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Casali named interim head of ISE

By Liz Crumbley

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 01 - August 24, 1995

John G. Casali has accepted an appointment as interim head of the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, according to College of Engineering Dean F. William Stephenson.

Casali assumed the post August 1, when current department head Robert D. Dryden became dean of engineering at Portland State University in Oregon.

Casali joined the Tech faculty in 1982 and established the university's Auditory Systems Laboratory in 1983. As laboratory director, he conducts research in human-factors engineering and ergonomics, particularly in the areas of workplace and vehicle safety.

Casali has achieved international recognition as a leader in hearing protection design and testing, and he holds two hearing-protector patents. His laboratory is the only university facility to be accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for performing acoustical research and testing services.

"I have known John for several years and am convinced that he has the qualities necessary to lead the department with distinction," Stephenson said.