UC Davis Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska appointed of Professor Fadi Fathallah as the associate vice provost for Global Education and Services, Global Affairs, effective July 1, 2016.
In his new position, Fathallah will have primary responsibility for shaping vision and overseeing, coordinating, integrating and providing services to diverse audiences at UC Davis. Those include developing and providing global learning and curricular and co-curricular programs for UC Davis students as well as international students and scholars; supporting sponsored scholars and professionals visiting UC Davis, and promoting best practices in global education across campus.
COEH faculty Fathallah joined UC Davis in 1999 as assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, where he is currently professor and a member of the department’s Graduate Executive Committee. Previously, he served as the Graduate Program Chair.
His research focuses on exposure assessment and development of interventions for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among agricultural workers; basic understanding of the effects of stooped postures and stooped work on the spine; and the biomechanics of ladder use in agriculture.
Fadi directs the USDA California AgrAbility Project and the UC Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center and is Director of Research for the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. In 2005, Professor Fathallah was appointed to a 4-year term to the NIH/NIOSH Safety and Occupational Health Study Section, and he has served on various review panels in the US and Canada. He is editor of the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (JASH) and associate editor of the Journal of Agromedicine. In 2009 and 2010, he received the Outstanding Manuscript Reviewer Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE).
Professor Fathallah is a trustee of the ASABE Foundation and is a director in the Board of Directors of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics His internationally-related service activities include his service on the Senate’s Committee on International Studies and Exchanges; chairing the UCEAP Council of Campus Directors; chairing of a UC Senate ad hoc committee to review UCEAP Middle East programs; and his previous position as the UCEAP Study Center Director at the American University in Cairo. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1995, his M.S. from Virginia Tech University in 1988, and his B.S. from Texas Tech University in 1986.
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