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Meet the Faculty

Leigh Ann Blunt, Professor and Department Chair

Leigh Ann Blunt, school chair and professor

blunt@ucmo.edu

HUM 225B

 

Blunt holds an M.S. in Industrial Safety Management from UCM and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Missouri, Columbia. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has been a safety sciences faculty member at UCM since 1999. Blunt is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Tammy Allen, associate professor

Tammy Allen, associate professor

tallen@ucmo.edu

HUM 329A

 

Allen holds a M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from Saint Louis University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Missouri, Columbia.  She has been a safety sciences faculty member at UCM since 2010 and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Allen is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).  She has held a variety of health and safety professional positions in the pyrotechnic, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and heavy manufacturing industries for 31 years prior to entering academia.

Alice Greife, Dean of College of Health, Science and Technology and certified Industial Hygienist

Alice Greife, dean and professor

greife@ucmo.edu

ADM 105

 

Greife holds a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from  UCM and Ph.D. in Occupational Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati.  Her research interests are  exposure assessments for epidemiological studies and the interaction of co-exposure of PAH  respirable particles on the initiation of lung cancer.  Dr. Greife is currently the Dean of the college of Health, Science and Technology and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.  She also serves on the Applied Science Commission for ABET.

Anthony Hirner, assistant professor and certified safety professional

Anthony Hirner, assistant professor

ahirner@ucmo.edu

HUM 329D

 

Hirner is a Certified Safety Professional  (CSP) who holds a B.S.  in Safety Management and M.S. in Industrial Safety Management from University of Central Missouri. He has over sixteen years of combined health and safety experience in general industry, construction, mining, environmental remediation and security.  He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is the Enviornmental Safety and Health Lab Coordinator for the programs.

S.D. Allen Iske, associate professor, Industrial Hygienist

S.D. Allen Iske, emeriti faculty, adjunct

iske@ucmo.edu

 

Iske holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and was a Visiting Research Associate, Postdoctoral Appointment, at Ohio State University. Dr. Iske is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).  His research interests include development of educational training programs for Industrial Hygiene and Safety, exposure monitoring for air contaminants,  dermal evaluation research and pharmaceutical exposure assessment.  Dr. Iske serves as an ABET Site Evaluator and a leader within the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), standard consensus organizations (ASTM and ISO - US Delegate ISO TC 146 Air Quality), and other professional activities.  He is an Honorary Fellow in ASTM and AIHA.

Linda Lengfellner, instructor safety and environmental

Linda Lengfellner, instructor

lengfellner@ucmo.edu

HUM 329C

 

Lengfellner holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Environmental Safety, and a Masters degree in Occupational Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. She wrote Environmental Assessments for government projects in California. Her many years working in libraries as a cataloger and at the library reference desk make her a good source for research. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers in the Academic Practice Specialty, and the Women In Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.

Michael Mulhall, assistant professor

mulhall@ucmo.edu

HUM 325C

 

Mulhall is a Certified Safety Professional  (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, (CHMM), who holds a MA in Adult Education and M.S. in Industrial Safety Management from University of Central Missouri. He has over twenty years of combined Health and Safety experience in general industry and environmental management.  He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

 

Monica Nevels, assistant professor

nevels@ucmo.edu

HUM 325B

 

Nevels is an Associate Safety Professional, holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Management, and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri.  With 11 years of combined health and safety experience in general industry, she has also spent 7 years in social services and health care.   She is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and an OSHA General Industry Outreach trainer.

Georgi Popov, professor industrial hygiene, safety management

Georgi Popov, professor

gpopov@ucmo.edu

HUM 327A

 

Popov holds a Ph.D. from National Scientific Board (Bulgaria) and an M.S. in Nuclear Instrumentation Building/Engineering Physics from Defense University (Bulgaria). Popov is a Qualified Environmental Professional and a Safety Management Specialist. In 2001 Dr. Popov graduated from Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a post-graduate certification in Environmental Air Quality. Popov is a member of ASSE’s Heart of America Chapter and recipient of the chapter’s 2015 Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award and 2016 ASSE Region V SPY award. In 2017 Dr. Popov received ASSE Outstanding Safety Educator award. 

 

His research interests include risk assessment, enterprise risk management, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, safety management, PtD, air quality, alternative fuels, LEAN Six Sigma practices and business aspects of Environmental Health and Safety.

 

Tsvetan Popov, assistant professor

 

HUM 324

 

Popov holds a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Defense Staff Military Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. His professional interests include safety, environmental protection, risk assessment, toxicology, analytical chemistry, chromatography, mass spectrometry.

Vencislav Parvonov, Environmental Safety

Vencislav Parvanov, assistant professor

vparvanov@ucmo.edu

HUM 325A

 

Parvanov holds MS degree in Physics with specialization in Optics and Spectroscopy from University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” and a PhD in Chemistry with specialization in Materials Modeling from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Parvanov has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Central Michigan, Emory University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the field of modeling and characterization of nano-materials, nano-particles and materials for hydrogen storage.  Dr. Parvanov’s recent research interests include development and application of modeling, analytical and detection methods in the field of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental and Occupational Safety.

Wayne Schenk, instructor safety sciences

Wayne Schenk, instructor

wschenk@ucmo.edu

HUM 322

 

Schenk holds a B.S. in Crisis and Disaster Management, with a concentration in Business Continuity and a M.S. of Occupational Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. He managed the Explosive Safety Program and the Industrial Safety Program while serving in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to working closely with Wright Labs, he also serving as the Training Manager as well as the Coordinator for Emergency Planning and Security while serving in their Ordnance Unit.  

 

Wesley Tinker, assistant professor

wtinker@ucmo.edu

HUM 318

 

Tinker holds a B.S. in Crisis and Disaster Management emphasis in Emergency Management and Fire Science from the University of Central Missouri as well as a M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He has over 12 years of experience in the safety industry involving regulatory authority, program initiation, emergency scene, construction, and environmental. Also is a professional member of ASSE and AIHA.

Dr. Miazong Wu, Assistant Professor

Miaozong Wu, assistant professor

miawu@ucmo.edu

HUM 320

 

Wu holds a M.S. in Safety with a minor in Environmental Science from the Marshall University, and a Ph.D. specialized in Endocrinology from the Virginia Tech. He has developed several NASA-funded research projects to investigate occupational health related to space environmental risk factors, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research interest primarily focuses on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) related to environmental exposures, aging and obesity. Wu also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARMTM) designation and a Lab Management University (LMU) certificate, and serves as a Program Evaluator (PEV) for the ABET and a Voting Member of Research Safety & Biosafety Subcommittees at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


John Zey, Industrial Hygiene and Master's program coordinator

John Zey, professor and masters program coordinator for safety sciences

jzey@ucmo.edu

HUM 329B

 

Zey holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in IH, both from UCM and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. He has taught at UCM since 1996. From 1976 -1996, John worked for NIOSH, where he conducted industry-wide studies, health hazard evaluations and worked as a training grants officer. He is a certified industrial hygienist. His research interests include program assessment, industrial hygiene assessments and sampler variability. He is a member of AIHA, ACGIH, ASSE and ASHRAE. He was selected as a Fellow of AIHA in 2017.