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Tracey B. Wortham

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:
Ergonomics, human factors, occupational biomechanics, engineering psychology.

Courses Taught:

OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering

OSH 571/671 Problems in Safety and Health

OSH 656 Ergonomics and Biomechanics

OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics


B.S., Penn State University, 1988  

M.S., Penn State University, 1991  

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1995 


Wortham, T.B. (2008). Published covers:  A snapshot of the visibility of women in safety and

engineering.  Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting. New

York, 1780-1784.

Wortham, T.B. (2008). Using familiar games in a human factors engineering course.  Proceedings of the

2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Institute of Industrial Engineers, Vancouver, British

Columbia, Canada, 1208-1213.

Stone, N.J., Moroney, W.F., and Wortham, T.B. (2006).  Recommendations for teaching team behavior to

human factors/ergonomics students.  Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th

Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA, 784-788.


PE, Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, 1999

Clinical/Professional Focus:

Ergonomics, human factors, occupational biomechanics, engineering psychology


Office ergonomics, material handling ergonomics, women in non-traditional fields, human factors and ergonomics education

Professional Organizations:

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chair of Education Technical Group

American Society of Safety Engineers

American Society of Engineering Educators

American Industrial Hygiene Association                 

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157G Industry and Technology Center

Office Telephone: 270-809-6657

Office Fax: 270-809-3630

Email: twortham@murraystate.edu 



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