Who We Are

CHSC Staff

  • Dr. Nicholas Ward CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Nicholas Ward - Director

    Professor Nicholas Ward (F. Erg. S) is the Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute and a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State Un... [ Read More » ]

  • Jamie Arpin CHSC Staff Image

    Jamie Arpin - Research Associate I

    Jamie Arpin is a Research Associate I at the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. She holds a degree in Sociology from Montana State Universit... [ Read More » ]

  • Erica Burrell CHSC Staff Image

    Erica Burrell - Office Manager

    Erica Burrell is the Office Manager for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.  Erica received her certification as an Administrative Busines... [ Read More » ]

  • Katie Dively, MS, CHES CHSC Staff Image

    Katie Dively, MS, CHES - Research Scientist II, Senior Trainer

    Katie Dively is a Research Scientist II and Senior Trainer with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Heal... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. Kari Finley CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Kari Finley - Senior Research Scientist

    Dr. Kari Finley is a Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Dr. Finley holds a Ph.D. in Human Services and a Ma... [ Read More » ]

  • Kelly Green M.P.A. CHSC Staff Image

    Kelly Green M.P.A. - Research Associate II

    Kelly Green is a Research Associate II at the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a B.S. ... [ Read More » ]

  • Annmarie McMahill, M.S. CHSC Staff Image

    Annmarie McMahill, M.S. - Research Scientist II, Center Manager

    Annmarie McMahill is the Center Manager and a Research Scientist II for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. She holds a Masters of Preven... [ Read More » ]

  • Jay Otto, M.S. CHSC Staff Image

    Jay Otto, M.S. - Principal Scientist

    Jay Otto is a Principal Scientist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.Jay received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in engineering ... [ Read More » ]

  • Debra Strachan CHSC Staff Image

    Debra Strachan - Business Manager

    Debra Strachan has provided fiscal management services to the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University since July, 2010.  She previously held the s... [ Read More » ]

MSU Faculty

  • Dr. Eric Austin CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Eric Austin - Associate Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Eric Austin joined MSU's Political Science department in 2005 after three years with the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University. Since coming to MSU, he has served as the Coordinato... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. Kaylin Greene CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Kaylin Greene - Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Kaylin Greene received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University (2013) and her BA from Whitman College (2006). She completed her postdoctoral training at ... [ Read More » ]

  • Professor Vaughan Judge CHSC Staff Image

    Professor Vaughan Judge - Director for the School of Art

    Professor Vaughan Judge joined MSU in 2009 as Director for The School of Art after eight years of being the Head of the internationally acclaimed School of Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art in the UK. In 2013,... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. William Schell CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. William Schell - Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    Dr. William Schell (PE, PEM) earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering – Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Indus... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. Monica Skewes CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Monica Skewes - Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Monica Skewes obtained her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D. in Applied Health Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by NIH-NIAAA in alcoholism e... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. Steve Swinford CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Steve Swinford - Associate Professor of Sociology

    Steve Swinford is an associate professor for the department of sociology and anthropology at Montana State University.  He has worked as a research associate for MOST of Us since the fall of 2008 and has produced over 10... [ Read More » ]

  • Dr. Matthew Vess CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Matthew Vess - Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

    Dr. Matthew Vess obtained his Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2010.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Montana State University.  Dr. Vess' ... [ Read More » ]

Other CHSC Contributors

  • Tara Kuipers CHSC Staff Image

    Tara Kuipers - Prevention Specialist II

    Tara Kuipers is a Prevention Specialist II with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.  Tara holds a Master’s degree in Education & Co... [ Read More » ]

  • Kara Bryant CHSC Staff Image

    Kara Bryant - Research Assistant

    Kara is a Research Assistant at the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Kara graduated from Montana State University in 2010 with her Bache... [ Read More » ]

  • Melissa Norling CHSC Staff Image

    Melissa Norling - Research Assistant III

    Melissa Norling is a Research Assistant III at the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Melissa studied Criminal Justice at Boise State Univ... [ Read More » ]

  • Karen Gee CHSC Staff Image

    Karen Gee - Graphics Specialist

    Karen Gee, is a Graphics Specialist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. She is the owner of kGee designs, and a veteran of the United... [ Read More » ]

  • Molly Patil CHSC Staff Image

    Molly Patil - Prevention Specialist

    Molly Patil provides professional guidance and technical support to states and communities on the Positive Culture Framework for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC).  She is passionate about prevention and d... [ Read More » ]

  • Sharon Stacy CHSC Staff Image

    Sharon Stacy - Graphics Specialist

    Sharon Stacy is a Graphics Specialist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Sharon holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications Studies an... [ Read More » ]