Brian M. Kleiner

Ralph H. Bogle Professor

  • Director, Myers-Lawson School of Construction

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

  • Macroergonomics (work system design)
  • Computer augmented work systems
  • Computer supported collaborative work (CSCW)
  • Function allocation in automation and job design
  • Human reliability and decision making in quality control

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, 1990
  • M.S.I.E., State University of New York, 1983
  • B.A., State University of New York, 1981

  • Bogle Professor, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010-present
  • Director, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Colleges of Engineering (COE) and Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), 2011-present
  • Professor, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2006-present
  • Founding Director, Macroergonomics and Group Decision Systems Laboratory (MGDSL), Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Center, 1995-present
  • Associate Professor, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1994-2006
  • ISE 4004:  Theory of Organization
  • ISE 5694:  Macroergonomics
  • ISE 4005, 4006:  Project Management and System Design I, II

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  • National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, Advisory Board Member
  • Advisory Board, Tier 1 Performance Solutions, 2013-present
  • Elected to National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Sector Council, 2009-present
  • Chair, Benzi Karsh Early Career Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  • Member, Advisory Board ISE Department, University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, 2013-present
  • Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Prize Committee
  • Member, Hal W. Hendrick Distinguished International Colleague Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Member, Fellows Selection Committee (elected), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Member, National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council
  • Co-Chair NORA Prevention through Design Committee
  • Co-Chair, NORA Green Jobs Construction Coordinating Committee
  • Distinguished Professor Award (2014) Construction Industry Institute
  • U.S. Department of Defense Patriot Award (April, 2013) recognizes individual supervisors nominated by an employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve for support provided directly to the nominating Service Member (Advisee, Capt. Jose Jimenez)
  • Bogle Professorship (2013-present)
  • Ed McPherson Memorial Award for achievements in diversity by the Black Graduate Student Organization (2012)
  • Bogle Professor Fellowship (2010-2013)
  • CELDi Outstanding Project Award (2011)
  • Paul E. Torgersen Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching (2008-2009, 2009-2010)
  • Fellow, Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Society (2008)
  • Departmental Nominee, IIE Innovations in Curriculum Award sponsored by IIE Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (2008)
  • Alexander C. Williams, Jr. Design Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2008)
  • College of Engineering Fellow (2005-2008)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Service (2001, 2008)
  • Dean's List for Outstanding Teaching (1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Bronze Distinguished Achievement Award - American Productivity and Quality Center (1995)

Brian M. Kleiner

Brian M. Kleiner
Brian M. Kleiner
  • (540) 231-4926
  • bkleiner@vt.edu
  • 201 Durham Hall
    (MC 0118)
    1145 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061