Cheryl Wilhelmsen, Ph.D.
Cheryl Wilhelmsen, Ph.D.
Technology Management Director; Industrial Technology Program Director
University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
- Ph.D., Education, University of Idaho, May 2013
- Ed.S., Industrial Technology Education (Emphasis in Safety), University of Idaho, May 2006
- M.S., Industrial Technology Education (Emphasis in Safety), University of Idaho, May 2002
- B.S., Corporate Training under the Vocational Education Program, Idaho State University, May 1995
- Risk Assessment in Aviation Maintenance
Cheryl Wilhelmsen is the director for the Industrial Technology and the Technology Management Programs in the Engineering College for the University of Idaho at the Idaho Falls Center Campus. She has worked part time for the University System (APUS)/American Military University (AMU) for ten years and then as an assistant professor for two and a half years. Wilhelmsen worked as a consultant for NASA Ames in aviation risk and maintenance for over 15 years. Wilhelmsen worked as a senior ergonomics analyst for General Dynamics, San Diego, Cali. for three years. Wilhelmsen worked nineteen years for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) in various capacities. Wilhelmsen was a project manager for the Air Force (ASOC) project for two years. She has thirty years of professional experience in both research and application work in the areas of training, aviation safety, ergonomics, human factors, systems engineering, industrial engineering, safety and health, risk assessment, and computer software development and usage. She has been involved in Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Human Reliability Assessment for both the Idaho National Lab and NASA. She has consulted with DoD and DOE in conducting hundreds of ergonomic assessments and training in the areas of safety, risk, and ergonomics. She co-authored and published a book, Risk Assessment-Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications by Lee T. Ostrom and Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen publisher John Wiley, 2012. She also co-authored and published a book, Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach by Theresa Stack, Lee T. Ostrom, and Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen, publisher John Wiley (2016).
- Past research projects include work with NASA on Aviation Maintenance Inspection
- Stack, T., Ostrom, L.T.,and Wilhelmsen, C., Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach, John Wiley, 2016.
- Wilhelmsen, C., Engineering Outcomes of Grades 10-12 Using Different Pre-Engineering Curriculums: A Case Study, University of Idaho, 2013. (Dissertation)
- Ostrom, L. and Wilhelmsen, C., Risk Assessment-Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications, John Wiley, 2012.
- Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., Developing Risk Models for Aviation Inspection and Maintenance Tasks, Aeronautics and Astronautics, ISBN 978-953-307-473-3, edited by Max Mulder, InTech - Open Access Publisher, August 2011.
- Ostrom, L. and Wilhelmsen, C., Buddy Ergonomics System, Encyclopedia of Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis, 2000.
- Wilhelmsen, C, and Dixon, R., Identifying Indicators Related to Constructs for Engineering Design Outcome, Journal of Technology Education, Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 57 – 77, Spring 2016.
- Wilhelmsen, C., Ostrom, L., Remote Aircraft Composite Inspection Using 3D Imaging, Presented at the International Conference on Human System Interaction, Portsmouth, UK, July 2016.
- Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., Factoring in Safety Culture into a Risk Framework, Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, June 2015.
- Wilhelmsen, C., Engineering Outcomes of Grades 10-12 Using Different Pre-Engineering Curriculums, AITNER, Athens, Greece, June 2014.
- Certification in the Leadership Academy (2016)
- Award in appreciation as a Finals Judge for the Business+Innovation+Growth (BIG) (2015)