Dr Joel Haight, Ph.D, P.E

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Director - Safety Engineering Programme Faculty

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Haight is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches and does research in the areas of productivity, human factors engineering and safety engineering. Prior to that, he served as Chief of the Human Factors Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at their Pittsburgh Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, where he managed a research branch of 35-40 researchers in the areas of ergonomics, cognitive engineering, human behavior and training. Dr. Haight also served for nearly 10 years, as an Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Haight worked as a manager and engineer for the Chevron Corporation for 18 years prior to joining the faculty at Penn State. He has a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering both from Auburn University. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Dr. Haight has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters and proceedings papers and is the editor-in-chief of and contributing author for the J.W. Wiley and Sons’, Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering (2013) and the ASSE Safety Professionals Handbook 2nd ed. (2012).