Kari Babski-Reeves

Kari Babski-Reeves

Larry G. Brown Professor, Head, and Associate Dean

Office: 260I McCain Hall
P 662.325.8430

Meet Your Department Head

Kari Babski-Reeves, Ph.D. received her Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2000, 1998, and 1995 respectively. She joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty in June 2006, after serving on the faculty at Virginia Tech. She also is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Dr. Babski-Reeves’ research efforts are focused in the areas of human factors, ergonomics, and safety. Specifically, her research interests include industrial ergonomics, work related musculoskeletal disorder prevention and control, occupational biomechanics, psychosocial risk factors, work physiology, occupational safety and health, total body fatigue, localized muscle fatigue, and thermography applications in ergonomics. Her research has been funded by entities such as NIOSH, Honda, Hyundai, UPS, DHS, and DOE.

Dr. Babski-Reeves’ research has been published in journals including Human Factors; Ergo; IEEE Transactions: Man, Systems, and Cybernetics; and the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers, among others.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2000.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1998.
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1995.