Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson
Welcome to Industrial and Systems Engineering
We are happy to welcome our new department chair, Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson.
Tonya Smith-Jackson, PhD, CPE comes to North Carolina A&T from Virginia Tech, where she was a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She was founder and director of the Assessment and Cognitive Ergonomics Lab (ACE) and co-director of the Safety Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction Labs. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 1982, has a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and M.S. and PhD degrees in Psychology/Ergonomics from North Carolina State University (1989 and 1998, respectively). She is certified by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Her research has been funded by a variety of organizations and agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Army Research Office, United Parcel Service, Toshiba Corporation of Japan, Carilion Clinic, and Carilion Biomedical Institute. She has focused her research, teaching, and service efforts on ensuring processes and technologies are equitable and inclusive across cultures, genders, abilities, and generations.