Elbert Sorrell

Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Professor , University of Wisconsin-Stout
Full Professor
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 302C Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2630
Email: sorrelle@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ed D Vocational Education
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 1995
    • MS Occupational Safety and Health
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1983
    • BS Industrial Technology
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1978

Licensures and Certifications

  • OHSAS 18001 RABQSA, Certified Safety Auditor
  • Board of Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Courses Taught

  • INMGT-499 Independent Study
  • RC-381 Prin Occ Risk Control/Safety
  • RC-383 Occ Saf Health & Env Standards
  • RC-392 Construction Risk Management
  • RC-440 Environmental & Sust Mgmt
  • RC-499 Independent Study
  • RC-581 Prin Occ Risk Control/Safety
  • RC-640 Environmental & Sust Mgmt
  • RC-735 Field Prob in Risk Control
  • RC-749 Coop Ed Exp
  • RC-781 Risk Management Applications
  • RC-782 Loss Control Systems
  • RC-784 Internship-Risk Control
  • RC-785 Seminar in Risk Control
  • RC-799 Independent Study

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Risk Control Center
      Director
      August 1997 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, M.S. in Risk Control
      Program Director
      August 1997 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
      Professor
      March 1988 - Present

Industry

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
      Safety /Loss Control Consultant
      August 1983 - March 1988
  • Corning Glass Works
      Production Supervisor
      March 1980 - June 1982
  • Kearney and Trecker Corporation
      Service Engineer Representative
      January 1979 - March 1980

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Sorrell, E. (Working Paper). TBD. .
    • Ramsey, J., Sorrell, E., & Hartz, W. (2015). Advancing the OSH Profession Through Outcome-Based Accreditation. Professional Safety.
    • Sorrell, E., & Ramsay, J. (2007). Problem-Based Learning at the Worksite: A Robust, Adult Education Oriented Training and Education Approach for Safety, Health and Health Practitioners. .
    • Sorrell, E., & Ramsay, J. (2006). Problem-Based Learning: A Novel Approach to teaching Safety, Health and Environmental Courses. Journal of SH&E Research, 3(3).
    • Sorrell, E. (2003). Schools of Thought. Safety and Health. The National Safety Council.
    • Sorrell, E. (1993). Continuing Education and the Loss Control Professional. The National Safety Council.
    • Sorrell, E. (1993). Loss Control Consulting in Business and Industry. University of Wisconsin-Stout Management Memo.

Presentations

    Seminar

    • Sorrell, E., & Beamer, B. (July, 2012). . , Germany.
    • Sorrell, E. (July, 2009). Development and Implementation of Safety Management Systems Based on OHSAS 18001-2007.. National Venezuelan Environmental Health/Safety and Environmental Conference, Venezuela.

    Paper

    • Sorrell, E., & Ramsay, J. (June, 2006). Problem-Based Learing: A Novel Approach to teaching Safety, Health and Environmental Courses. American Society of Safety Engineer Professional Development Conference, Seattle, WA.
    • Sorrell, E. (February, 2003). The Integration of Safety and Health in Construction Program Curriculum. Construction Safety Conference, Chicago, IL.
    • Sorrell, E. (March, 2000). Integration of Technical and Managerial Risk Control Concepts into the B.S. in Construction at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Safety and Health Educators’ Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

    Oral Presentation

    • Sorrell, E. (October, 2005). Getting the Facts: Incident/Accident Investigation. Western Wisconsin Safety Council, Eau Claire, WI.
    • Sorrell, E. (February, 2003). Professional Development and the Safety Professional. American Society of Safety Engineers (NW-Chapter) Professional Development Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • certification registrar / certification body (Arvada, CO)
      (September 2006 - Present)
    • Law Firm (Wisconsin)
      (March 2005 - Present)
    • Furniture Manufacture (Thorpe, Wisconsin)
      (June 2008 - June 2008)
    • Sheet Metal Fabricator (Baldwin, Wisconsin )
      (June 2006 - January 2007)
    • Oil Refinery (Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia)
      (September 2001 - September 2001)
    • Construction Manager (Minnesota)
      (January 1996 - January 1997)
    • Manufacturer of Door Hardware (Wisconsin)
      (June 1996 - July 1996)
    • Food Processor (Wisconsin)
      (June 1993 - September 1995)

    Directed Student Industry Project

      • Conducted a job safety analysis on multiple work processes (September 2009 - May 2010)
      • Development of a safety management system (September 2007 - May 2008)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grants

    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $101594 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $105870 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $110000 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $110000 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $89100 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $89100 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $89100 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $89100 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $90000 (Funded).
    • Sorrell, E., Curricular and Instructional Enhancement of the M.S. in Risk Control Program and the Minor in Construction Safety/Risk Control. Sponsored by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $90000 (Funded).

Reviewer/Editor

  • Editor, Journal Editor: The Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research (2008 - 2011)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan (September 2013)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association
  • National Safety Council
  • Wisconsin Council of Safety

Service

Department/School

  • Co-op site development, Co-op Coordinator (1988 - Present)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Sabbatical Committee (September 2013 - December 2013)

Professional

  • Commissioner, ABET - Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) (September 2012 - Present)
  • Program Evaluator, ABET - Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) (September 2009 - Present)
  • Committee Member, American Society of Safety Engineers - Education Standards Committee (September 2007 - Present)