ASSE Honors Embry-Riddle Safety Science Professor Anne Kogut
Anne Kogut, an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, has been honored with the 2011-2012 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award from the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
The annual award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company, recognizes an ASSE member for outstanding service to the safety and health profession. Nominees are evaluated on demonstrated knowledge and expertise, ASSE activities, professional contributions, awards and innovations, leadership/management skills, and endorsements.
Kogut has been a member of the ASSE since 1995, holding chapter leadership positions as vice president and secretary. She is a published author who frequent delivers keynote addresses at safety and health conferences.
Kogut has been a safety professional for more than 27 years, most recently as senior industrial hygienist and toxicologist at Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates.
At Embry-Riddle she teaches Introduction to Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene to students majoring in Safety Science through the Applied Aviation Sciences Department of the College of Aviation. Currently she is developing a student mentoring program to link the ASSE Central Florida Chapter and Embry-Riddle’s Safety Science program.
“Anne is very deserving of recognition from Embry-Riddle as well as from ASSE,” said Guy Smith, Ph.D., chair of the Applied Aviation Sciences Department. “She is intrinsic to the success we have with our students. Our Safety Science program is so strong because we can call upon industry leaders, like Anne, to fill in the vital gaps.”