Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Professor Diana J. Schwerha brings her expertise as an industrial and management systems engineer into the classroom and the online learning environment with firsthand experience in safety, productivity, and ergonomics relating to engineering teams and project quality control. Learn more about Diana and the other faculty of Ohio University’s online engineering management program on our engineering management faculty page.

Diana Schwerha

Program Coordinator and Industrial and Systems Engineering Associate Professor

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Diana J. Schwerha is an associate professor for the online Master of Engineering Management program. She earned her doctorate in industrial and management systems engineering from West Virginia University. Before coming to Ohio University, she worked as a project officer for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Health Effects Laboratory Division and the Pittsburgh Research Laboratory. She is currently a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Dr. Schwerha’s research interests focus on improving the safety, productivity, and job satisfaction of aging workers; applying human factors interventions to retain employees and using ergonomics to enable older individuals to live independently. She teaches courses in ergonomics, statistics, and quality control to improve teamwork and team deliverables and to optimize better processes.

“My students most enjoy the applicability of the class work to their everyday work,” said Dr. Schwerha.

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