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About Dale J. Stephenson

Dr. Dale Stephenson joined the faculty of the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University in 2003. He is responsible for the overall management and growth of the undergraduate environmental and occupational health academic program, and directs the Center for Excellence for Environmental Health and Safety. The Center promotes environmental health and occupational safety in Idaho through technical assistance, consultation, and outreach. Dr. Stephenson has a Ph.D. in Environmental Health, with an emphasis in Occupational Health, from Colorado State University. He is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. In addition to his work at Boise State, Dr. Stephenson serves the community as vice-chairman of the governor-appointed Treasure Valley Air Quality Council, a council member of the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council, a member of the crop burning advisory committee of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association.
In 2012, Dr. Stephenson traveled to both Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as an external reviewer for newly formed undergraduate programs in environmental and occupational health at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kota Bharu, and Jumeira University in Dubai. He had also been to the United Arab Emirates in 2010 as chair of a site visit team performing an accreditation review of undergraduate degrees in global health and environmental health and safety at Abu Dhabi University.


Present Director, Boise State University Center for Excellence for Environmental Health and Safety
Present Director, Undergraduate Environmental and Occupational Health Program, School of Allied Health Sciences, Boise State University School of Allied Health Sciences
Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Community and Environmental Health

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011, 2008 - Excellence in Faculty Teaching Award, College of Health Sciences, Boise State University
  • 2010 - Excellence in Faculty Service Award, College of Health Sciences, Boise State University
  • 2009 - Provost's Excellence in Advising Award, Boise State University


  • Global Environmental Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Noise and Other Physical Agents
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Control Methods
  • Air Quality Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Seminar & Internship

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Articles & Conference Proceedings (9)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (3)