Terry L. Stentz, PhD, MPH, CPE, CPC


Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Associate Professor
The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Webpage: http://www.engineering.unl.edu/durhamschool/faculty-staff/TerryStentz.shtml
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Health, College of Public Health
The Ohio State University-Columbus, OH

Professional Summary

  • 1970-1973 U.S. Navy, Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer (AMDO), RVAH-1, USS Ranger (CVA-61) and USS Saratoga (CVA-60); Naval Intelligence, Captain, USN (Retired)
  • 1973-1978 Manufacturing Engineer/Test Engineering Manager, Brunswick Defense Products, Inc., Lincoln, NE
  • 1978-1990 Vice President and Plant Engineer, Land and Sky Mfg., Lincoln, NE
  • 1990-1998 Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, UNL
  • 1995-1998 Adjunct Professor, Department of Construction Management, UNL
  • 1998-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, UNL
  • 2003-present  Associate Professor, Durham School, Construction Engineering and Management, UNL
  • 2003-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine, UNMC
  • 2006-present Associate Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health Science, UNMC
  • 2010-present  Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, The Ohio State University


  • 2000, MPH, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • 1997, PhD, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
  • 1996, MSIE, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
  • 1989, AM, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • 1978, MA, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
  • 1974, BS, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
  • 1970, BA, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE

Research Interests

  • Occupational safety and health for general industry, construction, and transportation.
  • Industrial engineering and organizational psychology.
  • Ergonomics in food processing, manufacturing, construction, and transportation.
  • Fall injury risk modelling and prevention using wireless remote sensing.
  • Physical/cognitive work simulation and human performance testing; aging workforce.
  • Work-related soft-tissue injury analysis and prevention.
  • Human sleep and shift-work scheduling for systems performance and safety.

Selected Publications

  • Riley, M.W., Cochran, D.J., Stentz, T.L., May, D.R. and Schwoerer, C.E. Case Study #1, Participatory ergonomics interventions in meatpacking, Ed. Gjessing, C.C., Schoenborn, T.F. and Cohen, A., DHHS (NIOSH) Publication, No. 94-124, pp. 51-91.
  • Sposato, R.C., Riley, M.W., Ballard, J.L., Stentz, T.L., and Glisman, C.L. Wrist squareness and median nerve impairment, J Occup Environ Med, 37:1122-1126, 1995.  Wrist squareness and median nerve impair... [J Occup Environ Med. 1995] - PubMed - NCBI
  • May, D.R., Schwoerer, C.E., Stentz, T.L., and Cochran, D.J. Effects of ergonomic job design on employees. Health-related outcomes and organizational attitudes: A quasi-experimental field study. Personnel and Human Resource Management Division of the National Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, BC, August 1995.
  • Riley, M.W., Stentz, T.L., and Tarawnecha, I. Safety impact issues of job associated sleep: Final Report, March, 1997. Prepared for Mid-America Transportation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, Virginia, 1997.
  • Cochran, D.J., Stentz, T.L. Stonecipher, B.S. and Hallbeck, M.S. Job or task analysis for risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders (Chap. 19); Guide for videotaping and gathering data on jobs for analysis of risks of musculoskeletal disorders (Chap. 30); Handbook of Industrial Ergonomics, CRC Press, 2000.
  • Cai, C., Perry, M.J., Sorock, G.S., Hauser, R., Spanjer, K.J., Mittleman, M.A. and Stentz, T.L. Laceration injuries among workers at meat packing plants. Am J Ind Med, 47:403-410, 2005.  Laceration injuries among workers at meat packi... [Am J Ind Med. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI
  • Lander, L., Sorock, G., Stentz, T.L., Eisen, E.A., Mittleman, M., Hauser, R. and Perry, M.J. Validation of self-reported occupational exposures in meatpacking workers. Am J Ind Med, 52:707-715, 2009.  Validation of self-reported occupational exposu... [Am J Ind Med. 2009] - PubMed - NCBI
  • Lander, L., Eisen, E.A., Stentz, T.L. Spanjer, K.J., Wendland, B. and Perry, M.J. Near-miss reporting system as an occupational injury prevention intervention in manufacturing. Am J Ind Med, 54:40-48, 2011.  Near-miss reporting system as an occupational i... [Am J Ind Med. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI
  • Lander, L., Sorock, G., Stentz, T.L., Eisen, E.A., Mittleman, M., Hauser, R. and Perry J. A case-crossover study of occupational laceration injuries in pork processing. Occup Environ Med, 69:410-416, 2012.  A case-crossover study of laceration injur... [Occup Environ Med. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Professional Affiliations
Registrations and Licenses

  • Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • Board Certified Professional Constructor (CPC)
  • Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist (RPIH)
  • Licensed Electrical Contractor-State of Nebraska
  • Certified OSHA Outreach Instructor (29 CFR 1910 - General Industry)
  • Certified OSHA Outreach Instructor (29 CFR 1926 - Construction)

Professional Society Memberships

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) - Senior Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) - Member
  • American Institute of Constructors (AIC) - Member
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Full Member
  • Association of Registered Professional Industrial Hygienists (ARPIH) - Member
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Full Professional Member

Contact Terry L. Stentz

W113 Nebraska Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0500

Phone: 402-472-5078

Email: tstentz1@unl.edu