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School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CEP, CSP

Title: Associate Professor, Environmental Health and Safety
Office: 3071 Human Health Building
Phone: 248-364-8653
E-mail: olawoyin@oakland.edu

Educational Background: 
PhD; Energy & Mineral Engineering; Pennsylvania State University
MS; Energy Engineering; Pennsylvania State University
BS; Geology; University of Calabar 

Teaching Interests: 
Quantitative Methods and Applied Statistical Techniques
Medical Geology
Industrial Engineering and Technology
Environmental Engineering
System Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering
Professional and Leadership Development
Nanotechnology 

Research/Scholarship: 
His research interests emphasize on: Advanced Energy Production, Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS (nanotechnology), Environmental Quality Assessment and Sustainability, Fire Engineering, Statistical Techniques in EHS Engineering, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety, Cognitive and Environmental Ergonomics, Risk Management and Solution Innovations, Hazard Management and Systems Safety, Occupational Decision-Making Aspects of EHS. He has won numerous awards and honors as an academic and professional. Richard is certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental professional (CEP) and by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP). He is a Book chief editor, book chapter author and has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal publications (22 as first author) on: Environmental Health and Safety, Energy & Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Drilling Innovation and Environmental Health Sciences. He is a University Senator, Chair of Curriculum Committee in Health Sciences, Advisory Board member in the Department of Chemistry, NSF Panel Reviewer on Chemometrics, ABET Commissioner and faculty adviser in the School of Engineering. He has presented at several international & national conferences on petroleum technology, environmental-health, safety, and geoscience.

Professional Affiliations: 
ABET- Accreditation Council
ABET- Applied Science Accreditation Commission
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association of Petroleum Geologist
American Public Health Association
American Society of Safety Engineers
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
International Medical Geology Association
National Association of Petroleum Explorationist
National Fire Protection Association
National Safety Council
National Science Foundation – Chemometrics
National Society of Black Engineers
Nigerian Mining & Geosciences Society
Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Personal Interests: 
Research, Martial Art (Aikido and Karate), Exploration and Expedition, Chess and Greener Environment