Dr. Gary Winn began his career as an industrial engineer in the oil tool business in Houston, later moving to Ohio to work as a legislative analyst for the American Motorcyclist Association. He founded and managed vintage motorcycle racing that still sanctions and operates a national motorsports calendar. He finished a doctorate at Ohio State University and came to West Virginia University in 1989 where he is a fully promoted professor in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, the Safety Management Program. He is author of the book titled, Practical Leadership Skills for Safety Professionals and Project Engineers and recently received the William Tarrants Educator of the Year award offered by the American Society of Safety Professionals at its annual professional development conference in San Antonio this past June.
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University is a public, land-grant institution with divisional campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. U.S. News and World Report ranks WVU among the top 100 public universities in the nation.