2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Built Environment

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Master of Science – Occupational Safety Management
Master of Arts – Occupational Safety Management

Department of Built Environment
Technology Annex Building, Room 200
Phone: 812-237-3532
Fax: 812-237-9676
Web site: http://technology.indstate.edu/BE/

Department Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne



Blyukher, Boris; Ph.D., National Institute of Standards, Moscow, USSR,
Professor of Safety Management
Specialization: Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene

Associate Professors

Ellingson, Lee A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Associate Professor of Construction Management
Specializations: Construction Management

Moayed, Farman A.; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Associate Professor of Safety Management
Specialization: Safety Management 

Payne, Andrew Phillip; Ph.D., M.Arch., North Carolina State University
Chair of Department of Built Environment and Associate Professor of Built Environment
Specializations: Architecture, Interior Design

Sheldon, Ernest; Ph.D., Purdue University, 
Associate Professor of Safety Management
Specialization: Safety Management 

Assistant Professors

Arrington-Bey, Azizi, M. Arch., Florida A&M University
Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture Design
Specialization:  Architecture, Interior Design

Baker, William L., Ph.D., Capella University
Assistant Professor of Construction Management
Specialization:  Construction Management



Williamson, Mike G.; MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MCDP; Indiana State University

Instructor of Safety Management

Specialization: Human Resource Development


The graduate program in Occupational Safety Management is offered in the Department of the Built Environment.

Built environments range in scale from residential and commercial structures to entire cities, including their supporting infrastructures such as water supplies and energy networks.  The term “built environment” typically is used to describe the interdisciplinary field which addresses the design, construction, management, and use of these human-made surroundings and their connection to human activity over time.  The area of study draws upon subjects such as architecture, construction management, interior design, safety management, economics, law, public policy, technology and environmental sustainability.


Applicants will meet the regular admission standards of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and the following minimum standards for regular admission to any master’s degree program in the College of Technology:

  1. Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an appropriate association such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  2. An undergraduate record with no deficiencies in the areas chosen for study and the completion of any undergraduate courses that may be needed for preparation for specific graduate courses as determined by advisement.
  3. International students must meet the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, including a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test. (Students who possess a degree from an American university are not required to take the TOEFL.)

Students with undergraduate grade point averages between 2.25 and 2.7 may petition the College of Technology Graduate Committee for conditional admission. Specific conditions will be clearly identified at the time of admission by the coordinator of the respective technology degree programs. No student may satisfactorily complete a technology degree program without first receiving regular admission.

Prospective students who have completed other undergraduate programs may request evaluation of their programs of preparation for identification of deficiencies, the removal of which, with undergraduate courses, would qualify them for admission.

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