Lawrence J. H. Schulze, Ph.D., PE, CPE, Education: PhD: Industrial Engineering (Ergonomics/Human Factors): 1989, Texas A&M University. MS: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Human Factors/Safety): 1983, Virginia Tech. BA: Experimental Psychology: 1981, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Professional Experience (chronological from present): • Associate Professor, September 1996 - Present, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston - Houston, Texas.; Assistant Professor, September 1989 - August 1996; Chair,Advisory Board, Justin Dart Junior Center for Students with DisAbilities 1999 – Present.
- Adjunct Professor, September 1991 – Present, University of Texas School of Public Health.
- Fulbright Research-Teaching Scholar, (1995-1996); Visiting Professor, January 1996 – Present. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia (S.A.)
- Operations Officer, Navy Operational Support Center, Houston. July 2017 – March 2019; Assistant Officer In-Charge (AOIC) / Executive Officer (XO): Operational Support Unit (OSU) Nov 2015 – July 2017; Action Officer, Joint Visitors Bureau, Bagram, Afghanistan. March 2015 – Nov 2015.
- U. S. Navy Campus Liaison Officer. University of Houston, October 2010 – March 2019.
- Professional Engineer (PE), Texas: #69832; • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) #734
- American Society of Safety Professionals: Gulf Coast Chapter (GCC) VP of Membership Services (2001-2002-2003), Chapter Treasurer (2003-2004, 2004-2005); Chapter President (2005-2006); Faculty Advisor: Greater Houston Area Student Section (2002 – 2010); Founding Member, National Task Force on Ergonomics. Deputy Region III VP (2005-2006), International Task Force, The Americans and Caribbean (2006 – 2009). Assistant Region III VP – Council on Practices and Standards (2008 – 2012), Treasurer, GCC, (2008-2009). ASSE Representative to the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (2013 – present). Engineering Practice Specialty, Assistant Administrator (2015 - 2017). Administrator (2017-2019).
Having worked globally for 30+ years, I am uniquely positioned to bridge the Global Operations Practice Specialty with other practice specialties to promote the exchange of information and best practices toward protection people, property and the environment and supporting sustainable global safe work practices. Within these 30+ years I have been a participant and/or Invited Speaker to numerous international occupational safety (and ergonomics) conferences, including, but not limited to, International Ergonomics Association, International Society or Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, International Occupational and Risk Prevention Foundation, and the International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This year alone, I will be participating in 7 international conferences related to Occupational Safety and Health, Ergonomics, Safety and Human Factors. Through my participation it is apparent that it is imperative, in the global economy, to understand and adapt to different geographic safety conditions, opportunities and priorities. Promoting global best practices through a global operations practice specialty, in conjunction with the other ASSP Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups can only lead to a safer today and an even safer tomorrow. Therefore, I will continue to promote developing solid working relationships between the Global Operations PS and the other Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups to develop stronger global understanding and global safety professionals through joint webinars, standards information dissemination and community interaction.