The Center for Safety Innovation and Research


Keene State Logo                                                              at Keene State College


Keene State offers New England’s only year-round program awarding a bachelor’s degree in safety studies. Alumni now work as safety professionals in safety-related jobs in every state in the nation and several countries abroad.

“We're proud that our safety degree program is helping protect workers and save lives,” said Former KSC President Stanley J. Yarosewick

Keene State is one of the few institutions of higher education in the country which offers a comprehensive safety management program. Courses within the program address legal aspects of safety and environmental protection, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, traffic safety, fire protection, home safety, disaster planning, ergonomics, industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health management. About 200 Keene State students are enrolled in the safety degree program, and about 2,000 additional students take safety courses each year. Keene State also offers classes at a satellite facility in Manchester in association with OSHA.


Technology Design & Safety Faculty

Department Chair 

Larry McDonald


Administrative Assistant

Kitty Arsenault


Name/E-mail/Title Phone Office

Vicki Farer, Instructor

(603) 358-2891 Butterfield 212
Wayne Hartz, Assistant Professor (603) 358-2943 Butterfield 201
Larry McDonald, Professor (603) 358-2976 Butterfield 205
Nora Traviss Velazquez, Instructor (603) 358-2974 Butterfield 
Melinda Treadwell, Associate Professor (603) 358-2945 Butterfield 212
David Buck, Director of Curriculum (603) 358- 2977 Butterfield 210
Lucy Ryder, Instructor (603) 358- 4421 Butterfield 210
Chris Langille, CEMS Admin (603) 358-2946 Butterfield 211
Jaime Ingalls, Lab Tech (603) 358-2947 Butterfield 211