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Looking forward to more time to accomplish things on the “Honey do…” list and helping to promote Central Missouri’s activities in Safety, Health, Ergonomics, and Environmental Protections (SHEEP) are part of Chitaranjan Saran’s retirement plans. The professor emeritus of safety shared his love for teaching with thousands of students in the Department of Safety Sciences during his 31-year career at CMSU.
Saran taught courses such as the Psychology and Philosophy of Safety, Ergonomics in Safety and Health, Environmental Compliance, Loss Control, Industrial Hazard Management, and Loss Control Management. He joined the CMSU faculty in 1975 as an associate professor and was promoted six years later to full professor. In addition to teaching on campus, he coordinated the university’s safety program in St. Louis from 1975-1978.
His education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, an institution that has provided technological and engineering graduates for India for more than 50 years. He earned his doctorate from North Carolina State University, and studied at New York University, where he was a post-doctoral fellow.
While at CMSU, Saran devoted many hours outside the classroom to campus service through his participation in committees at every level. He has helped the university to explore education needs in the metropolitan area as a member of the Kansas City Task Force.
He has also kept abreast of changes in his field as a member of organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers and Veterans of Safety, just to name a few.