Dr. Tracey Wortham

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:

Ergonomics, human factors, occupational biomechanics, engineering psychology.

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 100T Transitions
OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
OSH 371 Professional Internship II
OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
OSH 571/671 Problems in Safety and Health
OSH 644 Graduate Cooperative Education
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 Professionals
American Society of Engineering Educators
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society of Women Engineers

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157B Industry and Technology Center
Office Telephone: 270.809.6654
Office Fax: 270.809.3630
Email: twortham@murraystate.edu