• EIND 142 –Introduction to Systems Engineering (Spring)
    Introduces students to the importance of systems thinking including recognizing systems and understanding how they function and interact. Includes exploring the role of Industrial and Management Systems Engineers in analyzing, designing, and managing human-centered systems. Labs provide hands on opportunities for this exploration. Uses Minitab/R Software.
  • EIND 313 – Work Design and Analysis (Spring)
    Grounds students in design and analysis principles of occupational tasks with emphasis on work standards development, productivity improvement, and industrial safety. Covers analysis and design methods for occupational tasks to improve productivity, workplace health and safety. This course provides fundamental guidance on technical writing, laboratory documentation and professional written communication. 
  • EIND 354 – Engineering Probability and Statistics I (Fall)
    Understand the statistical nature of engineering processes. Emphasis on proper data collection and classification, characteristics of variables and their distributions, joint probability distributions, and establishing hypotheses and statistical significance over engineering design specifications. Uses R Software. 
  • EIND 413 – Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering (Falll)

    Introduction to ergonomics and human factors engineering with an emphasis on people at work and human factors design. Emphasis will be on design and analysis of occupational systems and consumer products which best “fit” job tasks or user requirements to human capabilities. Legal issues regarding regulatory environments (e.g., OSHA) are covered as well.

  • EIND 422/EIND 509 Systems Simulation (Summer)
    Discrete simulation modeling methodology; sampling, output analysis, validation, and verification; application to varied systems design and analysis problems. Uses Simio Software. 

  • EIND 510  Usability and Inclusive Design (Fall)
    Explores usability engineering and usability testing in the design of human centered systems. Focus is given to the inclusive design process for developing systems to meet the needs of all users and improve social justice. 

  • EIND 511 - Advanced Human Factors (Spring)
    Research methods applied to areas where human factors and ergonomics are critical to support and improve quality of life for diverse user groups with technology and service-based systems. This seminar-based course will use case studies to examine application areas such as the built environment, sustainability, rehabilitation engineering, and humanitarian engineering.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Human Factors, Ergonomics and Biomechanics
  • Usability, Product Design and Systems Improvement


  • MPH - Public Health, Biostatistics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (2017)
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Rehabilitation Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE (2014)
  • Ph.D. - Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2012)
  • M.S. - Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Business, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (2009)
  • B.S. - Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN (2006)