More than ever, today’s dynamic environment needs a workforce that understands the value of standards and their role as the foundations of technology. To help prepare future professionals across sectors, colleges and universities are integrating standards into curricula across a range of programs.
Learn how three active U.S universities are delivering standards related education. Each university has been a past award recipient under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program, designed to help integrate standards and standardization content into undergraduate and graduate programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Since the program’s inception in 2012, 33 awards have been made. Each university has done unique and important work to help advance standards knowledge and demonstrate a growing awareness of the value of standards across sectors worldwide. Join us to learn about these creative faculty and their interesting programs.
About the Speakers
Lisa Greenwood, Ph.D., ISSP-SA, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety Department, , College of Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Margaret Phillips, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Engineering Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries & School of Information Studies
Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University
Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of fire protection and safety at Oklahoma State University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland. He also received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland in 2011 with an emphasis on building egress.
Dr. Hoskins is primarily interested in understanding human behavior during fire and other emergencies. His research focuses on evacuation, tenability, emergency messaging, and improving codes and standards to provide increased safety. He is very active in the profession, serving on seven different technical committees for the development of codes and standards.
Lisa Greenwood, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in environmental, health and safety (EHS) Management at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), with over 20 years of experience in environmental and occupational health and safety management. Her teaching and research interests include EHS management system design, implementation, and integration; EHS standards in the curriculum; environmental sustainability; corporate social responsibility; and related private governance mechanisms.
Prior to joining the faculty at RIT, Dr. Greenwood worked as an environmental engineer, audit program manager, and international EHS standards specialist in the aerospace sector. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Management from RIT, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven, and a Ph.D. in environmental and natural resource policy from SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Dr. Greenwood is active in standards development as vice chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 207 Environmental Management and is a U.S. expert on environmental management systems in ISO TC 207, representing ANSI.
Margaret Phillips is an assistant professor of library science in the physical science, engineering, and technology division of the Purdue University Libraries & School of Information Studies. Additionally, she holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the School of Engineering Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and is an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea. As a Libraries faculty member, Margaret is a co-instructor in the Purdue School of Engineering Technology capstone course, and has teaching roles in several other courses on campus. Additionally, she is the libraries liaison to the Schools of Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering and has responsibilities for the libraries standards collections. Before starting at Purdue in 2015, Prof. Phillips worked as a research & assessment librarian at Saginaw Valley State University and as the associate director of the J. Robert Van Pelt & John and Ruanne Opie Library at Michigan Technological University. She has provided instruction in standards and technical information for ten years. Her current research interests include standards education, standards collections in academic libraries, and preparing engineering and technology students for the college to workplace transition.