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Della-Giustina, Daniel E.

Emeritus Professor - Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


B.A., American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts 
M.A., American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts 
Ed.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1971 
Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1973

During Dr.Della-Giustina's tenure as chairman (17 Yrs.) of the Dept. of Safety and Environ. Management at West Virginia University, he built the program into the finest of its kind in the world. His ten text books in the field are standard teaching references in the United States and international educational institutions. In the corporate sector, his writings are widely used as the foundation upon which company-wide safety programs are built.

In the early 1990's, Dr. Della-Giustina recognized the signs that violence in the workplace was going to increase. He began working then to define the problem and seek methods of coping with what was to become a burgeoning national problem. His leadership today is helping businesses understand potential warning signs and ways to protect employees. Dr. Dell-Giustina has been the recipient of many national and international awards.

The highest awards by the two lending professional organizations in the world were confirmed on Dr. Della-Giustina.
  • National Safety Council - inducted into the safety & health hall of fame international at the national convention in Atlanta - Sept 2001
  • American Society of Safety Engineers Elected to the honor of fellow of ASSE- new Orleans, June 2004

Research Focus Areas

Health and Safety

Research Interests

Educational Research 
Highway Traffic Safety Research 
Fire and Emergency Response Research 
School Safety Research 
Risk Management

Teaching Interests

Fire Sciences 
Disaster & Emergency Response (FEMA) 
Security (Homeland) 
School wide safety programs K-12

Special Interests

Wood working

Professional Societies

Amer. Society for Engineering Education 
Amer. Society of Safety Engineers 
National Education Assoc. 
Amer. School & Community Safety Society of America 
Amer. Ass.of Higher Education 
Amer. School Health Association 
National Fire Protection Association 
American Society for Testing and Materials