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 ... [ 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 He... [ 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 » ]

  • Kelley Hall CHSC Staff Image

    Kelley Hall - Project Assistant

    Kelley Hall is a Project Assistant for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Kelley began working at WTI as an Administrative Assistant i... [ 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 engineerin... [ 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 » ]

  • 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. 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 » ]

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 » ]

  • 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 » ]

  • 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 » ]

  • 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 » ]

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Barry Watson CHSC Staff Image

    Dr. Barry Watson - Board Member

    Dr. Barry Watson is a global road safety expert based in Australia and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Between 2015 and early 2017, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Global R... [ Read More » ]

  • Maureen Sheeran CHSC Staff Image

    Maureen Sheeran - Board Member

    Maureen Sheeran has been a leader in domestic violence prevention and services for 30 years. She is the Chief Program Officer of the Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program in the National Council of Juvenile and F... [ Read More » ]

  • Marc Shotten CHSC Staff Image

    Marc Shotten -

    Marc Shotten Chair, UN Road Safety Collaboration Road Safety Management Working Group... [ Read More » ]