Brian Finder

Brian Finder

D.I.T., C.I.H.
Operations and Management

Office: 302 Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-1422


  • BS in Industrial Education and a MS in Safety from UW-Stout
  • Doctorate of Industrial Technology from the University of Northern Iowa
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist per the American Board of Industrial Hygiene

In 2003 and 2007, Brian was recognized by the College of Technology, Engineering and Management for his teaching excellence. He also received the UW-Stout Outstanding Graduate Faculty award in August of 2010.

Research Interests

In addition to researching the attenuation qualities of anti-vibration gloves, an experimental study of Brian's established that long-term/repeated cold exposure produces a semi-permanent form of peripheral nervous system impairment in meat processing workers (abstract). The results of this study were presented in March of 2006 at the 9th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando, Florida. Brian also co-authored the The Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations which was published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

More recently, Brian's research interests have been focused on the development and application of tools, materials and equipment that permit teenagers to perform and thus learn green sand, lost foam and other metal casting-based processes. An informative video of a collaborative initiative which involved various UW-Stout faculty as well as staff, the Admissions Office and the Manufacturing Outreach's Discovery Center at the Dunn County Fair can be found by clicking here.

Courses Taught

M.S. Risk Control Program Courses

Traffic Safety Education Teacher Prep Courses 

Specifics about the program and general course information

About Brian

Prior to joining the Risk Control Center faculty in January of 1995, Brian spent ten years as a safety and industrial hygiene technical support professional for high-tech, heavy / light manufacturing, agricultural, and food processing-related industries. He routinely provides safety / risk control consultation for various manufacturing, service and legal-oriented organizations (resume).  He served as the Program Director for the M.S. Risk Control program from August of 2006 through August of 2011 and has taught the foundry portion of the STEPS summer girls camp program since the summer of 2004.