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Communicating Science and Technical Concepts - Live Virtual PDC



  • Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CSP

    Brief story arc of my career: (or how did I go from studying geology to risk + stories in 1 minute) I started in geological engineering (in CO) and finished in geology (in MA) after wanting a more rounded education. I worked in industry doing marketing support before finding my first career job as an industrial hygienist with a small New England environmental engineering firm and was also a field geologist. Everything was technical and numbers (and fun!). I started teaching environmental health and safety (EHS) at a technical college and management in an MBA program back in Maine. I got my Masters in Adult Education while teaching and then I got my Certified Industrial Hygienist (and others) when I was working for a global engineering firm. It was a nice combo of both technical and soft skills (and fun!). I eventually went out on my own for 13 years doing more training than consulting and it was lots of fun, but the great recession caught up to us. So, I moved to AZ to take the position at Arizona State University (ASU) as Safety Director for the Fulton Schools of Engineering. I decided to get my PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) where I study risk perceptions, cognitive biases, decision-making, persuasion, and stories (and do fun research!). After 7 years having performed many successful work mediations I moved to UC Davis, CA to be Director of Strategic Change in Safety Culture for their College of Engineering. And it was fun (at times). I left to return to AZ and work for a small EHS related software firm based in Boston, BioRAFT, where I'm their new Director of Risk Management and Safety Education. My current work focuses on creating engaging content and using stories to affect risk perceptions. And I am having tons of fun working on the human side of risk!

November 8, 2022
Tue 9:00 AM EST

Duration 9H 0M

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