Kenneth D. Blehm
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Professor
Phone: (970) 491-1406
Fax: (970) 491-2250
Office: W 102 Anatomy Building
Dr. Blehm's interests are in the areas of noise exposure assessment, noise control, program assessment and human factors (behavior-based safety and error correction).
He brings 22 years of applied industrial hygiene (Certified Industrial Hygienist) research and field practice expertise to the department . Dr. Blehm currently holds a joint appointment as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, at the College level (75%), and supports industrial hygiene teaching and research at the department level (25%). Included in his past accomplishments are enhancement of the undergraduate environmental health program and internships plus inroads in distance education; control of reverberant noise in public and school facilities through assessment and followed by controls provided by site personnel; and the use of behavioral-based safety concepts to address errors leading to near misses or similar outcomes in the workplace.
His experience prior to joining the faculty of Colorado State was in the industrial chemical and metals producing industries (Louisiana, USA and Jamaica) and with public health agencies at the local and state level (Colorado).
Dr. Blehm's interests in education continue to be enhancement of our undergraduate program through program assessment and modification to meet changing missions plus exploration of interdisciplinary graduate education efforts to yield practitioners with unique skills to address environmental problems of today and tomorrow.
Department Contact Information:Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences