B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Carter J. Kerk, PhD, PE, CSP, CPE research interests and experiences are in the areas of ergonomics/human factors engineering, safety engineering, occupational biomechanics, and American Indian STEM initiatives.
Carter J. Kerk, PhD, PE, CSP, CPE is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at South Dakota School of Mines. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Michigan and South Dakota), a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Prior to joining SD Mines, Dr. Kerk was an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department and Safety Engineering Program at Texas A&M University. His industry engineering experience was at Central Nebraska Tubing (tubular steel manufacturing), Brownie Manufacturing (metal fabrication and finishing), Dorsey Laboratories (pharmaceutical manufacturing), and the Nebraska Energy Office. Over the course of his career, Dr. Kerk has published 34 peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings and has delivered over 160 invited seminars and lectures in the US, Mexico, Canada, and Spain. He has been awarded over $4.6M in sponsored research.
Carter J. Kerk, PhD, PE, CSP, CPE teaches in the areas of ergonomics/human factors engineering, work methods and measurement, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, and engineering economics. Recent course offerings include IENG 241L (Teaming & Quality Methods), IENG 302 (Engineering Economics), IENG 331 (Safety Engineering), IENG 431/531 (Industrial Hygiene), and ENGM 661 (Engineering Economics for Managers).