Staff



Dr. Field

Dr. William E. Field, EdD

Project Director

William E. Field, Ed.D, is a Professor and 36-year member in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and is an Extension Safety Specialist for Purdue’s Cooperative Extension Service. He has conducted training nationwide and internationally on safety, health, and emergency management-related issues with approximately $17 million in external grants and contracts.

Charlene Cheng

Charlene Cheng, MS

Safety and Health Consultant

Charlene Cheng, M.S., is a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. She has a degree in Occupational Safety and Health and has worked in industrial settings including rock mining operations. Her interest is in the efficiency of training resources and analysis of injury data for use in developing educational strategies.

Dr. Mahmoud Nour

Dr. Mahmoud Nour, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Agricultural & Industrial Safety & Health)

Dr. Nour has working on agricultural injury surveillance programs within Purdue Agricultural Confined Space Database. His research focused on reducing injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces by studying all related hazards and causative factors of injury risks in depth and disseminating that information to extension and safety professionals. He has developed a standard process of identifying, documenting, and categorizing injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces in the U.S.

Denise Heath

Denise L. Heath

Information Processing Systems Operator

Denise has been an information processing systems operator for 36 years and assists in developing brochures, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters and any other need of the project team. She brings with her an experience in organizational skills and editing that will greatly assist this project.

Mike Manning

Mike Manning, MS

Agricultural Safety Training Consultant

Mike started his Purdue Extension career as the ANR Educator in Perry County, he also served in this role in Jasper County and then provided service administratively as the Northwest District Director before working on campus as Assistant Director for staff development. He has served Purdue Extension for over 31 years.