Michael J. Smith

Professor Emeritus

2166 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-6329
Fax: (608) 262-8454
mjsmith@cae.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Professor Smith has conducted studies on the applications of ergonomics and indsutrial psychology for improving working conditions.He was formerly a research program director at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).He is interested in studying the effects of advanced technology, organizational design, working conditions and community development on stress, safety, productivity and performance.He has undertaken projects dealing with redesigning working conditions and community conditions that reduce employee stress, improve health status, reduce injuries and increase positive attitude.

Education

  • BA 1968, psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA 1970, industrial psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD 1973, industrial psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • human factors and ergonomics
  • occupational safety
  • job-related stress
  • work organization design and management
  • job design

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Several years - IE Instructor of the Year Award of the student Polygon society
  • 2000 - Fellow International Ergonomics Association
  • 1980 - US Public Health Service Superior Service Award
  • 1979 and 1981 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Directors Award

Publications

  • Smith, M.J. and Salvendy, G., (Eds.) Systems, Social and Internationalization Design Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
  • Smith, M.J., Salvendy, G., Harris, D., and Koubek, R.J., (Eds.) Usability Evaluation and Interface Design: Cognitive Engineering, Intelligent Agents and Virtual Reality, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
  • Sainfort, F., Taveira, A.D., and Smith, M.J., \"Teams and Team Management and Leadership,\" In G. Salvendy (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 975-994, 2001.
  • Stanney, K.M., Smith, M.J., Carayon, P., and Salvendy, G., \"Human Computer Interaction,\" In G. Salvendy (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 19192-1236, 2001.
  • Smith, M.J., Carayon, P., and Karsh, B.-T., \"Design for Occupational Safety and Health,\" In G. Salvendy (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1156-1191, 2001.
  • Karsh, B., Moro, F.B.P., and Smith, M.J., \"The Efficacy of Workplace Ergonomic Interventions to Control Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Critical Analysis of the Peer-Reviewed Literature,\" Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science, accepted 2001.
  • Sainfort, F., Karsh, B., Booske, B., and Smith, M.J., \"Applying Quality Improvement Principles to Achieve Healthy Work Organizations,\" Joint Commissions Journal on Quality Improvement, accepted 2000.
  • Saito, S., Piccoli, B., Smith, M.J., Sotoyama, M., Sweitzer, G., Villanueva, M.B.G., and Yoshitake, R., \"Ergonomic Guidelines for Using Notebook Personal Computers,\" Industrial Health 38:421-434, 2000.
  • Karsh, B., Moro, F.B.P., Smith, M.J., Booske, B., Sainfort, F., and Hanrahan, L.P., \"The Study of Medication Use and Occupational Injuries: Methodological Challenges and Issues,\" Industrial Engineering Research 1(2):174-203, 2000.
  • Carayon, P. and Smith, M.J., \"Work Organization and Ergonomics,\" Applied Ergonomics 31:649-662, 2000.
  • Smith, M.J., \"Participative Approaches for Evaluating the Hazards of New Technology,\" Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress Volume 2, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 606-609, 2000.
  • Sainfort, F., Carayon, P., Smith, M.J., Yeh, Y.-J., Lund, J., Taveira, A., James, C., Hoonakker, P., and Korunka, C., \"The Development and Application of an Instrument for Measurement of Quality Institutionalization,\" Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress Volume 2, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 253-256, 2000.
  • Karsh, B.-T., Moro, F.B.P., Smith, M.J., Booske, B., and Sainfort, F., \"A Case-Control Study of Medication Use and Acute Occupational Injury,\" Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress Volume 4, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 316-319, 2000.
  • Derjani-Bayeh, A. and Smith, M.J., \"Application of Community Ergonomics Theory to International Corporations,\" Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress Volume 2, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 788-791, 2000.

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Profile Summary

Professor Smith has conducted studies on the applications of ergonomics and indsutrial psychology for improving working conditions.He was formerly a research program director at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).He is interested in studying the effects of advanced technology, organizational design, working conditions and community development on stress, safety, productivity and performance.He has undertaken projects dealing with redesigning working conditions and community conditions that reduce employee stress, improve health status, reduce injuries and increase positive attitude.


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