Dr. Larry McDonald
Degrees/Credentials: BA General Studies with concentration in Safety, Marshall University; MS Safety Technology, Marshall University; EdD Occupational Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 1995 and professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) since 1991.
Professional Interests: Well-grounded in safety management in industry, specializing in the concept that safety is a cost-benefit strategy for the company, oriented to developing safety programs with bottom-line results with minimum working-capital investment. Have acted as instructor and managed classes for safety professionals at the Region One OSHA Training Institute, Education Center since 1994.
Key Professional Work: Chair, Technology, Design & Safety; graduate coordinator, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences. Part of a dynamic team that created the concept of the Safety Center at Keene State College; created one of the original four OSHA Education Center Training Institutes; and developed working relationships with other regional colleges and universities. In the past 22 years, the KSC Safety program has grown from 35 majors to more than 300 majors today. The team recently created the new MS in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences.
“The Educational and Experiential Status of Safety Educators in the United States,” September, 1993
- “The Killer in Plain Sight – Power Lines,” Construction Engineering and Safety Magazine, April 2001
Personal: Keenly interested in aviation safety; has held a private pilot’s license with instrument rating for more than three decades.