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Rob Agnew, Ph.D., CIH, CSP

Dr. Rob Agnew


Ph.D., Environmental Science
Oklahoma State University


M.S., Industrial Hygiene
University of Oklahoma

B.S., Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology
Oklahoma State University


Prior to teaching at OSU, Dr. Agnew was in professional practice in the industry, working for Fortune 200 companies implementing comprehensive Environmental, Health, and Safety programs as a Senior Manager for a global enterprise. From his industrial practice Dr. Agnew holds several internationally recognized credentials including being a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.


In his service work, he served as the Chair of the OSU Fire Council that coordinates fire related research among 22+ programs at OSU. He serves on the joint AIHA/ACGIH Ethics Education Committee of which he is the past chair.


Professor Agnew’s research includes the characterization and mitigation of impulse noise from firearms, balancing the fire and health risks of the use of fire retardants in plastics, and chemical contaminant transport in groundwater, including vapor intrusion into buildings. In the classroom, Dr. Agnew brings together practical experience combined with sound theory and hands-on learning to prepare students for the challenges of both the industry and/or the pursuit of advanced degrees.

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