Sean Gallagher named AIHA Fellow

Published: Apr 3, 2014 7:45:00 AM
Media Contact: Megan Burmester,, 334.844.2220

sean gallagherSean Gallagher, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been recognized as an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Fellow. This unique designation is awarded to individuals who have been AIHA members in good standing for a minimum of 15 years and have made significant contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines through research, leadership, publication, education or related professional service. Only 5 percent of AIHA members qualify for AIHA fellow status. Gallagher was nominated by the AIHA Ergonomics Committee.

Gallagher is a leader of Auburn University’s Occupational Safety and Ergonomics and Injury Prevention programs and also serves as the program chair of the Occupational Ergonomics Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He has published numerous national and international journal articles relating to human factors and ergonomics.

“The AIHA Fellow distinction is a remarkable accomplishment and represents the many years of hard work, research and contributions Sean has made to the industry. As a college, we are proud to have Sean on our faculty and utilize his talent to educate others,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering.

Gallagher will be formally recognized at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition scheduled in San Antonio in June.