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Diana Schwerha

Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
STKR 278
schwerha@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.1577

http://www.ohio.edu/industrial/ergonomics/

Dr. Schwerha's research area focuses on ergonomics and aging workers. She has served as an advisor for MS students pursuing research in aging and ergonomics, usability of technology, and factors related to technology adoption among older users. She is current the Director of a NIOSH Training Project Grant in Occupational Safety at OU. She has published numerous journal articles and conference papers and has given presentation in the US and Europe.


Research Interests: Aging Worker Retention, Ergonomics, Application of Ergonomics to Seniors Living Independently

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University, 2004. M.S., Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Safety, West Virginia University, 1996. B.S., Chemistry, Mary Washington College, 1989.

Publications:

Lynch, K., Schwerha, D., and Johanson, G. (2012). Development of a Weighted Heuristic for Website Evaluation for Older Adults. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. Available online now at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10447318.2012.715277.

Schwerha, D.J, Ritter, C., Robinson, S., Griffeth, R., and Fried, D. (2011). Integrating Ergonomic Factors into the Decision to Retire. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 220-227.

Schwerha, D. (2010). Ergonomics for the Experienced. Industrial Engineer, 42(11),35-39.

Wiker, S.F., Schwerha, D. And Jaraiedi, M. (2009). Auditory and Visual Distractor Decrement in Older Worker Manual Assembly Task Learning: Impact of Spatial Reasoning, Field Independence, and Level of Education. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(4), 300-317.

Schwerha, D., Wiker, S., and Jaraiedi, M. (2007). Effect of Distractors, Age, and, Level of Education upon Psychomotor Task Learning. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 801-809. Lynch, K., Schwerha, D., and Johanson, G. (2012). Development of a Weighted Heuristic for Website Evaluation for Older Adults. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. Available online now at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10447318.2012.715277.

Schwerha, D.J, Ritter, C., Robinson, S., Griffeth, R., and Fried, D. (2011). Integrating Ergonomic Factors into the Decision to Retire. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 220-227.

Schwerha, D. (2010). Ergonomics for the Experienced. Industrial Engineer, 42(11),35-39.

Wiker, S.F., Schwerha, D. And Jaraiedi, M. (2009). Auditory and Visual Distractor Decrement in Older Worker Manual Assembly Task Learning: Impact of Spatial Reasoning, Field Independence, and Level of Education. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(4), 300-317.

Schwerha, D., Wiker, S., and Jaraiedi, M. (2007). Effect of Distractors, Age, and, Level of Education upon Psychomotor Task Learning. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 801-809. Lynch, K., Schwerha, D., and Johanson, G. (2012). Development of a Weighted Heuristic for Website Evaluation for Older Adults. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. Available online now at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10447318.2012.715277.

Schwerha, D.J, Ritter, C., Robinson, S., Griffeth, R., and Fried, D. (2011). Integrating Ergonomic Factors into the Decision to Retire. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 220-227.

Schwerha, D. (2010). Ergonomics for the Experienced. Industrial Engineer, 42(11),35-39.

Wiker, S.F., Schwerha, D. And Jaraiedi, M. (2009). Auditory and Visual Distractor Decrement in Older Worker Manual Assembly Task Learning: Impact of Spatial Reasoning, Field Independence, and Level of Education. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(4), 300-317.

Schwerha, D., Wiker, S., and Jaraiedi, M. (2007). Effect of Distractors, Age, and, Level of Education upon Psychomotor Task Learning. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 801-809. Lynch, K., Schwerha, D., and Johanson, G. (2012). Development of a Weighted Heuristic for Website Evaluation for Older Adults. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. Available online now at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10447318.2012.715277.

Schwerha, D.J, Ritter, C., Robinson, S., Griffeth, R., and Fried, D. (2011). Integrating Ergonomic Factors into the Decision to Retire. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 220-227.

Schwerha, D. (2010). Ergonomics for the Experienced. Industrial Engineer, 42(11),35-39.

Wiker, S.F., Schwerha, D. And Jaraiedi, M. (2009). Auditory and Visual Distractor Decrement in Older Worker Manual Assembly Task Learning: Impact of Spatial Reasoning, Field Independence, and Level of Education. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(4), 300-317.

Schwerha, D., Wiker, S., and Jaraiedi, M. (2007). Effect of Distractors, Age, and, Level of Education upon Psychomotor Task Learning. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 801-809.

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