Human Physical Capabilities
    • ISE 5674 - Systems Safety Engineering
    • ISE 5974 - Graduate Independent Study
    • ISE 5984 - Industrial Engineering Teaching Methods
    • ISE 9554 - Special Study: Advanced Human Performance Modeling
    • ISE 6624 - Special Topics in Human Factors: Motor Control and Learning
    • ISE 6624 - Special Topics in Human Factors: Advanced Biomechanics

Graduate Student Theses and Dissertations


  • Dissertations
    • "Hand Load Contributions to Cervical Spine Compressive Forces," Adam Pickens, 2008, Texas Tech University.
    • "Effects of Musculoskeletal and Sensory Degradation Due to Aging on the Biomechanics of Slips and Falls," Thurmon Lockhart, 2000, Texas Tech University.
    • "The Effects of Display Format and Visual Enhancement Cues on Performance of Three-Dimensional Teleoperational Tasks," Sung Ha Park, 1998, Texas Tech University.
    • "The Effects of Perturbations Frequency, Magnitude, and Uncertainty During Static and Dynamic Tracking on the Estimated Level of Muscle Co-Contraction," Jerry Purswell, 1997, Virginia Tech.
    • "Investigation and Empirical Evaluation of Inputs to Optimization-Based Biomechanical Trunk Models," Mark McMulkin, 1996, Virginia Tech.
    • "Virtual Reality-Based Investigation of Four Cognitive Theories for Navigation," Carolyn Bussi, 1995, Virginia Tech.

    Theses
    • "Effects of Handle Height and COF on Maximal Strength Generation during Pus/Pull Activities," Matthew D. Kafka, 2006, Texas Tech University.
    • "Effects of Limited Foot Placement on Specific Gait Characteristics," Leah S. Stephens, 2004, Texas Tech University.
    • "Development of a Posture Prediction Model," Thiridat Dendamrongvit, 2002, Oregon State University.
    • "Biomechanics of Slips and Falls in the Elderly," Thurmon Lockhart, 1997, Texas Tech University.
    • "Evaluation of Wrist Posture During the Operation of Four Electromechanical Mice," Piet Kruithoff, 1995, Virginia Tech.
    • "The Effect of a Commercially Available Abdominal Support Belt on Torso Posture, Lift Strength, and Spinal Compression," Brian Sherman, 1995, Virginia Tech.
    • "An Investigation of Team Lifting Using Psychophysical Methods," Susan Lee, 1995, Virginia Tech.
    • "Kinematics of the Fingers During Typing," Manda Long, 1994, Virginia Tech.
    • "Development and Validation of Posture Prediction Algorithm," Mark Dysart, 1994, Virginia Tech.
    • "Determining the Human Ability to Judge Inertia During a Dynamic Task," Rallindo Pagulayan, 1994, Virginia Tech.
    • "A Computer-Based Method to Record Three-Dimensional Body Postures," Greg Stewart, 1993, Virginia Tech.
    • "Initial Wrist Posture During Typing as a Function of Keyboard Height and Slope," Mary Ann Jedrewski, 1992, Virginia Tech.
    • "Optimization-Based Biomechanical Evaluation of Isometric Exertions on a Brake Wheel," Christian Johnson, 1992, Virginia Tech.
    • "Characteristics of Muscle Co-Contraction during Isometric Tracking," Chris Rockwell, 1992, Virginia Tech.
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